About Nautical Circle

Who We Are

Experienced, knowledgable, passionate.

Located at Waterside Marina in Kingston upon Hull, Nautical Circle is a truly national training centre delivering high quality, low student ratio training courses.

We have students travelling from all over the world to train with our approved RYA, HSE & MCA instructors. Our aim is to provide world class marine training, both theory and practical, to our recreational and commercial clients. Clients report our courses aren’t just informative, they’re fun too!

We offer training from Powerboat Level 1 to Yachtmaster, including all the theory elements you will need. We look forward to working with you

Qualified Instructors

We strive to offer the best possible tuition using only experienced, RYA qualified instructors.

3:1 Instructor Ratio

With your progression as our priority, and to comply with the RYA, we impose a maximum of 3 students for every course held on board one of our boats.

Official RYA School

We are a part of the RYA, meaning we are full accredited by them so you know you are getting the best service.

Online Training

As well as practical powerboat courses, we also offer a full range of online and shorebased training courses.

Modern Training Boats

All of our training boats have undergone stringent safety checks and have the most modern equipment on board.

Competitive Pricing

We believe in quality over quantity and pride ourselves on being able to offer a competitive pricing structure.

Looking back at Hull Minster from the Marina

Our Location

We are based at Hull Waterside Marina, a picturesque setting and  peaceful oasis amidst the bustle of the busy Humber Estuary.

Our location means the waterways of Yorkshire, Lincolnshire and Norfolk are open to us, as well as the North Sea and continental Europe.

The marina re-opened in 1983 in order to accommodate the ever-increasing demand for moorings. Today it can accommodate approximately 300 craft of different shapes and sizes.

Hull town centre which is only a short walk across the road and caters for all tastes, with its many shops and stores, plenty of restaurants and cafés, pubs and clubs.

For the duty lock keeper, contact VHF channel 80 international or call 07789 178501.


What our clients say

Tom Walters
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Here for powerboat lvl2, having never been on a boat. Can't praise Andrew enough, from help and information over the phone and by email, before and while looking for a boat, to cruising on the humber confidently completing man over board manoeuvres. No sales pressure, and a great approach to teaching both in and out the classroom. Thank you 👍
Silviu Cobeanu
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Andrew is a fantastic instructor, the course is very well structured and delivered. The tidal Humber is indeed very suitable for learning. Superb experience overall!
Mike Sanderson
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I completed my Day Skipper Practical with Andrew and Ian; a very friendly and safe learning atmosphere both in the classroom and on the boat. Enough time is spent on everything to get people to where they need to be, and both Andrew and Ian have a wealth of expereince and knowledge that they bring to proceedings. Would definitely recommend!
Winston Phillips
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Just finished YachtMaster Offshore. Fantastic course delivered professionally but in a relaxed style that built confidence and knowledge. Ideal boat for manoeuvring and navigating. A great package and well worth the money. Would highly recommend.
Garry Briggs
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I have just done my level 2 powerboat training with nautical circle, they were so professional, it was very interesting and great fun. I would gladly recommend Andrew and his team.