Yacht Captain

Train with us and we will take you from Deck Hand to Captain.

Our reputation in the industry for turning out safe, competent and highly skilled mariners is well known. We specialise in equipping seasoned deck crew with the additional skills and training they need so that they can captain their own vessels. Literally making the career move from Deckhand to Captain.

YOU WILL BE QUALIFIED TO CAPTAIN POWER DRIVEN VESSELS UP TO 24 METRES IN LENGTH (82 FEET) – JUST GIVE US 8 WEEKS


Who is this course for?

It’s very important to understand that this course is for experienced deckhands with two complete seasons under their belt. This is due to the eligibility criteria of the RYA Advanced CoC qualification.

In order to be eligible for the qualification you need to have at least two years of sea time and experience. All the other requirements are fulfilled during the course program.

About the Deckhand to Captain qualification – The RYA Advanced Powerboat CoC

The RYA provide an Advanced Powerboat Commercial qualification to experienced seafarers. Watch the video of Noel, the school principal, explaining what this qualification means.

What’s included in the programme?

RYA Powerboat Level 2 – two day practical course handling a powerboat.

RYA PWC / Jetski proficiency – one day learning how to handle a PWC / jetski

VHF Radio SRC Licence – a short range VHF radio certificate and licence to operate a marine VHF.

RADAR operator course – one day learning how to operate and use a marine RADAR unit.

RYA Day Skipper Theory – a five day classroom based navigation course.

RYA Intermediate powerboat course – two days implementing the navigational knowledge.

RYA Yachtmaster Theory – a six day classroom based navigation course.

RYA Advanced powerboat course – two days high speed night time navigation implementing all your new knowledge.

Bespoke Advanced Exam Prep – tailored to your individual needs.

Daylight mile building and passage making – skipper the boat over 400 daylight miles.

Night mile building and passage making – skipper the boat over 400 night time miles.

Total Cost for 8 weeks training £7,499.00 – Plus examination fees to the RYA of £65 for VHF radio and £193 for the Advanced CoC exam

There are no hidden costs or extras for the training. We include everything you need from study materials to boats.

This is a career enhancing opportunity and we have limited spaces. We can only accept 6 students, at a time, on each intake.

One of our Deckhand to Captain students tells you what it’s like to do the training.