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 team communications.
Visual position fixing.
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.
Radar TM & RM usage.
Radar turn points & heading markers.
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.
Docking, wind on the dock.
Docking, wind off the dock.
Dooking, wind along the dock.
MOB 3x types, day & night procedures.
Motor yacht design.
Constructions & materials.
Weight factors & distribution.
Refits & modifications.
Engines and ancilliary.
General engine knowledge.
Fuel pumps & lines.
Fuel consumption & power curves.
Types of fuel/injector systems.
Basic fault finding.
Deck safe working practices.
Capstan safe working practices.
Anchoring windlass/capstan safe working practices.
Deck & line orders.
Crew positions and jobs.
Matching the right boat to the right owner.
Owner demands & expectations.
Guest charter briefings.
Charter planning & hospitality.
Charter set-up & preparation.
Oral Examination Preparation:
Business & law aspects.
Master of Yachts 200Tons Limited (Offshore)
Power Specialization (Practical)
Recognized by MCA, MI, USCG, NZCG, AMSA (states).
Price: 1980,- € + 220,- € 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 IYT Master of Yachts 200 Tons Limited for
certification purposes however the course syllabus has been
considerably extended by ourselves to reflect the working practices and
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
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
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
Official Oral Exam; this is to check your depth of knowledge and to
ensure that you really do understand the most essential subjects.
Completion of the;
1. Master of Yachts 200 Tons 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.
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
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?
Yes it is, fully recognized by the MCA, and many other flag as well such as AMSA, USCG, Marshalls etc.
The RYA Yachtmaster is only recognized by the MCA.
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
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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