RYA Diesel Engine course


Mechanical failure is the main cause of rescue call-outs to cruisers. Basic maintenance and engine care will help ensure that you are not part of this statistic. Whether you sail a yacht with an auxiliary diesel engine or you are a motor cruising enthusiast, this course could not just save you money, but could save your life one day.

This course is available at our RYA Training Centre in the Netherlands.





Course content

  • the principles of diesel engine operation
  • the systems and parts of the engine
  • fault finding
  • rectification of common problems
  • bleeding the fuel system
  • changing the impeller
  • routine maintenance
  • winter lay-up procedures

The course will be taught on our training centre premises during a full day.


Ability after the course

This course teaches you how your engine works, how to keep it healthy by using basic checks and maintenance procedures, and how to get it started again in the event of a breakdown.


What's included

  • RYA Diesel Engine handbook
  • DVD on engine maintenance
  • Sandwich lunch, coffee, tea
  • Free parking at our premises
  • Certificate at successful completion of the course






Details of this course

Duration :  One full day


Location:  Kats, the Netherlands


Previous experience : None


Assumed knowledge : None


Minimum age:  16 years


Cost:  195 Euro





Supporting courses

Our two-day C-MASTERS practical Diesel engine and Boat maintenance workshop offers lots of hands-on experience.


Supporting books

We recommend the RYA Boat maintenance handbook for additional learning


Register for joining this course


Course dates at our training centre in Zeeland:  

  • 24 May - FULLY BOOKED
  • 9 June


Please enquire for alternative dates.


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