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Yachtmaster Coastal

Yachtmaster Coastal follows a very similar process to Yachtmaster Offshore in that we offer a 5-day practical preparation followed by a practical exam, usually over 2 days assuming 3 or more candidates, with an external examiner over one or two days depending on number of applicants.


The minimum seatime is less than the Yachtmaster Offshore and is detailed below.


The Yachtmaster Coastal is often a stepping stone before YM Offshore but it is not mandatory

30 days onboard, 2 days as skipper, 800nm , 12 night hours. Half the qualifying seatime must be in tidal waters.


A GMDSS Short Range Certificate (SRC) or higher grade of marine radio certificate.



5 + 2 Days

No. Students to Instructor: 5:1
(4 exam candidates only)
Previous Experience:

30 days, 2 days as skipper, 800 miles, 12 night hours (if you hold the Coastal Skipper course certificate this is reduced to 20 days, 2 days as skipper, 400 miles, 12 night hours).

Half the qualifying sea time must be conducted in tidal waters.

Minimum Age: 17


Dates: This course is run all year round


Course Dates and Prices

Please see a list of available courses below.



Venue Date Start Time Spaces Price



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