Yachtmaster Coastal / Offshore Practical

RYA yacht crew training course
Course Duration: 6 days
Training Centres
  • Fort Lauderdale
  • Antibes
Duration
6 days
Upcoming Classes
20
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The Yachtmaster Offshore carries MCA recognition as a certificate of competency in its own right under the "Small Commercial Vessel’ and "Large Yacht" codes. Holders of the certificate can command a charter yacht up to 24m load-line length or 200 GT up to 150 nm from a safe haven. This preparative session is not for beginners. You will learn: Practical boat handling and navigation in our 15 m steel hulled training yacht, the Motor Yacht Lord Nelson (we do not currently offer Yachtmaster Sail). You will gain practical command experience and, because of the weight of the yacht, she handles like a much larger vessel. The boat therefore provides an ideal training platform for those moving to larger yachts. You are required to hold the VHF (SRC) GMDSS Radio Licence, Valid First Aid certificate (to have been taken within 3 years), Valid Personal Survival Techniques certificate, Valid ENG1, and online PPR certificate. We also ask you to complete an online Essential Navigation course before the Theory course to make sure you have the expected level of basic knowledge. For Bluewater Crew Training Europe (France - Spain), this course is free with your ONE Account. For Bluewater Crew Training USA (Ft. Lauderdale), the ONE Account will cover up to $500 of the Yacht Master Course only.

Ft Lauderdale location: Due to high demand, availability changes daily.  ALL Fort Lauderdale bookings MUST be confirmed through the Bluewater Crew Training USA office by phone or email when you wish to book in order to ensure availability and secure your spot.

Instructor Student Ratio 1:4

We provide this yacht training course in Fort Lauderdale & Antibes.

Assessment

You will be examined by an RYA examiner on the last 2 days of the session, who will test your practical ability as well as your written and verbal theoretical knowledge.

Prerequisites

Elementary First Aid (STCW Code AVI/1-3) , GMDSS SRC Marine Radio (VHF) , Personal Survival Techniques (STCW Code AVI/1-1) , Professional Practices and Responsibilities (Online) , Essential Navigation & Seamanship (Online)

Requirements
  • 2,500 logged sea miles, with at least half being in tidal waters and half being on vessels between 7LWL-24m LOA and all under 500GT
  • 50 days at sea, (5 days as skipper)
  • At least 5 passages over 60nm in vessels between 7m LWL-24m LOA and under 80GT; including 2 overnight passages and 2 skipper passages
  • a valid ENG1 medical certificate
  • All qualifying sea time must be within 10 years prior to the exam and completed on a motor vessel (we do not offer YM sail)
  • I have a sufficient level of spoken and written English to understand the course content and to pass any verbal or written assessments.
Upcoming Classes
Start Date Location Price AVAILABILITY
09 January 2023 Fort Lauderdale $2400 Limited places
23 January 2023 Antibes €2090 + Exam Fee No place left
30 January 2023 Antibes €2090 + Exam Fee Limited places
27 February 2023 Fort Lauderdale $2400 Limited places
27 February 2023 Antibes €2090 + Exam Fee Limited places
06 March 2023 Antibes €2090 + Exam Fee Limited places
20 March 2023 Fort Lauderdale $2400 Limited places
27 March 2023 Antibes €2090 + Exam Fee Limited places
03 April 2023 Antibes €2090 + Exam Fee Limited places
17 April 2023 Fort Lauderdale $2400 Limited places
08 May 2023 Fort Lauderdale $2400 Limited places
08 May 2023 Antibes €2090 + Exam Fee Limited places
05 June 2023 Fort Lauderdale $2400 Limited places
26 June 2023 Fort Lauderdale $2400 Limited places
07 August 2023 Fort Lauderdale $2400 Limited places
28 August 2023 Fort Lauderdale $2400 Limited places
25 September 2023 Fort Lauderdale $2400 Limited places
23 October 2023 Fort Lauderdale $2400 Limited places
13 November 2023 Fort Lauderdale $2400 Limited places