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MOY Limited Practical


5 Days




The Practical portion of the MOY limited is a 5 day practical course. This will allow students to learn and execute skills and knowledge in areas such as situational awareness, seamanship as well as the ability to command. This is your final preparation for the final examination which will take place once the week is complete This certificate allows you to work as:

  1. Master of 200 ton vessel up to 150 nautical miles offshore

  2. Chief Mate of 500 ton vessel up to 150 nautical miles offshore

  3. Chief Mate of 200 ton vessel all oceans

  4. OOW (Officer of the Watch) of a 500 ton vessel all oceans.

Minimum entry requirements:

  • One must hold or obtain a Marine Communications VHF-SRC Radio Operators certificate.

  • One must hold or obtain all STCW’10 certificates. STCW certificates must be valid (not expired).

Candidates must provide documented evidence of boating experience as stated below:

  1. Logged 50 days on board a yacht at sea as an active crew member on watch. For the purpose of this requirement, a day is defined as a period of 24 consecutive hours. The term “at sea” is defined as being on a vessel outside of any harbor – natural or artificial – in which a cruising yacht could secure or anchor for a prolonged period of time.

  2. Logged 3,000 miles in a yacht while cruising at sea (power or sail). This must be on genuine cruises or passages, not short day trips.

  3. The candidate must have considerable time of actual vessel handling. Thirty hours on watch at night underway as an active member of a yacht’s crew.

  4. A current medical fitness examination and a color blindness eyesight examination, which allows the participant to safely perform the relevant duties on a yacht. Medical/eyesight examinations are valid for a period of two years. IYT will also accept military letters stating service days for sea time, however, each will be reviewed to ensure they have sufficient experience for the level of certificate they are requesting.

Please Note: A candidate may take both endorsements, however, it is highly recommended that he or she have some hands-on practical experience and sea time on both power and sailing vessels before attempting the exam. The practical exam is not the forum for learning basic skills. Candidates may sit the shore-based course prior to having all the above requirements. Verification of the above yachting experience must be original and signed by the skipper of the yacht in which the candidate was sailing.

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