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2 Full Days

+ night passage

Tender Operator

Designed in conjunction with the Professional Yachting Association, this course is for operators who ferry passengers between superyachts and the shore by day or night. There is a lot of responsibility and high standards are expected in passenger transfers in the superyacht industry. This exciting course enhances your skills to make you a valuable member of the crew.

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Topics Covered 

(not exhaustive - click below for more info)

  • Preparation for sea

  • Life saving apparatus (LSA)

  • Boat handling


  • Passenger safety and comfort

  • Daytime pilotage

  • Night time pilotage

  • Emergency situations

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To gain confidence in manoeuvring boats safely, smoothly and with precision while carrying passengers onboard. Learn and develop important skills in pilotage and navigation day and night and in the management of passenger carrying tenders, dealing with day to day care and maintenance of the vessels.


This course opens many doors in the marine industry as well. 

Next Steps


  • Use of RIB incl. fuel

  • Use of lifejackets and wet weather gear

  • Powerboat logbook

  • Modern facilities with hot/cold drinks and refreshments

  • Enthusiastic, approachable and experienced instructors that specialise in night navigation and use of modern electronic navigation equipment

  • Tender Operator certificate of competence upon successful course completion

What To Bring

  • Sunglasses! (Even if it's not sunny) We go fast so the wind might make you tear up a little.

  • A Jacket to keep you warm and dry. It gets cold on the river some days.

  • A good attitude to learn!

  • A packed lunch or money to eat out.

And that's it. We will provide you with quality service. Any questions? Check our FAQs.

More Info

2 day course

Student to instructor ratio is 3 : 1

Minimum age is 17

Candidates should be experienced to the level of Powerboat Level 2 certificate and are strongly recommended to hold first aid certificates and VHF Radio operator’s licenses


When applying for work in the very competitive superyacht industry having the Tender Operators License will make you a more attractive candidate when it comes to skills requirements. If you already work on superyachts having done the course opens many doors for you to become an invaluable member of the crew.

Skills Gained

Confidence in boat handling, working with crew, pilotage, navigation, passenger carriage, management of day or night passages in a ship to shore transfer situation and in dealing with emergencies.

Develope your skills today.

Check out our next available dates and book now. Any questions? Check out our FAQs, and please get in touch.

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