Small Powerboat and Rib Master (MCA Approved)
Small Powerboat & RIB Master Training - MCA Approved
The IYT Small Powerboat & RIB Master certificates do not require a commercial endorsement because they are commercial certificates.
- Covers vessels up to 15m
- Operation in coastal regions - in sight of land
- Driven by outboard or inboard motors
- In fair weather
- No horsepower limitations
This three day course covers two days of theory and one day of practical boat handling including:
- Safety at sea
- VHF Radio operations
- Small powerboats and rigid inflatable boats
- Launching and recovery
- Anchors and anchoring
- Nautical terminology
- Boat handling under power
- Man overboard procedures
- Ropes and rope-work
- Basic rules of the road (collision regulations)
- Glossary of terms
How do I get my Small Powerboat & Rib Master certificate commercially endorsed?
The IYT "Master of Yachts" and the IYT "Small Powerboat & RIB Master" certificates do not require a "commercial endorsement" because they are commercial certificates.
The MCA has recognised 3 levels of IYT Master of Yachts Certificates and the Small Powerboat and RIB Master Certificate as being "Commercial" in their own right. They are:
- Master of Yachts Coastal/Mate 200 gross tons and Master for vessels <24 m
- Master of Yachts Limited <200 gross tons
- Master of Yachts Unlimited <200 gross tons
- Small Powerboat and RIB Master
The "Yachtmaster" certificates issued by the Royal Yachting Association (RYA) are recreational certificates and these certificates do require a "commercial endorsement" if one wishes to work commercially.
Should you wish to confirm this information please contact the Maritime & Coastguard Agency (MCA) Seafarers Standard Branch +44 (0)23 8032 9100 -Deck Department.
As a professional in the yacht industry you are required to update and learn new skills on a regular basis. As you move up the chain of command or look for new opportunities your qualifications are essential.
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- Elearning preparatory course
- ISO 9001:2008 Standards (BSI)
- Leading Government Approvals
- Leading International Certificate Acceptance
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