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RYA/MCA Commercial Endorsements

We recommend training prior to the exam on the vessel which you will be examined on. This can be one of our vessels or if you would prefer your own.

RYA/MCA Advanced Powerboat Exam

For those taking up to 12 paying customers in vessels up to 24 meters, in Category waters 6, 5, 3&4. Up to 20m from a safe haven.

The Advanced Powerboat Examination is a practical test of boat handling and Pilotage. It includes an oral and written test on passage planning, chartwork, tides, collision regulations, weather and safety.

Minimum Sea time : 2 years relevant experience including night Pilotage. 30 days, 2 days as skipper, 800 miles, 12 night hours.Reduced to 20 days, 2 days as skipper, 400miles, 12 night hours if hold a  RYA Advanced Powerboat course completion Certificate.
Pre exam requirements : VHF/SRC Operators Licence, First Aid Certificate, RYA Day Skipper Shorebased
Pre exam recommended : RYA Coastal Skipper Yachtmaster Offshore Shorebased course completion certificate.
Course pricing and dates : Call for details.

 

RYA/MCA Yachtmaster Coastal Exam

Vessels up to 24m. Up to 20 miles from a safe haven.

Minimum Sea time : 30 days, 2 days as skipper, 800 miles, 12 night hoursReduced to 20 days, 2 days as skipper, 400 miles, 12 night hours if hold a RYA Coastal Skipper Practical course completion certificate.
Pre exam requirements : VHF/SRC Radio Operators Certificate, First Aid Certificate, Coastal Skipper/Offshore Shorebased
Course pricing and dates : Call for details.

 

RYA/MCA Yachtmaster Offshore Exam

Vessels up to 200gt. Up to 150 miles from a safe haven.

Minimum Sea time :  50 days, 5days as skipper, 2,500 miles, 5 passages over 60 miles, including 2 overnight and 2 as skipper.
Pre exam requirements : VHF/SRC Radio Operators Certificate, First Aid Certificate, Coastal Skipper/Offshore Shorebased
Course pricing and dates : Call for details.

 

Commercial Endorsement

After successful completion of your exam to commercial endorses these certificates you would be required to provide to the RYA;

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