Small Powerboat & RIB Master Training - MCA Approved

The Small Powerboat and RIB Master training is an international licensed course specifically designed for handling of super-yacht tenders. It is also a great course for those wishing to enhance their skills for more conventional yacht tenders plus safe handling of powerboats below 15 metres in support of either your chartered yacht or your own private yacht. This certificate is MCA (Marine Coastguard Authority) approved and is commercial license so no further commercial endorsements are required for this category of license.

Certificate Limitations

  • Covers power vessels up to 15 metres

  • In coastal waters in sight of land

  • Motive power is either inboard or outboard motors

  • In fair weather

  • There are no power limitations with this certificate

Course Outline
This is a 3-day course comprising of two days of theory and one day of boat handling including:

  • Safety at sea

  • VHF Radio operations

  • Small powerboats and rigid inflatable boats

  • Launching and recovery

  • Anchors and anchoring

  • Nautical terminology

  • Boat handling under power

  • Man overboard procedures

  • Ropes and rope work 

  • Basic rules of the road (COLREGS)

  • Glossary of terms.

The “Yachtmaster” certificates issued by the Royal Yachting Association (RYA) are recreational certificates and these certificates do require a “commercial endorsement” if one wishes to work commercially. Should you wish to confirm this information please contact the Maritime & Coastguard Agency (MCA) Seafarers Standard Branch +44 (0)23 8032 9100 -Deck Department.

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