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.
The examiner will ask or ask for tasks from the syllabus, but will focus mainly on the most differentiated sections that are taught in a motorboat, maneuvers, Passage Plan, radar, etc …
The requirements that must be met to be able to take the exam are that the miles of experience have been done in a boat with similar characteristics and during the 10 years prior to the exam.
Requirements for the Yachtmaster Coastal:
- 400 miles
- 12 days of life on board
- 2 days as a pattern
- 12 night hours.
Requirements for Yachtmaster Offshore:
- 1250 miles
- 25 days of life on board
- 3 days as a pattern
- 3 crossings of more than 60 miles including one night.