This course is aimed at entry-level yacht deckhands who carry out guest transfers between the yacht/ anchorage and the shore. This is a useful course for anyone who operates a powerboat by day or night, is involved with passenger carriage and management.

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  • RYA Powerboat Level 2
  • STCW 2010 – Recommended 
  • RYA VHF Radio – Recommended 

Course Outline

  • Pre-departure Checks
  • Nigh Navigation & Potential Hazards
  • Working with Electronic Chart Plotters
  • Twin Engine Manoeuvres
  • Passenger Safety (Adults & Children)
  • Life-Saving Apparatus
  • Docking in Unfavourable Conditions (Stern of Superyacht/ Dockside)
  • Dealing with Non-Compliant Passengers
  • Man Overboard Procedures – Day & Night
  • Specialised Powerboat Manoeuvring
  • Language Barriers
  • Disabled Passenger Considerations
  • Rules of the Road - IRPCS

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to confidently undertaking short ship to shore transfers by day and night. This course is considered an ideal course to take when trying to gain a competitive edge when looking for employment.

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