About Us

We provide training all over the country, our operating base is in Bromborough on the Wirral peninsula,Alongside side the River Mersey with our own private slipway.The waters of River Mersey offer without doubt, The most challenging environment in Merseyside for our practical powerboat and PWC courses.

 

Our dedicated shore-based training centre offers you the chance to undertake your training in comfort whether you are using the latest marine radio equipment or traditional navigation charts.

 

We use equipment of the highest standard. Our training Rigid Inflatable Boats are fully equipped for working in coastal waters by day or night. Our vessels offer a superior standard of equipment including DSC Vhf radio and GPS Chart Plotters. Our aim is to increase your knowledge for commercial or pleasure purposes by giving you the practical skills and theory knowledge to enhance your confidence and safety whilst afloat.

YOUR INSTRUCTOR TEAM

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IAN COSTELLO

Principal

Ian started out on the water in his teenage years with his family. After spending many years in the armed forces in many instructor roles. He then moved into the maritime industry. The water has grown into his passion and vocation that he loves to share with others.

Ian has a vast experience in the maritime industry in many roles including Pilot Vessel Coxswain, Survey Vessel Master for Peel Ports. Ian is currently working within the offshore windfarm industry as a Offshore Support Vessel Master. 

Pioneer Instructor

Advanced Powerboat Instructor

Personal Watercraft Instructor

VHF Instructor/Assessor

BSAC Diving Instructor

Safety Boat Instructor

Shorebased Navigation Instructor

MCA Master 200gt 

MCA OOW 500gt

Yachtmaster CoC

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ZDENEK SIMUNEK 

Instructor

Zdenek is currently a Pilot Vessel skipper on the River Mersey.He has worked in the maritime industry since 2013 so has plenty of experience to share with students.

Zdenek has a passion to help others achieve thier goals,Which shows in his attitude towards instructing.He is currently working towards his instructor certificates.

Yachtmaster CoC

Powerboat Instructor

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STEPHEN GRAHAM

Instructor

Steve has been a keen powerboater for over 10 years. Now Semi-retired & trying to live life to the max

Having owned several RIBS & Boats for pleasure, fishing & observing a bit of wildlife on the water. 

Steve has gained very good tidal experience from having boats moored at Preston Marina & now Fleetwood Docks.

Steve passed his RYA PB2 in 2008 and has been a regular attender on RYA power boat courses since.

Steve is looking forward to passing on skills he has learned over the years to help newcomers to the boating world.

Personal Watercraft Instructor

Powerboat Instructor

Safety Boat Instructor

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ALAN THOMS

 Instructor

Alan has been a mariner since the age of 17. Working from a deck hand up to officer of the watch in the merchant navy.Having moved from oil and gas he now provides marine management to the offshore wind farm renewable sector.Alan also has vast experience operating fast wind farm vessels and tugs

Powerboat Instructor

Yachtmaster CoC

MCA Master 200gt

MCA OOW unlimited

50 years of

COMBINED EXPERIENCE

We have the know-how you need.

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TRAINING COURSES AVAILABLE

As one of our most popular offerings,We are an accredited RYA training centre. Offering a wide range of courses. If you’re unsure about your level or have questions, simply reach out. Our shore-based courses have been highly regarded by countless students throughout the years,We cover plenty of RYA shore-based courses. Get in touch with your questions or to learn more. Through these courses, students have the opportunity to push their skills, techniques and confidence to a new level. We offer a wide range of courses to aid the commercial & work site industry. Contact us today to learn more our commercial offerings.

If you would like further information on any of our available courses 

you can calll us direct on 0151 662 0203 or email us info@marineandsitetraining.co.uk