RYA Yachtmaster Offshore Motor Preparation Two Day Boat Handling


RYA Yachtmaster Offshore Motor Preparation Two Day Boat Handling

With much of the Yachting industry requesting that candidate need RYA Yachtmaster Offshore Motor to be Deckhands our experience has taught us that there are many who need to progress with this qualification but do not have the helm time on smaller motor yachts.

Ideally candidates would start with RYA Dayskiiper to give them the close quarter handling experience but many chose not to follow this route.




An RYA Yachtmaster Offshore Motor Certificate of Competence is often the ultimate aim of aspiring skippers. It is a well known, highly respected qualification worldwide, proving your experience and competence as a skipper.

The Yachtmaster offshore is an important certificate.  It enables you to work as master of UK commercial vessels of up to 200gt unto 150 miles from a safe haven.

The Yachtmaster offshore is obtained by examination which involves exercises, challenges and tasks from any part of the syllabus to demonstrate the ability and confidence of the skipper.

We help you prepare for the exam look at your strengths and weaknesses. We can then build on the areas that need to be improved to put you in the best position for the exam.  This typically lasts 5 days. A separate fee is to be paid of you for RYA exams. This must be arranged well in advance.

The exam will include an assessment of your skippering skills, boat handling, general seamanship, navigation, safety awareness and knowledge of the IRPCS (collision regulations), meteorology and signals. Candidates will be set tasks to demonstrate their ability and may also be asked questions on any part of the syllabus.

Please contact us if you are unsure about any aspect of your experience so that we can try to guide you on areas you may need to work on


Duration: 7 days in total, 5 days preparation covering all skills, followed by the exam over 2 days which takes 6 hours per candidate.

Ratio: Maximum 5 to each boat and instructor, minimum of 2 people.






50 days, 2,500 miles, 5 passages over 60 miles acting as skipper for at least 2 of these passages and including 2 which have involved overnight passages. 5 days experience as skipper. At least half this mileage must be in tidal waters.

Please contact us if you are unsure about your eligibility

Your sea time should be documented in a log book for presentation to the RYA Examiner

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5 Days afloat on our Fairline Phantom 46 based out of Club de Mar in Palma followed by a two day practical exam including night exercise with an RYA Examiner

Additional information

The weather in Mallorca is generally ideal for boating, but please remember to bring sun cream and hats etc.

Also at certain times of the year, it can be quite cold on the water so you may need additional clothing.

Please do not forget refreshments and fluids.


Upon passing the practical examination: Yachtmaster Offshore Motor Certificate of Competence

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If there are no courses scheduled or that suit your itinerary, please do get in touch and we will see if we can work something out.
Once you have booked your course you will also need to fill in our health declaration.

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