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Small Powerboat & RIB Master Training - MCA Recognised

A 3-day Theory and Practical course designed to cover the requirements to meet the Small Commercial Vessel Code and the requirements for issue of an ICC based on Resolution 40 from the Economic Commission for Europe Inland Transport Committee Working Party on Inland Water Transport. This is a 2-day in person practical course for candidates that have completed the online Small Powerboat & RIB Master eLearning course.


- Covers vessels up to 15m

- Operation in coastal regions – in sight of land

- Driven by outboard or inboard motors

- In fair weather

- No horsepower limitations

This three day course covers one day of theory and two days of practical boat handling including:

- Safety at sea

- VHF Radio operations

- Small powerboats and rigid inflatable boats

- Launching and recovery

- Anchors and anchoring

- Nautical terminology

- Boat handling under power

- Man overboard procedures

- Ropes and rope-work

- Basic rules of the road (collision regulations)

- Glossary of terms

The IYT “Master of Yachts” and the IYT “Small Powerboat & RIB Master” certificates do not require a “commercial endorsement” because they are commercial certificates, recognised by British Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA).

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