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RYA Tender Operator

This course is designed for those working in the super-yacht world and needing to build on the candidate's basic knowledge and experience of powerboating.  Candidates should gain confidence in their own ability to manoeuvre a powerboat smoothly.


The course includes plenty of time to practice working with a crew member and operating short-handed. In navigation terms, the emphasis is on short ship-to-shore transfers by day and at night.


  • Assumed knowledge - Candidates should be competent to the standard of RYA Powerboat Level 2 with coastal endorsement. It is strongly recommended that candidates hold a first aid and VHF/SRC operator's certificate.

  • Minimum duration - 2 days

  • Minimum age - 17


Course content

  • Passenger safety and comfort, daytime pilotage, night time pilotage, emergency situations, associated theory.


Ability after course

  • Confident undertaking short ship to shore transfers by day and night.

RYA Powerboat Handbook
RYA An Introduction to Navigation

Telephone the office to book

01304 805 799

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