RYA MCA Commercial Powerboat Skipper Course

Ocean Sports Tuition offers a full range of RYA courses packaged together for anyone wishing to pursue a career as a commercial powerboat skipper.

This course is aimed at clients wishing to gain the qualifications needed to drive open boats up to 24 metres commercially and 20 miles from a safe haven. However, it is also suitable for those simply aiming to develop their personal skills to a professional level.

Ocean Sports Tuition realise that all clients are coming to us with different abilities and experience, therefore we are offering this package in three phases. As a result, students of all levels are able to become a Commercial Powerboat Skipper and complete a Certificate of Competence.

Phase one – Getting on the water 

  • RYA Powerboat Level one
  • RYA Powerboat Level Two
  • RYA First Aid
  • RYA VHF
  • RYA Sea Survival
  • RYA Intermediate Powerboat
  • RYA Day Skipper Theory
  • Twelve days training

Experience Builder Stage

  • 12 Days on water experience
  • Rough weather handling

Commercial Endorsement Stage

  • Advanced Powerboat theory
  • Advanced Powerboat exam prep
  • RYA MCA Advanced exam
  • PPR course
  • Five days training
  • Three night passages

Phase 1 – Getting on the water:

Is this the right course for me?

This is a great base course for those looking to progress to the commercial phase and have little or no experience. However, this is also suitable for gaining some professional qualifications for personal boating.

Do I need previous experience?

No – this phase is aimed at complete beginners.

What will I learn?

You will complete the syllabus for the following courses:

  • RYA VHF
  • RYA First Aid
  • RYA Sea Survival
  • RYA Powerboat Level Two
  • ICC Assessment
  • RYA Intermediate Powerboat

In summary, on completion of phase one you will be able to skipper an open boat on longer passages.

Finally, please click here to read the Commercial Skipper syllabus.

How long is the course?

The course duration is twelve days.

How much is the course and what does it include?

The course cost is £1129.00 per person and includes – moorings, all tuition, fuel and waterproofs.
We can also provide accommodation; please note that this is at a separate cost.

When is the course available and how do I book?

Please contact us to discuss dates and availability.

Phase 2 – Experience building Phase:

Is this the right course for me?

This phase is aimed at those who would like to gain more experience, as well as those looking to undertake the commercial exam without the prior experience to do so.

Do I need previous experience?

No – this is also aimed at anyone who would like to gain more time on the water.

What will I learn?

This phase also offers valuable experience in different conditions in daylight as well as night-time.

How long is the course?

Phase 2 duration is 12 days in total.

How much is the course and what does it include?

The course costs £3250.00 per person and includes tuition, as well as fuel and moorings.

We can also arrange shore-based accommodation for this course phase.

When is the course available and how do I book?

Please contact us to discuss dates and availability.

Phase 3 – Commercial Endorsement Phase:

Is this the right course for me?

This phase is aimed at students who want to obtain there RYA MCA Advanced Powerboat qualification, therefore allowing you to undertake work as a commercial powerboat skipper.

Do I need previous experience?

You should have both the knowledge and experience of Phase 1 as well as at least 20 days on water.

What will I learn?

The course consists of 3 days shore-based training learning key theory subjects, for example: secondary ports, tidal heights and rates, collision regulations, night lights and shapes, sound signals. It is an intensive program of instructor led training which will prepare you specifically for the exam. You will therefore be asked to demonstrate night pilotage and navigation skills as well as boat handling and general theory. In addition to this, you will be expected to demonstrate your competency as a skipper.
On successful completion of this exam you will also need an RYA Sea Survival certificate as well as an ML5 medical from your doctor.

How long is the course?

The full course duration is five days.

How much is the course and what does it include?

This course costs £1395.00 per person and includes expert tuition as well fuel and all moorings.

We can arrange accommodation for you, however there is an additional charge for this.
Other additional costs include – RYA exam fees, this was £181 at time of publishing.

When is the course available and how do I book?

Finally, for availability and information about this course please call 02381 242159 or contact us.