Lanzarore Powerboat Training and Charter

About Lanzarote Powerboat Services

RYA Courses LanzaroteLanzarote Powerboat Services is owned and operated by myself, Norman Sparrow, and I have been involved with boats and the marine environment for over 40 years.

In 1999 I decided 'to change my life and career' and moved to Lanzarote from the U.K. to set up a scuba-diving business, 'Island Watersports Lanzarote'. My association with Lanzarote and scuba-diving first started in the early 1990′s when, whilst still living in England, I was the U.K. agent for Safari Diving Lanzarote.

In 2009 I 'retired' from full time work in the diving industry and concentrate on working with my boat and, in particular, to develop the powerboat training side of the business that I had started under the banner of Island Watersports Lanzarote.

Apart from my diving qualifications (BSAC Advanced Instructor and PADI Divemaster), I am a RYA Powerboat Advanced Instructor, Personal Watercraft Instructor and also hold a RYA/MCA commercial skipper's licence.

In January 2010 I furthered my sea-going experience and realised a long term ambition when I made an Atlantic crossing on a 40ft yacht from Lanzarote to Antigua, then onto Barbuda, St. Kitts, St. Martin, Anguilla, British Virgin Islands and Cuba – an experience I will never forget and thoroughly recommend to anybody who has such an opportunity.

My own boat is a Valiant 7.5 metre RIB and is berthed in the exclusive Puerto Calero Marina. Powered by a Volvo Penta D3 160 hp inboard diesel engine, it is fitted with chartplotter, fishfinder and VHF DSC radio. A full complement of safety equipment is always carried on board.

Whatever course or activity you decide to join us in, you will be guaranteed a truly personal service carried out in a professional training environment and using first class equipment.

I look forward to welcoming you 'on board'!!