MCA/RYA Yachtmaster™ Power Conversion

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Holders of the Yachtmaster™ Coastal or Yachtmaster™ Offshore Sail Certificate of Competence are able to take the full exam to obtain the equivalent power certificate of competence with a reduced seatime requirement. This course provides the opportunity to prepare for your exam by covering refresher training in a number of key areas, and culminating in an exam with an external RYA examiner.

During your conversion training we will ensure you have sufficient experience with boat handling in a twin engine motor cruiser, passage planning for high speed craft, electronic navigation (with particular focus on radar), MOB procedures and your diesel engine knowledge.
This course provides an excellent opportunity for someone to make the leap from sail to power and opens up a variety of new avenues to explore, either for fun or to seek commercial endorsement.
The mileage shown below must be completed in a motor cruiser. Half of miles must be on a vessel between 7 and 24 metres LOA. All qualifying seatime must be within 10 years prior to the exam and half of the qualifying seatime must have been conducted in tidal waters.
For Yachtmaster™ Coastal conversion exams, you will need to hold your Yachtmaster™ Coastal sail qualification, plus:
  • Minimum of 400 miles
  • 12 days living on board
  • 2 days as skipper
  • 12 night hours
For Yachtmaster™ Offshore conversion exams, you will need to hold your Yachtmaster™ Offshore sail qualification, plus:
  • Minimum of 1,250 miles
  • 25 days living on board
  • 3 days as skipper
  • 3 passages over 60 miles including 1 overnight and 1 as skipper
Everything you needed to pass your Yachtmaster™ sail qualification plus additional motor cruising skills.
Instructor Ratio
4:1. Urban Truant is also pleased to offer lower ratios on request for those who would like more time with their instructor.
Duration5 days, which includes your exam.
The preparation part of this course is tailored to student’s needs, based on the experience and knowledge they demonstrate.
Ability after
You’ll hold two Yachtmaster™ qualifications.

What’s Included

When you book a course with Urban Truant we do our best to ensure there are no surprise costs – however, please be aware that your RYA Yachtmaster Conversion Exam Fee is not included in this particular course as it is paid direct to the RYA.
Everything else you need to complete your course is included:
  • Refreshments and lunch throughout the course
  • All mooring fees
  • All fuel costs
  • Use of Urban Truant’s high quality wet weather gear
  • RYA certification for all successful students
At Urban Truant we feel it’s important to provide quality catering and pride ourselves on serving fresh tasty food wherever possible. We are also happy to cater for different dietary requirements upon request.

Course Dates

Below are listed our available dates. If you cannot see dates that you require, please get in touch with us and we may be able to to arrange a more suitable date.

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