This course will equip you with the knowledge and understanding to either become a Chief Engineer aboard a super yacht of over 24 metres in length or an assistant engineer on a much larger vessel.
You can start the course with minimal experience yet over four days gain the skills and experience necessary to set or repair ‘the D Sail’ on one of the largest yachts afloat…
Expect to pay around £550* depending on where and when you choose to do it.
* Approx. US $850, or 780 EUROS
Once you have completed the course, you will be able to act as:
Although it is entirely shorebased it is a practical course, so you should bring overalls to keep the grease off you!
This being a UK Maritime and Coastguard Agency certificate, you can only take it in the British Isles and dependent territories.
You should have a minimum of one month’s experience as a yacht engineer, and be 18 years of age or older.
It takes four days to complete, usually done consecutively however your instructor should be able to develop a schedule that fits with you.
You will cover how marine engines are constructed and the principles by which they operate. You will look at the fuel, cooling and lubrication systems, as well as the electrical and power transmission systems you are likely to find on one of these vessels.
One of the most important jobs you will have as yacht engineer is to find and fix faults – this course will show you the most common examples of what is likely to go wrong and how to resolve it.
Finally, you will look at safe working practices and pollution prevention.
Yes, you'll be able to work on marine engines around the world.
Take a look at this UKSA webpage for further information including the course syllabus.