RIB Master & Small Powerboat

A 3-day Theory and Practical course designed to cover the requirements to meet the Small Commercial Vessel Code and the requirements for issue of an ICC based on Resolution 40 from the Economic Commission for Europe Inland Transport Committee Working Party on Inland Water Transport.

This three day course covers one day of theory and two days of practical boat handling. This is a 2-day in person practical course for candidates that have completed the online Small Powerboat & RIB Master eLearning course.


Course Outline

This three day course covers one day of theory and two days of practical boat handling 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
  • Ropes and rope-work
  • Basic rules of the road (collision regulations)
  • Glossary of terms


Needed For Course Apply

  • Candidates should be 16 years of age or over.
  • No prerequisite sea time required for this certificate.
  • Must have taken IYT’s International Crew physical course with an IYT Partner School

Certificate Limitations

For This Course

  • This is a certificate of excellence for those candidates who wish to train to become an active crew member on a power or sailing yacht. It includes Introduction to Boating for power and sail yachts.

How do I get my Small Powerboat & Rib Master certificate commercially endorsed?

The IYT “Master of Yachts” and the IYT “Small Powerboat & RIB Master” certificates do not require a “commercial endorsement” because they are commercial certificates.

The “Yachtmaster” certificates issued by the Royal Yachting Association (RYA) are recreational certificates and these certificates do require a “commercial endorsement” if one wishes to work commercially. Should you wish to confirm this information please contact the Maritime & Coastguard Agency (MCA) Seafarers Standard Branch +44 (0)23 8032 9100 -Deck Department.

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