About Glasgow City Boats 

Glasgow City Boats - Glasgows RYA Training centre. Quality training delivered on time every time!

Glasgow City Boats are an RYA recognised training centre based in Glasgow City Centre. 

The most centrally located and easily accessible centre in Glasgow. A dedicated team of professionals who have a passion for all things marine related. We are all employed in the fields we teach. Therefore we feel this benefits our students immensely. Between us we have over 120 years experience! Above all we are a friendly approachable training centre who can cater for your needs. Glasgow Boats RYA training Centre.

You will receive the best training money can buy!  

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Jillian is the founder of GCB. A medical professional who has worked all over the world on and  offshore. She is in charge of our Medical training, office management, business development and looks after our health and safety. Jillian is still a practising medical healthcare professional and a keen powerboater.


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John is the principal. A professional merchant navy navigation officer with over 750,000 sea miles! Holds Yachtmaster Power & Sail. Advanced powerboat, Sea survival, Shore based navigation and Vhf src radio instructor. Circumnavigated the globe many times & over 16 years merchant navy experience. 15 + years teaching afloat.


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Angela is one of our Skippers & Instructors. Over 40 years experience in the medical industry as a senior nurse! Angela is our chief first aid instructor. As a result of Angela's experience, you will get the best first aid training course available by attending one of our courses with Angela. Learn from a professional to get the best training!


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Graeme is one of our Skippers & instructors.

25 years experience in Boats and the merchant navy Graeme has navigated the world!

Graeme is one of our top RYA instructors and skippers and has a wealth of knowledge & experience.

Having worked as a fishery protection officer has vast experience in handling fast boats.


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Daniel is one of our Skippers & instructors.

Over 10 years experience in Boats as skipper and instructor.

Daniel has sailed many thousands of miles in the Northern and Southern hemispheres.

He is a powerboat instructor, sailing instructor, shore based navigation and vhf radio instructor. Holds commercial Yacht Master Power and Sail licenses.


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Stef is one of our Skippers & engineers.

Over 15 years experience in Boats and Submarines in the army and navy as an engineer, where he travelled all over the world completing many tours.

Stef looks after the engineering and electronics side of things for us and Skippers our fast boats tours.

Our Customer Service Philosophy

Great products and solutions mean nothing without first class service. At GCB, we are passionate about customer service. Because of our consistent quality and first class customer service, Boat owners, Schools, Colleges, Universities, skippers, Marine companies and Small Businesses continue to trust us. We will ensure you learn in the most effective way. If you require extra tuition this will come as standard, free of charge.

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We are an Royal Yachting Association (RYA) recognised training centre.