Flying Fish UK

Yachtmaster Power Theory, Practical and Exam

£2,200 GBP

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


Our RYA Yachtmaster Power Theory and practical is an all-inclusive course if you want to combine both the RYA Yachtmaster Theory and practical certificates of competence. Popular with Superyacht crew and those looking to work as a commercial skipper.

This course is ideal for Superyacht crew who are looking to take the next stage towards lead Deckhand, Bosun.

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.

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

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 is £640


  • RYA Yachtmaster theory packs, almanacs, and certification
  • All training, fuel, and berthing fees included
  • 100 miles logged
  • £224 Yachtmaster Offshore/Coastal exam fee is not included.

Entry Requirements

To sit the Yachtmaster Offshore Power exam, you are required to hold:

  • 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 sea time must be within 10 years prior to the exam
  • Logbook/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

Please be aware that at least 50% of your qualifying mileage (1,250 miles) must have been completed in a vessel less than 24 meters.

For a more comprehensive look at what certificates, sea time and skippered passages are required then take a look at:

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

  • 17 June 2024
  • 15 July 2024
  • 12 August 2024
  • 09 September 2024
  • 23 September 2024
  • 14 October 2024
  • 28 October 2024
  • 11 November 2024
  • 25 November 2024

Flying Fish UK

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124 High Street
Isle of Wight
PO31 7AY
United Kingdom

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