Yachtmaster Power Prep and Exam

£1,800 GBP

Course Type:
STCW ➜ Superyacht courses
Training School:
Flying Fish UK
Cowes, Isle of Wight, United Kingdom
7 days


Our Yachtmaster Power Prep Course is a one-week practical course to consolidate what you have learnt in preparation for the practical assessment.

Gaining the RYA Yachtmaster provides acknowledgment from the RYA examiner that the skipper has reached the highest level of competence. A reassurance that you can make the right and safe decisions when taking a motorboat to sea.

What is a Yachtmaster certificate of competence?

The RYA Yachtmaster Offshore Power certificate of competence allows the holder to skipper of a Motor Yacht, up to 24 meters in length, 150 miles from a safe haven. Add STCW Basic Safety Training and you have a qualification to skipper Motor boats up to 200GT, which may be more than 24 meters in length.

There are two routes through to the RYA Yachtmaster Certificate of Competence.

RYA Yachtmaster Offshore

Yachtmaster Offshore is the most popular route. Superyacht crew who are looking to progress to lead deckhand or Bosun are usually required to hold Yachtmaster Offshore. The RYA Yachtmaster Offshore is a prerequisite for the Efficient Deckhand course and a requirement for Officer of the Watch.

The Sea time requirements for the Yachtmaster offshore can be found in the prerequisites section below. For a more comprehensive look at what certificates, sea time and skippered passages are required then take at our website. If you have any questions then feel free to contact us.

RYA Yachtmaster Coastal

Not all candidates have the sea time or command experience for the RYA Yachtmaster Offshore Certificate. Candidates with 800 miles logged choose the Yachtmaster Coastal certificate. Furthermore, some skippers have no intention of going offshore and want to stick to coastal waters.

If you own your own Motorboat and are looking for a qualification that provides confidence then we recommend the Yachtmaster Coastal route.

RYA Yachtmaster Theory

To pass the practical exam candidates are required to have an excellent knowledge of Navigation. If you have not completed the RYA Yachtmaster theory course then we recommend you consider joining our two-week theory and practical course.

Where to stay

If you choose our self-catering accommodation option, then our crew houses in Cowes are comfortable and centrally located. Just a 2-minute walk to the town and our training centre, this will take the stress out of finding your own accommodation.

Accomodation price £320


  • All training, fuel and berthing fees included
  • 100 miles logged
  • Accommodation is not provided onboard.  

£224 Yachtmaster Offshore/Coastal exam fee is not included.

Entry Requirements

To sit the RYA Yachtmaster Offshore Power exam, you are required to have completed:

  • 50 days and 2,500* sea miles
  • 5 passages of over 60 miles, acting as skipper for at least two of these passages
  • 2 of 5 passages above would have involved overnight passages
  • At least 5 days acting as skipper
  • All qualifying seatime must be within 10 years prior to the exam
  • Log book/ evidence of sea time and passages required
  • A GMDSS short range VHF radio certificate
  • Valid First Aid Certificate
  • You must be 18 years of age or older

* At least 1,250 sea miles must have been completed on a vessel less than 24M in length

More detailed requirements for the RYA Yachtmaster Offshore exam can be viewed at: https://www.flyingfishonline.com/useful-stuff/rya-yachtmaster-offshore-requirements/

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This course is available on the following days:
(please check the availability with the training school)

  • 03 June 2024
  • 24 June 2024
  • 22 July 2024
  • 19 August 2024
  • 16 September 2024
  • 30 September 2024
  • 21 October 2024
  • 04 November 2024
  • 18 November 2024
  • 02 December 2024

Flying Fish UK

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124 High Street
Isle of Wight
PO31 7AY
United Kingdom

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