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What is the ICC?

The ICC (International Certificate for Operators of Pleasure Craft) is a certificate which provides an evidence of competence in foreign countries. The Resolution 40, issued under the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE), details how and to whom the ICC may be issued. The ICC’s validity is determinate by the visited country, so it […]

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How to renew your Yachtmaster

All Yachtmaster certificates must be renewed every 5 years, and for this you must be in possession or justify the following aspects: The shipments of the last 5 years, dates and data of the companies for which you have worked. At least 150 days navigated should be justified. Medical Certificate (ENG1). ID photo Course ‘Professional […]

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Yachtmaster Theory

Yachtmaster Theory

Although the Yachtmaster test is an eminently practical test, this does not imply that it can be tackled without knowing the basic theory of navigation. The level of theoretical knowledge that is presupposed to any Yachtmaster (both coastal and offshore) means that, among other topics, the candidate must know:   Nautical meteorology. Without being an […]

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Conversion of Yachtmaster Sail to Power

If you are in possession of the Yachtmaster Sail and want to convert to Motor, you must pass a practical test on a motor boat approved by RYA. The preparation for the exam is 1 day, and the exam lasts approximately 3 hours in the case of conversion the duration would be a little longer. […]

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Ocean Certification

Validation for Nautical qualifications

Recently we have received many questions about the possible validations between the Spanish qualifications such as the Yacht Captain, the Harbor Master or the Captain of the Merchant Navy with the English qualifications of the Royal Yachting Association (RYA), especially with the Yachtmaster, which is composed of three titles: Yachtmaster Coastal, Yachtmaster Offshore and Ocean […]

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The difference between PPER and Yachtmaster

In this article we explain the difference between  Patron Profecional de Embarcaciones de Recreo ( PPER) and Yachtmaster Offshore. The big difference between these two qualifitcations is that  PPER is a national title that allows you to work on boats of Spanish flag,whereas  Yachtmaster is an International title that allows you to work on boats of English flag […]

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