On successful completion of this course, candidates will be able to skipper a yacht <200 GT up to 150NM offshore. This course also enables candidates to drive large superyacht tenders and be a valuable attribute of the yachts safe manning schedule whilst cruising in coastal waters.


  • Be at least 18 years of age
  • Hold a valid Seafarers Medical Certificate (ENG1 or equivalent)
  • Hold a valid STCW Basic Safety Certificate
  • Hold a valid VHF-Short Range Certificate or a valid GMDSS ROC/GOC
  • Have held an officially recognised license to skipper a vessel for at least two years
  • Have documentary evidence of 2500NM logged approved seagoing service, 100hours of which must be carried out during night-time


    • Offshore Navigation
    • Maritime Law
    • Bridge Equipment
    • Rules of the Road
    • Seamanship & General Ships knowledge
    • Signals & Voice Procedures
    • Introduction to MARPOL
    • Practical Boat Handling & Manoeuvring

On successful completion of the training and assessment trainees shall be able to:

  • Take Command of a yacht and crew
  • Conduct a safe passage plan and maintain a proper navigational watch
  • Navigate safely from a port to a safe haven not exceeding 150NM using all navigational aids onboard
  • Interpret meteorological reports and transmissions
  • Have a thorough knowledge of the International Regulations for the Prevention of Collisions at Sea 1974
  • Respond to emergencies onboard
  • Be familiar with the requirements of the International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea
  • Have a thorough knowledge of the relevant Maltese Regulations
  • Have a basic knowledge of the mechanical and electrical systems onboard
  • Take the necessary precautions to prevent marine pollution
  • Have good knowledge in seamanship and general knowledge of yachts
  • Manoeuvre, berth and anchor the vessel in different sea condition


Tuition & assessments on all the above modules will be completed in 3 weeks.


Contact a Master of Yachts 200GT (150nm Limited) Transport Malta Training School)