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Training Consultancy Deck & Nav Yacht-Tender Crew 15 mtr Master 80GT Near Coastal Master 200GT Limited Master 200GT Power Master 200GT Sail Master 200GT UnLimited Ocean Course Schedule Course Booking

Course Syllabus.
The following sylabus is dependant upon the students levels of skills, knowledge and experience. As the course is partly run upon a consultancy basis, each student is encouraged to self-develop to their maximum capacity. The full syllabus is covered in theory but the practical elements are subject to availablity of; boats and equipment, weather and the students current capacities.

Navigation & Instruments:
Bridge management.
Bridge team communications.
Plotting systems.
Visual position fixing.
Deviation checks.
Heading instrument checks.
Currents & streams plotting.
COG & CTW principles.
SOG & STW data.
Set & drift, leeway calculations.
Navigational light identification techniques.
Pilotage  plans for coomercial power yachts.
Passage plans for commercial power yachts.
Night pilotage.

Radar Navigation:
Radar set-up.
Radar settings.
Radar TM & RM usage.
Radar ranges.
Radar targets.
Radar turn points & heading markers.
Radar plots.
Radar distance off & parallel indexing.
Radar collision avoidance.

Crew safety briefings.
Muster stations & lists.
Safety equipent lockers.
Safety equipment checks.
Personal safety equipment.
Flooding drill procedures.
Fire drill procedures.
Helicopter lift-off procedures.

Boat Handling:
Buoy pick-up.
Docking, wind on the dock.
Docking, wind off the dock.
Dooking, wind along the dock.
MOB 3x types, day & night procedures.
Course tracks.

Motor yacht design.
Basic principles.
Constructions & materials.
Hull designs.
Weight factors & distribution.
Refits & modifications.

Engines and ancilliary.
General engine knowledge.
Fuel pumps & lines.
Fuel consumption & power curves.
Coolant systems.
Electical systems.
Types of fuel/injector systems.
Basic fault finding.
Propulsion units.
Hydraullic systems.
Ancillary equipment.

Deck Work:
Deck management.
Deck safe working practices.
Capstan safe working practices.
Anchoring windlass/capstan safe working practices.

Crew  Management:
Watch systems.
Watch-keeping proedures.
Crew co-ordination.
Deck & line orders.
Secondary checks.
Crew positions and jobs.
Crew training.
Crew politics.

Matching the right boat to the right owner.
Owner demands & expectations.
Guest charter briefings.
Charter planning & hospitality.
Management Companies.
Charter brokers.
Charter set-up & preparation.

Oral Examination Preparation:
Col Regs.
General Knowledge.
Business & law aspects.
Master 200GT Limited (Offshore)
Mate 500GT(Watchkeeper)

Power Specialization (Practical)

Flag recognitions are currently in process.

Price: 2285,- € + 350,- € exam fees.

Course length: 6-7 days.
Total lecture/teaching time: 72 hours approx.

Course location: Stockholm archipelago islands (weather pernitting) or Toulon area (South France).

Price includes: accommodation, all boat costs, course notes and materials, exams fees & certification fees.

Price excludes: food on board, personal travel costs, meals ashore, requested shipment for course notes & certificates, admin fees.

The ultimate course for 1st drive captains of yachts up to 34 mtrs approx and 1st/2nd Mate's of yachts up to 45 mtrs approx.

A real hands-on skills development course that focuses upon running a luxury motor yacht either for use privately or under charter. The course is normally done in the Stockholm Archipelago, that are Category A waters that are great for developing skills such as advanced docking techniques, close quarters radar methods, night pilotage, practical bridge management etc.

The course is based upon the MCA Master(Y) 200GT STCW coded certification however the course syllabus has been considerably extended by ourselves to reflect the working practices an demands made upon crew on superyachts of between 18mtrs to 40mtrs.

This practical course is aimed at crew with experience, not neccessarily on the superyachts, and who are looking to obtain their first captains job or step-up into a Mates position on the larger yachts.

The course is run with two objectives.
One objective is to fill-in missing gaps in knowledge and skills: The other objective to is act as consultants and give you as many possible;options, to decide what to do in a particular situation in the future.

Exams/Completion Requirements:
During the course, an continual on-going assessment is made for each student; followed by a practical exam. A pass or fail result is based upon both the assessment and the practical exam making the exam process fair for you. Often during the practical exam, students are nervous and over-stressed and their performance is not as good as it was during the course,
Official Oral Exam; this is to check your depth of knowledge and to ensure that you really do understand the most essential subjects.

Entry Requirements:
Completion of the;
1. Master 200GT/Mate 500GT Limited theory course.
2. STCW Basic Safdety Training (all 4 modules).
3. Seaman's medical certificate eg. MCA ENG 1 or equiv.
4. Business & Law Level I Master 200GT/Mate 500GT.
Your Questions?

Is this the same course as the RYA Yachtmaster Offshore?
No not at all.
Firstly, the course syllabus of  the RYA Yachtmaster is from the recreational yachting side; and follows the ideas & practices of the RYA.
Our course syllabus is international and follows the professional working practices & legal requirements for professional crew.

Is it commercially endorsed?
This is a professional course & certification. The RYA Yachtmaster has a commercial endorsement to it because it is a recreational qualification in the first place.

Is it recognized by the MCA?
We are in the process of application for recognitions from various flag states, please consult with us for an update.

Is the course syllabus the same as the sail practical?
There are parts of the syllabus which are common between the two; however the two courses have a very different emphasis and different practices.

What about the examinations?
There are two exams; one is the practical exam and the other is an oral exam.
Our examiners are professional crew themselves; often they are Superyacht Captains or Mates from the larger yachts, all have very varied CV's.
The examination processes are strictly controlled through IYT/MCA and our own quality management system.

What types of boats do you use?
In Sweden, we use ex-military vessels of between 18mtrs-30mtrs. They have full radar & navigation systems on board as well as having a full engine room set-up. In Toulon, 14mtr-16mtr flybridge yachts.

Do I have to do a Master 200 Tons theory course as well?
Yes you do have to, and you have to do this before you do the practical course.
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Contact us at training@harrisonmaritime.com or telephone France +33 (0)489 688 650
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