International Yacht Training Worldwide

Vessel and Facility Requirements

Vessel Requirements

Vessel Requirements

For Approval to Train Master of Yachts Courses on a Sailboat

  • The school must own or have access to charter a sailing vessel with auxiliary engine.
  • The sailing vessel must have capacity for overnight stay including beds for at least 5-6 crew and an instructor, a galley and heads.
  • The vessel’s minimum length should be approximately 10 metres/30 feet.
  • Instructors must be trained and show experience and/or qualifications on a sailboat of corresponding size and type.

For Approval to Train Master of Yachts Courses 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 5-6 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.

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

For Approval to Train for Small Powerboat & RIB Master Course
The school must have an outboard or jet drive RIB or other open style boat, preferably 10 to 15 meters in length.

For Approval to Offer the IYT-MSWI BoatMaster Course
The school must be approved by Sint Maarten Maritime Authority to conduct this course (to date only MSWI is approved)
The shcool must have:

  • PowerPoint projector and computer
  • Television and VCR
  • Whiteboard or blackboard
  • Have power vessel/s with all necessary and working equipment, up to 24 meters in length

For Approval to Offer the Boat Engineer Course (SCV Code for Caribbean)
The school must be approved by Sint Maarten Maritime Authority to conduct this course (to date only MSWI is approved)
The school must have:

  • PowerPoint projector and computer
  • Whiteboard or blackboard
  • Workshop equipped with supporting teaching aids, ie. Engines to strip down and reassemble.
  • Preferably have power vessel/s with all necessary and working equipment, inboard, outboard, stern drive (if possible) and jet drive – up to 24 meters in length


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