Small Powerboat and RIB Master Certification- BVI

Published by Swain Sailing School and Yacht Charters on Friday, 4th January 2002 - 11:10AM in BVI courses


Course Overview

  • Covers vessels up to 15m
  • Operation in coastal regions - in sight of land
  • Driven by outboard or inboard motors
  • In fair weather
  • No horsepower limitations
  • No accommodation

Course Syllabus

This is a two day course. Day one covers theory. Day 2 is on the water training covering practical boat handling skills: The curriculum includes the following:

  • Safety at sea
  • VHF Radio operations
  • Small powerboats and rigid inflatable boats
  • Launching and recovery
  • Anchors and anchoring
  • Nautical terminology
  • Boat handling under power
  • Man overboard procedures
  • Ropes and rope-work
  • Basic rules of the road (collision regulations)
  • Glossary of terms

Competency Requirements

The candidate must be able to demonstrate a thorough and complete knowledge of the syllabus and demonstrate the ability to perform the required practical skills correctly.



Exam Policy

A written exam will be administered. A grade of 70% or higher is required to pass. Should a candidate fail an examination, a re-take exam will be allowed for an additional fee.


Course manual

Maximum enrollment: 5

Minimum age: 13

Tuition and Inclusions

$550 per person; includes the course manual, exam fee, laminated certification card.

Exam retake Fee $25

Contact us to check availability and register for your course.

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