Salterns Sea School

Based at the marina, ‘Salterns Sea School’ is a fully recognised RYA Training Facility offering a wide range of courses particularly specialising in own boat tuition.  Our resident instructor has significant oceangoing experience and courses offered range from the following:-

Powerboat Training Centre

  • Tuition
  • Charter
  • Management
  • Delivery


  • Powerboat Level 1
  • Powerboat Level  2
  • International Certificate of Competence (ICC)

Motor cruising

  • Advance pilotage
  • Start motor cruising
  • Helmsman practical Course
  • Day skipper Practical motor cruising course (Tidal)
  • Coastal skipper Practical motor cruising course (Tidal)
  • International Certificate of Competence (ICC)


  • Essential Navigation and Seamanship Course
  • Day Skipper Theory Course
  • Coastal Skipper/Yachtmaster Offshore theory Course
  • Diesel Engine Course
  • Marine Radio Short Range Certificate Course

John Elysee


John Elysee, Chief Instructor has worked in the Marine Industry since leaving school and has significant knowledge and experience of both power and motorboats ranging from the smallest tender up to motor yachts of 30.0m LOA.  Previously he was a professional yacht captain and has experience of both the Mediterranean and Caribbean Seas.


Salterns Sea School works closely with a wide range of yacht brokers and dealers and provides owners and their crews with everything from handover and familiarisation training to one to one practical and theory tuition as required.


For more information or to discuss your personalised training requirements, please contact John on:-


T. +44 (0)1202 709971

M. +44 (0)7831 235522


Salterns Marina Limited

40 Salterns Way




BH14 8JR


T. +44 (0)1202 709971

F. +44 (0)1202 700398

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