Whilst the following information is meant as a guide to becoming a commercially endorsed skipper, it is not exhaustive, thus other qualifications may be commercially endorsed.   Vessels are limited to 24m and less than 200GT, except with Yachtmaster Offshore with further endorsements. Skippers wishing to become commercially endorsed skippers will be limited to 24m except for PB2 which will be limited to 10m. People with previous boating experience can do a direct assessment for Level 2.

Level: Powerboat Level 2

Entitles you to: Take a suitably coded vessel up to 3 miles from a nominated point of departure in favourable weather and daylight under MGN280 but not under the workboat code

Requirements:


Level: Advanced Powerboat

Entitles you to: Take a suitably coded vessel up to 20 miles from a safe haven under both MGN280 and the workboat code. Note the workboat code requires some additional qualifications.

Requirements:


Level: Yachtmaster Offshore

Entitles you to: Take a suitably coded vessel up to 150 miles from a safe haven. This can be designated as either power or sail with a separate exam for each to gain the Certificate of Competence.

Requirements:

For STCW Endorsement:

  • STCW Personal Survival Techniques *
  • STCW Personal Safety and Social Responsibilities *
  • STCW Elementary First Aid *
  • STCW Fire prevention and Fire Fighting *

* These must have been completed within the last 5 years or a refresher taken.