Towing Courses - Boats

Tips on towing your boat:

  • Always remember to connect the breakaway cable because it is a driving offence if it is not attached and you may be prosecuted.
  • Check all the road lights are working before you set off.
  • It is advisable to have your trailer serviced once a year in order to ensure that your boat is being towed safely. 
  • Make sure any propeller or sharp protrusion at the rear of the boat is covered against accidental injury.
Boat Towing Courses

Boat Course

Towing your Boat with Confidence

Whether you are going to the coast for the weekend or a day's sailing at your local boating lake, knowing the relevant towing law and feeling confident in manouvering your boat trailer will take the stress out of the journey.

Towing a boat has its own particular requirements! It is important to be aware of certain legalities that are only applicable to boat towing. For example, most American boats imported into the UK come with a free trailer which seems like a bonus at first. However, for a number of reasons, they are illegal to use in the UK.

Boats have propellers that stick out beyond the trailer and masts that need extra attention when navigating low bridges, trees or even the roof of the towing vehicle on sharp inclines.

Our job is to make you aware of these issues and ensure you leave the training feeling confident, competent and ready to take your boat to whatever waters you want to sail.

Our instructors are experienced in delivering hands-on, practical training and they will give you the tools and confidence for stress free towing and manoeuvring.

Designed For

All boat trailer users - whether you are new to towing and need to learn the practical and legal aspects related to this area or whether you already have the towing experience, but want to refresh your skills or target certain areas such as reversing.

This morning or afternoon course includes both off-road and road-work training and is generally delivered on a one to one basis.

Our training is designed to suit your needs and while we provide a structured course for you to follow, if you need to focus on a particular area we are happy to factor these requirements onto the training.

Summary

This is a hands-on, practical driving course which you can undertake using your own boat trailer and car. And if you don't have a trailer yet or want some experience of towing before you take the plunge, Towing Solutions has both a trailer for you to use and a vehicle for you to hire if required.

So if you want to negotiate roads and junctions without stress reverse with confidence and be clear about the relevant towing law, this is the course for you.

Information

Course Content

  • Health & Safety
  • Relevant towing law
  • Simple and effective pre-towing inspection routine
  • Hitching up – team & solo
  • Safe loading and noseweights
  • Snaking and instability control
  • Reversing
  • Safe manoeuvring
  • Good driving practice

Details & Costs

For course details and costs or if you want more information please contact our office on 01625 433 251 and we will be pleased to help you.

  • 1/2 Day course 1 delegate (4 hours)
  • Full Day course 2 delegates (5 hours)
  • Family Groups Welcome