Book on an RYA Diesel Engine course below. Future dates are available, please contact the office for details. 

A 1-day beginners’ course to help you prevent and solve diesel engine failure. Mechanical failure is the main cause of rescue callouts to cruisers. Basic maintenance and engine care will help ensure that you are not part of this statistic. Most engine problems can be avoided by taking simple precautions, and you don’t need a detailed mechanical knowledge. This course teaches you how your engine works, how to keep it healthy, and how to get it started again in the event of a breakdown. 

Plymouth Dates


Course Date Duration Price

Plymouth Price: £140
London Price: £POA
Previous Experience: None
Assumed Knowledge: None 
Duration: 1 Day 

Course Content

  • Principle of Diesel Engine Operation
  • Systems & Parts of the Engine
  • Fault Finding 
  • Rectification of Common Problems 
  • Bleeding the Fuel System
  • Changing the Impeller 
  • Routine Maintenance
  • Winter Lay-up Procedures 

Costs Include:

  • Lunch and Refreshments 
  • Course Notes Book
  • PPE if Necessary 

Courses are non-residential so accommodation is required in one of the many hotels or guest houses near the Centre. We can provide a list of recommendations.