All crew members need to be certified to drive the yacht's tender.


This course in handling a superyacht tender is important for every crew member aboard a yacht. Most captains will give preference to new crew applicants that are licensed to operate the tender. You will be issued with an internationally recognised MCA recognised certificate for:

  • Vessels up to 15m length
  • Inboard or outboard propulsion
  • No horsepower limitations
  • No onboard accommodation
  • Operation in coastal regions
  • In fair weather


If you plan to operate a small boat in Italy, Greece, Croatia, Portugal, Spain, Turkey, Poland, Lithuania, Estonia, Latvia on any inland waterways in Europe you will also need to have an International Certificate of Competency. This course will enable you to apply for the ICC Power -10 endorsement.

Main Features of the Small Boat Driving Course

Training includes practical onboard training, classroom theory training and a 1 hour theory test:

  • Safety procedures before and after leaving the dock
  • The parts of a motor boat and essential nautical terms
  • Getting the motor boat ready to go
  • Nautical right of way rules
  • Normal and emergency use of a VHF radio
  • Steering and docking a motor boat
  • How the wind, waves and boat speed effect boat handling
  • How to tie four essential knots, coil and secure lines
  • Essentials of Anchoring
  • Safety equipment on board and how to use it
  • Man overboard procedures
  • How to read a nautical chart and use a compass
  • Plus lots of other nautical information, with plenty of opportunities to ask questions

Required and Suggested Course materials

IYT International Boating & Passport Log book, RIB master manual. Pen and notepaper.

Also bring a hat, sunglasses, suntan cream, a warm jumper, change of clothes (minimal wardrobe needed), and a rain jacket.

BYO lunch and drinks

Please note that there is no smoking on board the boat.

Course Duration

3 days (Monday-Wednesday) - 8.30 AM to approximately 5.00 PM (2020)

Superyacht Training Location

The course 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

When do the courses run?

  • Jan: 20-22
  • Feb: 10-12
  • Mar: 02-04
  • Mar: 23-25
  • Apr: 13-15
  • May: 04-06
  • May: 25-27
  • Jun: 22-24


AUD $695

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