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.


Chief Instructor
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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. Circum-navigated 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.


Instructor and Skipper

Magnus is one of our Commercial Skippers & instructors.

Magnus grew up on boats and has a passion for the sea and is a great boat handler.

He is currently undertaking a cadetship in the Merchant Navy at the City of Glasgow College, training to become a ships deck officer.

When he is not studying he can be found skippering our boat tours or instructing powerboat courses.

Our Customer Service Philosophy

Great products and solutions mean nothing without a first class service, here at GCB we are passionate and consistently strive to deliver quality courses, services and outstanding levels of customer satisfaction. Our clients whether they are boat owners, schools, colleges, universities, skippers, marine companies or private businesses large and small continue to trust us. We will ensure you learn in the most effective way and tailor our courses to suit. 

Quality training solutions delivered on time every time.

Should you require extra tuition this will of course come as standard and free of charge.

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