Our RYA Yachtmaster Preparation Course is for those seeking professional employment within the maritime industry. Whether it be as a commercial skipper or instructor, the RYA Yachtmaster Preparation Course is tailored to assist you in passing the 8 – 12hr exam. When applying discuss with us what it is you are looking to achieve, you maybe short of those all important 60 mile passages, night hours or even just basic close quarter handling. As there is not a specific time limit you can achieve your objectives in a day or even 5 days depending on what you are short on.

Some of our students like to join an RYA COASTAL SKIPPER PRACTICAL COURSE as this helps them work as team, build on their leadership skills and learn the all importance of running a vessel. Our instructors have many years within the commercial sector, so you can rest assured that you will be getting the highest quality of tuition.  Seatrek Marine Services is the only school in Scotland that specialises in power and motor boating.

This course will give you all the knowledge you need to safely handle a motor boat on the water by day or night for up to 15m. The practical course builds on your navigation, boat handling, passage planning and many other topics.

We have one of the most beautiful areas of Scotland for you to train in. The Clyde is well known for its commercial shipping environment and is the gateway to the west coast. Its tidal waters will give you an excellent grounding in your learning experience.

On booking your training we will arrange for the commercial exam there will be an additional cost which is paid to the examiner at the time of your exam. The exam fee changes on an annual basis and we will confirm this at the time.

To obtain your commercial endorsement and see what the pre-requisites are click through to here commercial training packages here.

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Seatrek RYA Yachtmaster Preparation Course Pre-Requisite Qualification and Experience

18 years old
We require the candidate to have the following:

  • Sea time 50 days, 2500 miles, including at least five passages over 60 miles, acting as skipper for at least two of these passages and including two which have involved overnight passages. Five days experience as skipper. At least half of the qualifying sea time must have been accrued in tidal waters and relevant to the size of vessel you will be operating.

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Seatrek General Course Information

Courses taken on the water are carried out on board our 6.5 meter RIB and our 45′ Nelson. The RIB is suitable for all levels of students and has a 130hp Honda. Our Nelson has two twin Sabre’s

Shorebased courses are held either in our classroom or in hotel facilities depending on the numbers attending the course.

Times 09.00 – 17.00 hrs with  a break for lunch and morning &  afternoon refreshments.

Waterproof clothing is available should students not have their own. Life jackets are supplied on all courses, however, if students wish to bring their own then they are more than welcome.  They will be checked by your instructor prior to going out.

There are shower and toilet facilities on site with disabled access as well. It is recommended you bring with you a warm set of dry clothes to change into, in case of inclement weather. Sun cream hat and gloves are also a must, windburn and sunburn can be sore if preventive measures are not taken.

Included in the courses we run are the following:

  • Course books / packs
  • Certificates
  • Morning and afternoon refreshments
  • Instructor
  • Fuel
  • Berthing fees
  • Vat @ 20%

Our course dates are set throughout the year however, we understand that these may not suit your own schedules for work and family life.  We are happy to work with you to provide other suitable dates

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