RYA Yachtmaster Coastal Motor Prep-course and exam


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

This course is for those who hold the RYA Coastal Skipper certificate of competence and who are looking to undertake the RYA/MCA Yachtmaster Coastal Exam.







Course content

Students should have build up their knowledge and skills exceeding the level of Coastal Skipper.

The prep course is conducted by our Chief Instructor personally, a fully qualified Yachtmaster Power Instructor. During this 4 day course he will assess your ability and coach you in all the disciplines required to pass the exam.

During the course, you will take command of the yacht on passages by day and night and perfection your boat handling techniques including the Man-Over-Board recovery drill. In addition, you will brush up and sharpen your skills in passage planning, meteorology, safety at sea, maintenance, navigation, pilotage, knowledge of the International Collision Regulations and "blind" navigation.

At the end of each day our Chief Instructor will give you a debrief and coach you towards reaching the standard for a successful examination.

Each student who wishes to take the exam will be examined for 6-10 hours by an independent RYA Yachtmaster Examiner (examination fee payable to the RYA) as they skipper the yacht on short passages and complete various demonstrations of advanced skippering techniques.  


Ability after the course

After succesfully passing the examination, you will receive the Yachtmaster Coastal Certificate of Competence.


What's included

  • Tuition by our Chief Instructor
  • Theory booster session
  • Lunch and drink on board 
  • All mooring and fuel fees
  • Free parking at our premises 


Supporting courses

We highly recommend participants to first follow the RYA Radar Operator and RYA Diesel Engine course.

You must hold a VHF marine radio license. We recommend the Short Range VHF Certificate course. In addition, you require a valid First Aid Certificate.






Details of this course


The non-residential prep course is available as 4 consecutive days. The examination takes place on 2 later days.


Location from where this course will be delivered:

  • Kats (Zeeland, the Netherlands)


Previous experience:  

You should have at least:

  • 30 days sea time (2 as skipper)
  • 800 recorded miles of which at least half on tidal waters
  • 12 night hours


Assumed knowledge:

Your knowledge of navigation, radar, diesel engine and meteorology should be to the standard of RYA Coastal Skipper / Yachtmaster Offshore theory course. You must hold a valid First Aid certificate and VHF GMDSS marine radio licence.


Number of students:  4



  • 1950 euro for the 5 days prep course
  • 460 euro for the use of the yacht during the examination and the expenses of the RYA examiner





    Next steps


    After successfully passing the exam, we recommend extending your knowledge with a selection of our C-MASTERclasses, in particular on the use of radar, knowledge of diesel engines and on passage planning, to get ready for the Yachtmaster Offshore exam.

    The Yachtmaster Coastal Certificate of Competence can be commercially endorsed for anyone with ambition to find work as a professional crew member.

    This is also the time to start making lots of miles if you are aiming at becoming a Yachtmaster Offshore.






    Details of this course


    Course dates at our training centre in Zeeland:  


    • 25 to 28 April plus theory booster on 12 April (exam on 29 and 30 April)


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