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The Primary Supplier Of Pilot boats for scottish solo & relay swims.

Duckstew Limited

iPowerboat is an established RYA Training School and Loch Ness swim escort boat service based at Ballachulish on the west coast of Scotland, surrounded by the towering mountains of Glencoe. In our view this is the best location in the World to use and train in a powerboat. iPowerboat specialises in powerboat training and runs recognised RYA courses from RYA Powerboat Level two to advanced powerboat, VHF to Day Skipper and Yachtmaster theory courses.


iPowerboat Limited are the most dedicated service in the area offering an escort/safety boat service. Our teams knowledge, skill and experience with water safety will ensure you will be safe. Our typical escort service will consist of a Merry Fisher 645.


Our pilots experience is vast. All of our operators are fully qualified and hold an RYA/MCA commercial endorsement. iPowerboat is also an RYA training centre which specialises in training the commercial sector.


We moved in to our current centre in April 2012. We are based directly underneath the famous Ballachulish bridge which seperates Argyll from Inverness-shire.


The building originally owned by the Ballachulish Ferry Company before the bridge was opened in 1975, and it is a privilege to keep this building associated with the maritime industry.


Now the old ferry office has moved on to the 21st century, providing you with a warm relaxing environment, with modern teaching equipment to really allow you to get to grips with the theoretical knowledge taught througout our courses.


The slipway was where the turntable ferry used to come alongside to load

and unload cars and passengers. Our main vessel Anthem 2 is stored on its

trailer and is lowered and raised on the slipway using a powerful winch

which provides you with a rare opportunity to learn how to launch and recover a powerboat - something many training centres can't offer.

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