Licence to Boat 

0481 395 360

No Experience - No problem!

Our Friendly Instructors Will Guide You Through The Course.

Doing your Maritime Safety Queensland, and Boatsafe approved RMDL (Boat licence) course, couldn’t be easier than with Licence to Boat. Our simple step-by-step system guides you through the requirements for your licence quickly and easily. We are located on the Maroochy River, Maroochydore, Sunshine Coast.

Step 1: The online theory course walks you through required information for your licence, and you can do it at home, at your own pace (fast or slow!).

Step 2: Mike or Ben (our instructors) will guide you patiently through the practical part of the course until you are confident and capable, this is done on our fantastic boat (see pictures).

It really couldn’t be easier!

  • Simple to follow step-by-step online theory.
  • Practical can be completed in just a couple of hours.
  • Safe, fun and exciting boat.
  • Small course sizes, Max 5.
  • More time on the water and less in the classroom! (That’s got to be good!)
  • Start your course today, have your licence tomorrow!

In Queensland you must have a recreational marine drivers licence to drive a recreational boat with a motor greater than 6HP. Licence to Boat has developed a simply two step system to gain this.

Step 1: Consists of our online theory training package, Queensland’s first and best Boatsafe approved online training package. This is a fantastic course, and whether you are a beginner or a seasoned boatie there is something in it for you. You can do the course at home in one session and complete it in an evening, or break it up into smaller sessions over a few days. The training package automatically logs you back in to where you left off in your previous session.

Step 2: The second step is the practical part of your RMDL (recreational marine drivers licence). The practical course can be completed in 2-3 hours. So instead of spending your whole day sitting in a stuffy classroom, our online theory course allows more time for the practical on water experience. Practical courses are conducted on the beautiful Maroochy River, Maroochydore, Sunshine Coast.

Once you have completed your online theory course, it’s time to book your practical assessment. There are a Maximum of 5 people on any course (larger group bookings are available) offering you a more personal and friendly experience. We are here to help and guide you to become a safe boatie.

Licence to Boat uses a 5.8m Rigid Inflatable Boat (RIB). “LTB One” provides a safe, comfortable and quiet boat on which to learn, its also fun to drive. Its no wonder that Police, Lifesavers and Navy all use Ribs, they are safe and practical vessels.

The Practical training goes like this:

We will give you a briefing of the vessel, safety, launch/retrieval tips and voyage planning.

Then you take the wheel under the guidance of our instructor and learn how to handle it like a pro! You will learn how to bring the vessel alongside a jetty, pick up a mooring, anchoring, conduct a “person over board” scenario and learn to manoeuvre the boat competently and confidently.

It’s as easy as that! 

Once competent we will issue you with a statement of competency. This must be presented to Transport and Main Roads Queensland (TMR) within 6 months, you then pay their fee to receive your licence.

Please note: The statement of competency is not a licence, it must be taken to TMR within 6 months to gain your licence.

To get a Queensland marine licence, you must:

  • Be at least 16 years old. (you can complete the course at 15 and a half years old)
  • Complete and pass a BoatSafe course or have a recognised and valid interstate or overseas marine licence.

Testimonials

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Max Ray
Max Ray
2018-10-27T02:33:46+0000
Knowledgeable patient understanding learning from Mike Stevens. Came away with license and a great appreciation of Boatsafe codes. Feel quite confident I can safely enjoy skippering a boat.read more
Daniel Vogelpoel
Daniel Vogelpoel
2018-09-02T05:43:29+0000
Fantastic day. So personal with each person on every level. Quick to identify when your not feeling sure or nervous and has the knack to make you quickly feel comfortable. Very professional and so much fun. Highly recommend for groups.read more
Justin Sehmish
Justin Sehmish
2018-08-27T02:00:25+0000
Highly recommend. If you need to get a boat license on the coast this is the place to go. Affordable and great instructor with vast knowledge and a quality boat. The method for completing the theory is also innovative and student friendly. A great service and very friendly staff. Glad I obtained my boat license here.read more
Tina Broadhurst
Tina Broadhurst
2018-08-24T05:14:55+0000
My partner and I completed our boat and jet ski licences. Highly recommend Licence to Boat and Mike who was very patient, full of knowledge, fun whilst still professional. My knowledge was extremely limited before doing the course and now I feel safe and confident enough to get out on the water. Great work 😀read more
Jason Davenport
Jason Davenport
2018-08-12T21:51:03+0000
Mike is a great instructor and explains everything in detail. Very friendly. I would highly recommend obtaining your boat or pwc licence from licence to boat Sunshine Coast.read more
Courtney Dickson
Courtney Dickson
2018-07-26T10:38:07+0000
Great business to go through for your boat/jet ski licence � friendly and learnt alot ���
David Rakoshi
David Rakoshi
2018-07-14T11:28:50+0000
Very professional and very informative. Very happy customer
Michael John Beavis
Michael John Beavis
2018-07-05T08:51:36+0000
I have driven friends boats from tinnies to large Rivieras. But i have remained scared. Tomorrow i get to drive my own tinnie for the first time and i have been so nervous for 25 years since i wanted a boat. Of course a morning on the water doesn't beat years of actual experience, but we all have to start somewhere. Mike is seriously engaged in getting everyone on the water with the skills, confidence and knowledge to do it safely. The practical course was very enjoyable. Mike is extremely affable. It was what i learnt from Mike in that morning that has given me the confidence to get out there on my own.read more
Craig White
Craig White
2018-06-04T07:34:22+0000
I did the jet ski course. Mike was very thorough in his explanation and has a great emphasis on safety while still making it enjoyable. Included a lot of local knowledge and information. Would recommend Licence to Boat to anybody considering either a boat and/or jet ski licence.read more
Darren Cluff
Darren Cluff
2018-06-02T05:47:15+0000
I completed my boat and ski licence today and I can’t recommend Mike from Licence to Boat enough. He was very informative and professional and explained everything really well . I throughly enjoyed the morning. Thanks Mike.read more
Shane Murphy
Shane Murphy
2018-06-02T04:09:03+0000
Was a great easy going coarse. Mike was very helpful with few areas I was unsure of and explained everything well. Thanks Mike.read more
Adam Ryder
Adam Ryder
2018-05-19T03:44:46+0000
Excellent- thanks Mike! Fun and informative, highly recommend.
Ashley Paine
Ashley Paine
2018-04-07T06:37:56+0000
Finished my boat licence today with Mike, great instructor, very knowledgeable, professional, and had a great time! Thanksread more
Em Ryall
Em Ryall
2018-01-20T21:28:13+0000
Completed our boat licence yesterday with Mike and had such a fantastic afternoon!!! � Highly recommend anyone doing this or their jetskil licence here. Excellent boat, venue and river to practice on. The online course was very easy to follow, understand and complete. Mike was great fun, down to earth and very patient while teaching...an excellent trainer!!!! 10/10 ��� Thanks...cant wait to get our rig out on the water now ���read more
Ron Davis
Ron Davis
2018-01-13T04:07:36+0000
Thanks to Mike and Licence to Boat. I completed my boat licence course earlier this week. Couldn’t be happier with the way Mike helped you understand the importance of knowing what you need to know - it made completing the course easy.I will be recommending Licence to Boat to anyone looking to get their boat/jet ski licence.read more
Bailey Hume
Bailey Hume
2018-01-05T08:04:20+0000
Sofia Zanone
Sofia Zanone
2017-12-30T08:35:09+0000
Thanks to Mike and his excellent knowledge we passed our boat and JetSki licences today! What a way to end 2017! Yay!!! Beautiful setting from the Rivershore Resort on the Maroochy River! The online theory courses were very visual and easy to follow and the practical out on the water today was fun and step by step! Loved it and have had a dream come true! Can’t wait now to buy the goods!!! Definitely recommend Mike and License to Boat, thanks Sofia and Chrisread more
Neil Chambers
Neil Chambers
2017-12-27T04:40:42+0000
Did my test two weeks ago. I highly recommend these guys.
Cheryl Anne Collins
Cheryl Anne Collins
2017-12-10T02:43:08+0000
Thoroughly recommend this guy. Great Trainer Great Fun���
Adam Crawley
Adam Crawley
2017-10-30T06:35:36+0000
Angie Murphy
Angie Murphy
2017-10-11T00:32:58+0000
Fantastic trainer. Made my boat & jet ski licence fun & educational. Highly recommend Mike.
Alex Innes
Alex Innes
2017-09-29T23:53:43+0000
Highly recommend licence to boat! Mike is an absolute legend! He made the course very enjoyable and has a head full of knowledge that he is keen to share. Look forward to getting on the water now!read more
Shane Kipping
Shane Kipping
2017-09-29T20:35:03+0000
Matthew Matijevic
Matthew Matijevic
2017-08-23T05:17:44+0000
Thanks for the training Mike, had a great day out on the water and will recommend the course to all my other mates. Thanks Matt.read more
Ben Wieden
Ben Wieden
2017-07-31T09:03:08+0000
Thanks mike, was a awesome arvo! Highly recomended to anyone wanting to do their licence. A+
Michael Johnson
Michael Johnson
2017-07-24T04:36:53+0000
Thanks mike for a great day on the water learning new skills
Troy Pattenden
Troy Pattenden
2017-06-23T09:34:59+0000
Excellent day learning the ropes! Mike provided excellent knowledge alongside plenty of time out on the water. It was a stress free and enjoyable experience. Highly recommend these guys! � ��read more
Jess Nelson
Jess Nelson
2017-06-05T11:09:51+0000
Been meaning to get my boat licence for years, if I new it was going to be this easy I would have done it sooner! Thanks Mike �read more
Stacey Burns
Stacey Burns
2017-03-14T00:42:20+0000
Janet Newing
Janet Newing
2017-03-09T08:02:51+0000
Thanks Mike for our boat/jet ski training and licensing
Robert Craig
Robert Craig
2017-02-19T00:57:28+0000
Just finished my boat licence course with Mike. Great service and explains everything you need to know in detail! Thanks again for the great morning Mike! Cheers Robread more
Trevor Long
Trevor Long
2017-02-17T02:35:07+0000
Jodie Sempf
Jodie Sempf
2017-02-13T03:04:03+0000
Thanks Mike, had a great morning, and really enjoyed myself. Well worth booking in with these people and taking the time to do your licence. Helpful, friendly and patient. Now to work on the Wives Club for boat licences. I shall send word..read more
Joel Armbruster
Joel Armbruster
2017-02-12T11:23:17+0000
Linden Bailey
Linden Bailey
2017-01-13T06:26:48+0000
Cheers mate for today awesome job! Recommend these guys 100% worth it �
Stacy Thompson
Stacy Thompson
2017-01-12T00:50:50+0000
Awesome boat experience, top bloke , chilled surrounds. I'm sending the rest of the family to get qualified. Cheers guysread more
Brooke Matheson
Brooke Matheson
2017-01-04T08:26:43+0000
Wet conditions out on the water today but Mike still made the day very enjoyable! Highly recommend! Thanks againread more
Samantha Clayton
Samantha Clayton
2016-11-13T21:17:33+0000
Could not fault our morning out. Mike was knowledgable, kind and just made it a really enjoyable time. Will be recommending licence to boat to all friends and family.read more
Garon John
Garon John
2016-11-02T05:12:32+0000
Completed my boat and jetski license today with Mike, was a great session learnt alot and couldn't ask for a nicer bloke.read more
Lisa Taylor
Lisa Taylor
2016-10-31T10:39:41+0000
Had a great day out. Mike was friendly, helpful and very informative. He's a great teacher. He even got us coffee! The boat and jet ski was great to drive too. Highly recommend.read more
Melissa Mann
Melissa Mann
2016-10-31T08:54:39+0000
Great experience and very professional.. we had a group of 4 together and had a few laughs along the way. Good job Mike ! Highly recommend! �read more
Russ Smith
Russ Smith
2016-10-30T09:42:52+0000
Awesome afternoon on the water learning for my boat license. Would definitely recommend to everyone I knowread more
Drue Burns
Drue Burns
2016-10-27T07:50:37+0000
Completed my boat licence today with mike i have a lot of respect for this bloke. I am hard of hearing and he didn't mind having to speak a bit louder so i could understand him on the water and he didn't get frustrated with repeating himself. I learnt a lot today and highly recommend licence to boat to anyone looking to get a marine licence. Cheersread more
Betty Berrier
Betty Berrier
2016-10-23T03:17:25+0000
Thanks again Mike. Highly recommend going for your licence with Licence to Boat. Extremely knowledgeable on all facets of boating & the water. Very cheery person to talk to & creates an awesome atmosphere. See you on the water Mike!! �read more
Kylie Glover
Kylie Glover
2016-09-15T02:06:08+0000
Hubby & Myself done our boating licence today with Mike, We highly recommend Licence to Boat thanks Mike we had a great morning �⚓️�read more
Matthew Dixon
Matthew Dixon
2016-09-03T00:19:19+0000
I had a great time driving around the maroochy river yesterday. The boat we did the licence in was beautiful and the skis were a blast. I learned heaps and the instructor was a top bloke. I would recommend to anyone.read more
Hayley Hansen
Hayley Hansen
2016-09-02T21:21:05+0000
My husband and I did our combination licence. Mike was extremely accommodating working with a tight rnr schedule and allowing us to bring our children. He was extremely patient, knowledgable and friendly. Thanks for making it great day for us ��read more
Sandra Hennessy
Sandra Hennessy
2016-08-11T09:18:14+0000
We booked in for combination licences and completed our training with Mike on Wednesday 10 August 2016. Mike is extremely knowledgeable, patient and very professional. Mike's tips and advice were extremely helpful. We would highly recommend him to anyone looking to obtain their licence. Thanks Mike, you're awesome!read more
Cindy Hetherington
Cindy Hetherington
2016-05-06T11:13:35+0000
Laura Stevens
Laura Stevens
2016-03-26T10:16:47+0000
Adrian Dominic Spellman
Adrian Dominic Spellman
2016-03-21T06:03:44+0000
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