International Yacht Training Worldwide

Vessel Requirements

Vessel Requirements

Vessel Requirements

For Approval to Train on a Sailboat

  • The school must own or have access to charter a sailing vessel with auxiliary engine.
  • For International Crew and above, the sailing vessel must:
    • have capacity for overnight stay including beds for at least five to six crew and an instructor, a galley and heads.
    • have a minimum length of approximately 10 metres/30 feet.
  • For Dinghy and Day-Skipper, vessels should be appropriate for training at each level.
  • Instructors must be trained and show experience and/or qualifications on a sailboat of corresponding size and type.

For Approval to Train on a Powerboat

  • The school must own or have access to charter a power vessel.
  • The power vessel should be a cruising vessel with capacity for overnight stay including beds for beds for at least five to six crew and an instructor, a galley and heads.
  • The vessel’s minimum length should be approximately 10 metres/30 feet and have twin inboard engines. (A single inboard may be accepted, but a vessel with outboard engines is not acceptable).
  • Instructors must be trained and show experience and/or qualifications on a powerboat of corresponding size and type.

To certify students for both power and sail qualifications they must undertake the practical examination on a sailboat AND a powerboat, and have some practical experience on both sail and power vessels. This prerequisite sea time requirements must meet the sea time requirements for that certificate level.

To offer the International Flotilla-Bareboat Skipper Sail – Catamaran, Yachtmaster Coastal Sail – Catarman and/or Yachtmaster Offshore Coastal Sail – Catamaran course:
The school must own or have access to charter a sailing catamaran with:

  • capacity for overnight stay including beds for at least five to six crew and an instructor, a galley and heads.
  • a minimum length of approximately 10 metres/30 feet.

To offer the Small Powerboat and RIB course, you must have an outboard driven RIB or other open style boat.
Because this is a commercial certificate, in order to offer this course, schools must have been audited within the last 5 years or have an initial inspection.  There are no government approvals at this time, however, we are aspiring to gain approvals.

To offer the IYT Commercial Tender License Course, schools must have a power vessel with all necessary and working equipment – up to 5 meters in length – maximum 40 HP.
Because this is a commercial certificate, in order to offer this course, schools must have been audited within the last 5 years or have an initial inspection.  There are no government approvals at this time, however, we are aspiring to gain approvals.

You may not train/examine students for power endorsement using a sailboat under auxiliary engine.