Fastrack to the Master of YachTs Coastal/mate 200ton certificationBook Now

Start with zero experience and in 11 weeks become captain or first mate on superyachts up to 24m registered in 23 countries operating less than 60 nm offshore, wherever they are in the world.

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IYT master of yachts coastal/mate 200ton

Sign up for the Fastrack to IYT Master of Yachts Coastal/Mate 200ton training programme and go from zero experience aboard yachts to the officer level on superyachts registered in 23 countries no matter where the yacht is located.

This certification is for the rank of captain on commercial and private vessels up to 24m long and 200 tons, operating no more than 60 nautical miles offshore.

You can also be Chief Mate on vessels up to 24m long and 200 tons operating up to 150 nautical miles offshore and on vessels up to 500 tons operating up to 60 nautical miles offshore.

Superyacht Captains are responsible for the safe operation of the vessel in port and at sea and are also personal assistants to the owner, financial accountants for crews salaries, charter expenditures, and personnel recruitment agents. Captains are in charge of every aspect of yacht management.

Chief Mates work closely with the Captain, Engineer, Deck & Interior Crew, maintaining a level of perfection on deck. Chief Mates need to be well versed in the art of polishing, varnishing, Outboard engine maintenance & Repair, Navigational & Boat handling skills, Scuba diving Certification and expertise, safe fuelling techniques and again Yacht etiquette all become an integral part of a Mate's duties.

Fastrack to Moy Coastal/mate 200ton Prerequisites

There are no prerequisites to enter the Fastrack program and anyone with a reasonable command of the English language, who is over 18 years old, in good health, and without colour blindness can sign up for the course. This intensive practical and theory training course on sail or power vessels is designed for all kinds of people, from GAP year and University students, young men and woman, and those looking for a career change.

The main features of the Fastrack to MOY coastal/mate 200ton training course

The 11 week training package is for people with no prior experience who wish to become Captain on commercial and private vessels up to 200tons operating within 60nm of the coastline or First Mate on commercial and private vessels up to 200 gt, up to 150 miles offshore.

During the course you will live aboard the training vessel. The course starts with practical and theoretical training from International Crew right through to MOY Coastal/Mate 200ton. The training programme includes 1,000 sea miles and 28 days at sea so you will be ready to start work upon successfully completing the examination.

International crew - 2 day

Welcome to your first day. After meeting your professional instructor and crew mates, you will be briefed and made to feel comfortable onboard the yacht, your home for the next 5 days. After a full orientation by your Yacht Training instructor, you will set sail into the magnificent waterways of Pittwater. The focus will be on many days of practical sailing during daylight and night hours, points of sail, steering, sail trimming, reefing, man overboard, practical boat handling, safety, theory, tender boat driving and lots more. Full details of the International Crew Course

International bareboat captain/skipper - 3 day

Moving into your second week, you will be learning theory combined with practical sailing onboard and ashore. You will take command as a skipper and accepting responsibilities associated with pre departure checks, victualling, passage planning, vessel handling skills, knots and splicing, machinery and system checks, tides and currents, dealing with adverse weather conditions, picking up moorings, anchoring and coming alongside marinas and jetties. Night sailing & navigation, navigation and pilotage are practiced along with crew management and basic leadership skills. Full details of the Bareboat Skipper Course.

Diesel Engine workshop - 1 day

A hands on full day of learning about the principles of the engine and the boat's systems. We will take you through the cooling system, salt and fresh water, steering, gearbox and drive systems, learn how to bleed the fuel lines and change filters, electrical and basic maintenance to keep the systems in working order, recommended tools and spare parts onboard, and how to diagnose and deal with simple faults.

VHF/HF Radio Operators licence - 1 day

This full day course and exam will enable you to attain your VHF radio operator's licence. This workshop includes the licence application which forms a compulsory component of your International Yacht Training certification. Full details of the VHF/HF Radio Course

STCW 95+10 - 6 day

All crew involved in any safety or muster on commercial vessels must complete the STCW 95+10 course. The course covers 5 modules, including sea survival, first aid, fire fighting, personal and social responsibilities, and security. An internationally recognized certificate is issued approved by the MCA. This course is also a compulsory component of your International Yacht Training certification. Full details of the STCW Course

Inshore & Coastal Navigation Theory - 3 day

3 days will be spent in a shore based learning environment. You will be taught all inshore and coastal theory with a strong emphasis on navigation and pilotage, including taking and plotting fixes, dead reckoning, lights and lighthouses, tides, collision regulations, estimated positions and courses to steer, passage planning, and meteorology.

Offshore Milebuilder - 12 day

Offshore milebuilders are specific nautical sea mile builders to help you gain further experience and confidence for pre entry into the International Yacht Training courses. This 12 day passage will explore parts of the magnificent Australian coastline and ocean, under the professional tuition of your Yacht Training instructor, with 24 hour sailing and watch keeping. Full details of the Offshore Milebuilder

Master of Yachts Coastal/mate 200 ton & exam - 6 day (Power or Sail)

You have now reached the pinnacle of your fastrack course. This 6 day live aboard course with a practical assessment and exam, covering all subjects on navigation, tides and currents, colregs, pilotage, weather and forecasting, anchoring, berthing, buoyage, safety, passage planning and seamanship. After successful completion, you will be awarded with one the most highly recognized certificates, worldwide. Full details of the Master of Yachts Coastal/Mate 200ton Course.

Important: Completing the course modules does not guarantee passing the final exam. We will teach you everything you need to know to pass, but actually passing the exam depends on you, your performance and the amount of study you are prepared to put in.

Total Length of training

In total the training programme takes 11 weeks, and taking the courses in sequence, one after the other, will give you the maximum benefit and continuity of training. However you can also take the courses individually, and set your own pace, providing there is a place available on the preferred module.

Training Locations

Fastrack Superyacht Sail training

Practical inshore sail training will be within the waterways of the Pittwater and the lower Hawkesbury region. This waterway is flanked by the Kuringai National Park boasting lush green sub tropical vegetation and secluded sandy beaches. More about cruising in Pittwater, Broken Bay and the Hawkesbury

Offshore milebuilders will sail from Pittwater north or south along the east coast of New South Wales .

Location of shore based training

Shore based theory is run from our Marina Office in Newport NSW Australia and the Superyacht Crew Academy Training Facility at 8 Kalinya Street, Newport. The facilities are a 45min drive North of Sydney’s CBD. To see a map of how to find us, Click Here.

Accommodation and meals

Accommodation and delicious healthy meals during the onboard sail training and milebuilders are included in the fastrack course. Meals during leisure time are at your own expense.

During the shore based training, accommodation at the Sydney Beachouse at Collaroy is included in the course price.



Click Here to download a PDF file with a detailed, printable summary of the course and accommodation schedule.


AUD $18,495 -This investment into a comprehensive training program will open up job opportunities that will earn this back very quickly.

The cost includes:

  • CD Manuals
  • IYT international log book
  • Course charts
  • Fully provisioned meals on practical live aboards and offshore milebuilders
  • Boat fee
  • Accommodation onboard and onshore
  • STCW 95+10 certificate
  • Course Completion Certificates
  • Radio Operators Licence
  • IYT/MCA recognised Mate 200ton Certificate upon successfully passing the exam

(IMPORTANT: We recommend that you take out Travel Insurance to safeguard you against the unlikely circumstances of you needing to cancel a course booking or unforeseen medical emergencies)

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