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Tender operator

Designed in conjunction with the Professional Yachting Association (PYA) this course is intended to build upon a candidate's basic powerboating knowledge and skills. 

Attendees will gain confidence in their ability to manoeuvre a powerboat more smoothly but the real benefit is the emphasis on learning important skills in pilotage, both day and night, and passenger carriage and management.



Candidates should be competent to the standard of RYA Powerboat Level 2 Powerboat Handling with Coastal endorsement. It is strongly recommended that candidates hold a first aid and VHF / SRC operators certificate.


Minimum Age

Course Content

2 Days


Passenger safety and comfort, daytime pilotage, night time pilotage, emergency situations, associated theory.

Ability After the Course

Confident undertaking short ship to shore transfers by day and night.

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