Towing Courses - Boat

Towing Solutions offer boat towing courses. Whether you're new to towing or already have the towing experience, but want to refresh your skills or target certain areas such as reversing, we can help.

Tips on towing your boat:

  • Always remember to connect the breakaway cable because it is a driving offence if it is not attached and you may be prosecuted.
  • Check all the road lights are working before you set off.
  • It is advisable to have your trailer serviced once a year in order to ensure that your boat is being towed safely.
  • Make sure any propeller or sharp protrusion at the rear of the boat is covered against accidental injury.

4 hour course for 1 person or 5 hour course for 2 people. We have trailers available for you to use for your training and vehicles to hire if required. Delegates will meet one of our instructors here in Macclesfield, Cheshire

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Towing Courses - Boats

Course Details

Towing your Boat with Confidence

Whether you are going to the coast for the weekend or a day's sailing at your local boating lake, knowing the relevant towing law and feeling confident in manouvering your boat trailer will take the stress out of the journey.

Towing a boat has its own particular requirements! It is important to be aware of certain legalities that are only applicable to boat towing. For example, most American boats imported into the UK come with a free trailer which seems like a bonus at first. However, for a number of reasons, they are illegal to use in the UK.

Boats have propellers that stick out beyond the trailer and masts that need extra attention when navigating low bridges, trees or even the roof of the towing vehicle on sharp inclines.

Our job is to make you aware of these issues and ensure you leave the training feeling confident, competent and ready to take your boat to whatever waters you want to sail.

Our instructors are experienced in delivering hands-on, practical training and they will give you the tools and confidence for stress free towing and manoeuvring.

Designed For

All boat trailer users - whether you are new to towing and need to learn the practical and legal aspects related to this area or whether you already have the towing experience, but want to refresh your skills or target certain areas such as reversing.

This half day course includes off-road exercises as well as on-road towing training. Delivered on a one-to-one basis, AM or PM sessions available. 

Our training is designed to suit your needs and while we provide a structured course for you to follow, if you need to focus on a particular area we are happy to factor these requirements into your training.


This is a hands-on, practical driving course which you can undertake using your own boat trailer and car. If you don't have a trailer yet or want some experience of towing before you take the plunge, Towing Solutions has a trailer for you to use as well as a vehicle for you to hire if required.

So if you want to negotiate roads and junctions without stress reverse with confidence and be clear about the relevant towing law, this is the course for you.

4 hour course for 1 person - £186 using your own car and our trailer or £222 using our car and trailer

5 hour course for 2 people - £330 using your own car and our trailer or £374 using our car and trailer

On Completion

You will receive by email a certificate of attendance and an e-copy document containing course details from the training session as well as some bonus top tips to help you on your way.

If you are booking a course online to take place in the next 48 hours, please call the office on 01625 433 251 or email

How To Book 

Please see current upcoming slots available HERE 

1. You can book a training course yourself online, see below for the links to the booking section. Once you've scrolled, you can swipe across for the ‘BOOK NOW’ buttons

2. Call 01625 433 251 and one of the office staff can discuss your requirements and we can book the course for you

3. Email with the date/slot you are interested in and we can start the booking process this way

Delegates attending this course will meet the instructor here in Macclesfield, Cheshire

Boat Towing Courses


Course Duration Price Booking
Boat 1 Person includes 1-2-1 on-road training
4 hours £186.00 BOOK NOW
Boat 1 Person with vehicle hire
4 hours £222.00 BOOK NOW
Boat 2 people includes 2-2-1 on-road training
5 hours £330.00 BOOK NOW
Boat 2 People with vehicle hire
5 hours £374.00 BOOK NOW

For course details or if you want more information please contact our office on 01625 433 251 and we will be pleased to help you.