Yacht Tender Driving Course

We have developed a Yacht Tender driving course built arround the RYA National Powerboat course and the Basic Safety and Navigation theory course. The objective is to make you a great tender driver with the confidence to take the guests ashore. A licence is required to drive a tender in most European countries.

Tender Driver course

The RYA have developed a new photo ID course certification for powerboats

We suggest that tender drivers also obtain a VHF licence which is available after the VHF SRC course.

Tender Driver- National Powerboat course

RIB Course RYA Powerboat level 2

Entry Requirements: Min age 16 – Physically fit

A tender drivers certificate required to operate in Northern Mediteranean waters.

Theory and practical including:

” Safety at sea
VHF Radio operations
Small powerboats and rigid inflatable boats
Launching and recovery
Anchors and anchoring
Nautical terminology
Boat handling under power
Man overboard procedures
Basic navigation and pilotage
Basic rules of the road (collision regulations)

Day 2 Practical applications including:

” Slow and high speed turns
” Close quarters manouvering
” Docking under average conditions
” Departing dock or mooring
” Beaching
” MOB procedures


Covers vessels up to 15m (45′)
Driven by outboard motors
In fair weather,
No horsepower limitations
No accommodation,
Up to 20 miles from a safe haven.

This RYA certificate can be commercially endorsed if required with additional short courses.

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