The Yachtmaster Coastal Practical course and Yachtmaster Offshore practical courses are very similar in the way we run them. They are both a four days of preparation on our motor cruiser followed by a one – two day practical examination. Whilst the syllabus for each is very similar, the Offshore candidate requires more logged sea time. The preparation time allows you to familiarise yourself with the examination vessel and area the exam will be run from, as well as polishing your skills up in time for the exam.
You will also need:
For commercial endorsement STCW, PPR and ENG 1 is also required.
All these modules combined and successful completion of your exam qualifies candidates to captain vessels up to 24 metre by day or night up to 20 miles from a safe haven. You will feel comfortable taking a cruising yacht on a Coastal passage. The experience gained will give the confidence that if there were any problems you would have the answers. Having the qualification provides that reassurance allowing you to venture away from your usual cruising ground and explore new places.
You will also need:
For commercial endorsement STCW, PPR and ENG 1 is also required
All these modules combined and successful completion of your exam qualifies candidates to captain vessels up to 24 meter by day or night up to 150 miles from a safe haven. If STCW Commercial endorsement is added to the Yachtmaster Offshore this can be used as Master of Yachts up to 200gt on commercially registered yachts. Qualifying passages and Seatime should have been logged in the ten years preceding the exam. Seatime that is more than ten years old does not qualify. All qualifying sea time and passages must be gained on vessels appropriate to the exam to be taken.
The preparation part of the week is intended to act as a refresher on pilotage, boat handling, safety, skippering and passage planning. In particular, skills like blind navigation, electronic navigation (radar and GPS), night pilotage and MOB procedure are considered. During the exam, candidates will be set tasks to demonstrate their ability as a Yachtmaster and are asked questions on any part of the syllabus for all practical and shorebased courses up to Yachtmaster level.
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