About Glasgow City Boats

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. Above all we are a friendly approachable training centre who can cater for your needs. You will receive top quality training. 

Glasgow City Boats - Glasgows RYA Training centre. 

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John Ewan

Co-founder & principal

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.

Jillian Lewis


Jillian is the other co-founder. 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. 



Angela is one of our Skippers & Instructors. 

Over 30 years experience in the medical industry as a senior nurse, Angela is our first aid chief instructor. We believe you will get the best first aid training available by attending one of our courses with Angela. 



Stef is one of our Skippers & engineers. 

Over 15 years experience in Boats and submarines in the army and navy 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 boats. 

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

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