An RYA Yachtmaster Certificate of Competence is often the ultimate aim of aspiring skippers. It is a well known, highly respected qualification worldwide, proving your experience and competence as a skipper.

We provide 4 tailor-made training days to prepare you for the exam, which we give 1 days for following the course.

Please note this is a purely practical week on the motorboat followed by the exam, it does not include the RYA Yachtmaster Theory which is a separate course. 

Book on a Yachtmaster Coastal/Offshore Prep week below. Future dates are available, please contact the office for details. 

Course Date Duration Price
RYA Yachtmaster Power 20 May - 24 May 2024 5 day £ 1100.00 Contact to Book

Price: £1100
Previous Experience: VHF/SRC Licence, valid and in-date First Aid (RYA, STCW or SeaFish)
Coastal Seatime Requirements – 30 days, 2 days as skipper, 800 miles, 12 night hours (this halves if you hold the Coastal Skipper course completion certificate). Half of the sea miles must be in tidal waters and on a vessel between 7-24 metres
Offshore Seatime Requirements – 50 days, 5 days as skipper, 2500 miles including 5 passages over 60 miles, 2 as skipper and 2 overnight. Half of the sea miles must be in tidal waters
Assumed Knowledge:
Navigation to Coastal/Yachtmaster Theory level and boat handling to Day Skipper level
Duration: 4 Days (+ 1 day for the exam)
Location: Turnchapel Wharf, Plymouth, Devon UK

Course Content:
There is no fixed syllabus for this course but we try to focus on areas that you need to work on, and that the examiners tend to look at during the exam. For example:

  • Skippering Skills
  • Boat Handling
  • Seamanship
  • Navigation
  • Safety Awareness
  • Meteorology
  • Signals

Costs include lunch, snacks, tea & coffee, fuel and mooring fees etc.

Courses are non-residential so accommodation is required in one of the many hotels or guest houses nearby. We can provide a list of recommendations.