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RYA Yachtmaster (Theory)

6-7 Days


This advanced classroom based course in navigation and meteorology is really aimed at the more experienced boat users both in the leisure world and the commercial field.



This advanced classroom based course in navigation and meteorology, is really aimed at the more experienced boat users, both in the leisure world and the commercial field.

Magnetic compass
GNSS & chart plotters
Echo sounders


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More Info

6-7 day course

(can be spread over a few weeks)

Student to instructor max ratio

3 : 1

Minimum age = 17




(1:1 Individual)



(3:1 Group)



Knowledge Required

Navigational knowledge to Day Skipper / Watch Leader syllabus

What To Bring


A little bit of research to ensure this is the right course for you, and to improve your understanding of course topics.

A Snack

These are long classroom courses. Take wee snacks with you to ease the brain overload.

A good attitude to learn!

A packed lunch or money to eat out

We have a fridge-freezer, kettle, microwave, small cooker, cutlery, plates, coffee/tea/sugar/milk for you to use.

Got A Boat?

Own Boat Tuition

If you've just bought a boat or are looking to boost your confidence in an area you are based, please get in touch! We can travel to you, or you can bring your boat to us.

  • Portland plotter​

  • Dividers + parallel rule​

  • RYA Book(s)

  • Use of Kitchen

  • Hot/cold drinks

  • Experienced, enthusiastic and approachable instructors

  • Certificate upon successful course completion

Skills Gained

As a leisure or commercial user, your navigational abilities and confidence will enable you to undertake long passages perhaps over many days and nights. Vessels can range from those included in the National Powerboat Scheme and the Motor Cruising Scheme where crew and passengers live aboard and a wide range of commercial passenger vessels, workboats and other vessels.


The ability to go forward with sufficient sea time and miles for an examination to obtain an MCA commercial license valid for use on many types of passenger carrying and other commercial vessels operating under MCA codes of practise to work in the marine industry. The Yachtmaster Practical (contact for more info) certificate can be converted into an International Certificate of Competence (ICC). The ability with necessary sea time and miles to enter for a MCA Large Yacht qualification such as Officer of the Watch or Master 300.

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Boat Trips

Come and visit us prior to your course and book a boat trip with friends and family. We run our boat rides all year round and they're super fun for all. View Scotland's most exciting city along the iconic River Clyde.

Suggested Courses

We offer a fantastic range of RYA Courses delivered by our team of highly trained instructors. Although navigation and skippering boats is a serious business, it should be fun and it's our ethos that you have a great time with us!

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