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IYT 15M Powerboat 

Price: $800

Duration: 4 Days

Max Pax per class:  5 persons

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What is the IYT 15M Powerboat Course?

15M Powerboat License - Unlock Your Powerboating Potential


Course Overview: 

Embark on an exciting journey in the world of powerboating with our comprehensive 15M Powerboat License course. This program is designed to equip you with the necessary skills and knowledge required to operate powerboats up to 15 meters (45 feet) in length, driven by outboard motors. Whether you're a beginner or an experienced boater, this course will provide you with the essential training to confidently handle powerboats and enjoy unforgettable adventures on the water.


Entry Requirements: 

Minimum age of 16 and physical fitness are the only prerequisites for this exhilarating opportunity.


Course Limitations:

  • Covers vessels up to 15m (45′)

  • Driven by outboard motors

  • Operable in fair weather conditions

  • No horsepower limitations

  • No accommodation facilities

  • Operable up to 20 miles from a safe haven



Three and a half day course encompassing both theory and practical boat handling


Course Content:

  • Docking and line handling

  • Safety at sea

  • Small powerboats and rigid inflatable boats

  • Launching and recovery techniques

  • Anchors and anchoring procedures

  • Nautical terminology

  • Boat handling under power

  • Man overboard procedures

  • Ropes and rope-work techniques

  • Basic rules of the road (collision regulations)

  • Glossary of terms


VHF Radio Training:

  • One-day course dedicated to VHF radio operations

  • Introduction to VHF radios

  • Basic radio theory

  • Line of sight communication

  • Subsidiary equipment usage

  • Common radio terms

  • Regulations and licensing requirements

  • VHF radio equipment overview

  • Radio procedures

  • Transmitting and receiving protocols

  • The phonetic alphabet

  • Emergency radio communications

  • EPIRB and SART knowledge

  • Handheld short-range VHF radio usage


seize the opportunity to enhance your power boating skills and expand your horizons on the water by enrolling in our 15M Powerboat License course today.

Our experienced instructors and comprehensive curriculum ensure a top-quality learning experience. Don't let limitations hold you back - discover the freedom and excitement of powerboating with confidence. Register now and embark on an incredible aquatic journey.


Note: Course availability may vary. Secure your spot in our upcoming 15M Powerboat License course and take a thrilling step towards becoming a skilled powerboater. Don't miss out on this chance to unlock a world of adventures on the open water.

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IYT 24M Powerbat

Price: $1500

Duration: 6 Days

Max Pax per class:  5 persons


What is the IYT 24M Powerboat License.

Certificate Limitations

  • Command of a vessel up to a maximum length of 78 ft /24 meters as part of a flotilla

  • In coastal waters up to 20 miles offshore

  • In fair conditions with moderate wind and sea conditions

    • Most charter agencies will insist on daylight hours as a condition to charter.

Entry Standard

  • Should be 16 years of age or over

  • Candidates with prior experience that equates to competency in Modules 1 – 11 may skip these modules and proceed to Module 12 (VHF-SRC) through Module 25.

  • Candidates who hold a recognized VHF-SRC CoC may skip Module 12 (VHF-SRC)

  • The candidate must have logged over 200 nautical miles & 10 days at sea by the end of the course.


Course Description: 

The 24M Powerboat Skipper Certification Course is an intensive program designed for individuals aspiring to become competent powerboat skippers, capable of handling power vessels up to 24 meters in length. This course provides a comprehensive certificate of competency that enables candidates to navigate in fair weather conditions and within sight of land.


The course spans a duration of five days, during which candidates will acquire the necessary theoretical knowledge and practical skills required to skipper a powerboat effectively. The theoretical portion of the course aligns with the depth of knowledge required for the International Bareboat Skipper Certificate. To obtain the Powerboat Skipper Certificate of Competency, candidates must also have logged over 200 nautical miles and spent at least 10 days at sea by the end of the course.


The training emphasizes the level of competence necessary for chartering a boat in regions like the Mediterranean or West Indies, where specific restrictions on cruising areas and distance from the base apply. Candidates will learn essential skills such as safely mooring in marinas, anchoring before dark, and navigating within prescribed boundaries.


To enroll in this course, candidates must either possess a recognized VHF Radio Operators Certificate or complete the full IYT VHF-SRC Marine Communications course, which is included in the curriculum. When ordering the Powerboat Skipper Certificate of Competency, the school will also place an order for the VHF certificate. It is important to note that ISSA VHF qualifications are not accepted. 


Upon successfully obtaining the Powerboat Skipper qualification, candidates will automatically be eligible to obtain the "International Certificate of Competency Power <24M" (ICC) as per the requirements set by the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (Resolution 40). The ICC opens doors to various international cruising opportunities and destinations.


Course Outline

This course is a combination of the International Crew, VHF/SRC, and Flotilla/Bareboat Skipper Power course modules. It is also the same as the IYT ICC Power <24M.


Introductory Modules:

  • nautical terminology

  • safety

  • vessel checkout

  • basic rope work

  • refueling

  • man-overboard procedures

  • capsizing

  • swamping

  • sinking

  • anchors & anchoring

  • running aground

  • responsibilities of the crew

Command Modules:

  • small powerboats and rigid inflatable boats,

  • boat handling under power

  • basic meteorology

  • short passages including heavy weather

  • restricted visibility & negotiating harbour entrances

  • compasses and magnetism

  • charts, chartwork & basic navigation

  • tides & currents

  • buoyage

  • collision regulations

  • navigation lights

  • basic first aid

  • responsibilities of the skipper/captain

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FAQ Section


Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) - IYT Powerboat Courses

Q:What is IYT, and why should I consider taking their powerboat courses?

A: IYT, or International Yacht Training, is a renowned organization offering internationally recognized powerboat courses. Opting for IYT courses means gaining access to high-quality training programs that are respected and accepted in the maritime and yachting industry worldwide.

Q: Who are IYT powerboat courses suitable for?

A: IYT powerboat courses are suitable for a diverse audience, ranging from beginners eager to learn powerboating basics to experienced boaters seeking advanced certifications. Whether you aspire to become a professional powerboat skipper or simply want to enjoy boating safely, there's an IYT course for you.


Q: What are the prerequisites for enrolling in IYT powerboat courses?

A: The 15M Powerboat and VHF course is a beginner course and has no pre-requisite requirements. For the 24M Powerboat Candidates must have logged over 200 miles and 10 days at sea by the end of the course in order to obtain the Powerboat Skipper Certificate of Competency. Candidates must either hold a recognised VHF Radio Operators Certificate or must take the full IYT VHF-SRC Marine Communications course which is included in this course and school must place order for the VHF certificate while placing the order for the Powerboat Skipper Certificate of Competency.  


Q: What topics are covered in IYT powerboat courses?

A: IYT powerboat courses cover a wide range of topics, including boat handling, navigation, safety procedures, seamanship, and practical powerboating skills. The curriculum is designed to provide comprehensive knowledge and hands-on experience in powerboat operation.

Q: How long do IYT powerboat courses typically last?

A: The duration of IYT powerboat courses varies based on the course level and the specific training provider. Basic courses can be completed in a few days, while more advanced courses may span several weeks.


Q: Are IYT powerboat certifications recognized internationally?

A: Yes, IYT powerboat certifications are internationally recognized and highly regarded. They are accepted by boating authorities, charter companies, and boat owners globally.


Q: Can I use IYT powerboat certifications for a career in the boating industry?

No. Many IYT courses are designed to prepare individuals for careers in the boating industry as powerboat skippers, crew members, or in other related roles. These powerboat courses are for Recreational usage. They can be used to bulster your resume as they comfirm your competencys in boating but they can not be used to suplimate a commerical boating license such as the IYT and MSWI Boat Masters certification's provide a strong foundation for professional boating.


Q: Do I need to own a powerboat to take IYT powerboat courses?

A: No, owning a powerboat is not a prerequisite for enrolling in IYT powerboat courses. Training providers typically have a fleet of training boats available for student use during courses.

Q: Can IYT powerboat certifications be used for chartering powerboats or yachts?

A: Yes, those who complete the IYT 24M Interntional powerboat course can automatically obtain the “International Certificate of Competency Power <24M” (ICC), provided the student meets the requirements as laid down by the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (Resolution 40). 

Q: Is there a renewal process for IYT powerboat certifications?

A: The IYT 15M and 24M need renewal every 5 years.

Q: What's the difference between the IYT 15M Powerboat and the IYT International Skipper courses?

A: The IYT 15M Powerboat course is designed for those who wish to operate powerboats up to 15 meters (approximately 48 feet) in length. The IYT International Skipper course is a more advanced qualification suitable for those who want to skipper vessels up to 24 meters (approximately 78 feet). Your choice depends on the size of boats you intend to operate and your level of experience.

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