Powerboat Captain


5 days


IYT Powerboat Captain

1 written exam and 1 practical

Course Summary

Designed for those to wish to operate a power pleasure boat with accommodation up to 24 m, (80′) in sight of land in fair weather. Tailored for those who are considering chartering a powerboat or for those who are purchasing a vessel. Five-day course, which includes both theory and practical components.

Course Details

  • Responsibilities of a skipper

  • Crew safety checks

  • Hull and rig checks

  • Machinery and systems checks

  • Fuel and water capacity and range

  • Menus and quantities

  • Float plan

  • Sources of meteorological information

  • Weather patterns

  • Sea and land breezes

  • Cloud types and formations

  • Pilotage and passage planning

  • Considerations when planning a passage

  • Routine for navigating a coastal passage

  • Passage strategy

  • Port regulations, customs, immigration

  • Pilotage plans

  • Vessel handling in confined quarters

  • Mooring, anchoring, coming alongside

  • Ropes, knots, care and use of lines

  • General deck work

  • Tides and currents theory

  • Tidal heights, springs and neaps

  • Rule of “twelfths”

  • Position fixing, running fixes

  • Plotting the effect of tides and currents

  • Collision regulations

  • Lights, shapes and sounds

  • Application of the regulations

  • Advanced dingy handling