We are very fortunate to have our Powerboat school situated in Dun Laoghaire Harbour with its large area of sheltered water which is ideal for year round boat training. It is the perfect location to carry out the many scenarios that are required in powerboat training such as moorings, pontoons, fairways, slipways, commercial and leisure traffic, etc.

If you have a little experience, our National Powerboat Certificate (driving licence) will give you the basic skills. You start your training in a small 3.6 metre RIB (Rigid Inflatable Boat) and then progress up to a 5.85 metre RIB. This allows you to be certified for both tiller and console type boats. If you are experienced and require the Certificate, a direct assessment is also available.

ISA Training Centre
Groups of 3 well discounted
Rental Boat will be back on the water mid May
Dun Laoghaire Powerboat School
Christmas vouchers available with presintation pack available call 01 280 44 22 .....11am to 7 pm each day
Rib Rental

1 st November2017 Now in winter storage, BACK IN SERVICE FOR April 2018. You have done your training and would like to avail of RIB Hire, for family trips, practice, take some guests out and explore Dublin Bay. Our Zodiac SRMN 500 with 50 hp 4 stroke Yamaha outboard engine, accommodating 4 persons, is available to rent.

  • No need to waste time launching a boat and recovering, refuelling or storing and transporting a boat
  • It's on a mooring and ready when you want it.
  • No summer marina fees, no winter storage fees, winterising or antifouling.
  • If you are unfortunate enough to break down at sea you have a full support service.
  • Availability quick check! or direct information! 087 6 49 49 77
Rental Times & Costs (Prices include VAT)
Weekend and Bank Holiday Rates
Morning10.00 am to 1.00 pm€130 includes 25 L of fuel
Afternoon2 .00 pm to 5.00 pm€130 includes 25 L of fuel
EveningNot Available€130 includes 25 L of fuel
Morning10.00 am to 1.00 pm€130 includes 25 L of fuel
Afternoon2 .00 pm to 5.00 pm€130 includes 25 L of fuel
EveningNot Available€130 includes 25 L of fuel
Using reserve tank additional cost of € 15 extra.


  1. National Powerboat Certificate
  2. Passport or driving licence
  3. Credit Card in Name of Person hiring imprint for security deposit €100

Please Note: A credit card imprint deposit of €100 is required and refunded 10 days later provided there is no propeller, boat damage or fines.


Our rental boat operational area is south side of Dublin Bay extending south as far as Killiney Bay. The Islands are not safe to visit at this point in time, however Dun Laoghaire/Rathdown County Council are actively working on building a Pier and we look forward to having this facility.


a) Cancellations by us
In the event of mechanical or equipment failure, or if we have a Small Craft weather warning the trip will be cancelled at short notice.
b) Cancellations by you
A full refund up to 24 hrs before booking thereafter there will be a €50 charge


Bare Boat rental means you’re the Captain and therefore hold full responsibility for your guests. Life jackets for adults are provided on board, and buoyancy aids for children from age 6 up wards available in the school – these must be requested beforehand if required.


  • Safety Jackets must be worn at all times
  • Dun Laoghaire Harbour bylaws shipping rules and speed restrictions must be adhered to
  • Dublin Port Channel must not be entered
  • DLRCC beach restrictions swim zones must be observed

Please Note: Non-adherence to the above regulations are subject to fines and your card imprint is held for 10 days to cover such fines


Your basic boat kit includes:
Paddle, Anchor, Coastal Flare pack, Reserve Fuel, Whistle, Pump, First Aid, warps, Bailer and auto Bilge pump. We supply a hand held VHF to skippers who hold a qualification for its use.

You can provisionally book a rib rental - in the below form, enter your preferred day, date and time and we will reply as soon as possible with availability (typically same day).

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Level 1 Powerboat Crew Certificate Level 1 Powerboat Crew Certificate
Level 1 & 2 National Powerboat Certificate Level 1 & 2 National Powerboat Certificate
Safety Boat Certificate Safety Boat Certificate
Advanced Powerboat Certificate Advanced Powerboat Certificate
Rib Rental Rib Rental
Sports Boat Certificate Sports Boat Certificate
VHF Radio Certificate VHF Radio Certificate
Navigation Certificate Navigation Certificate
Commercial Endorsement Commercial Endorsement
International Certificate of Competency International Certificate of Competency
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