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RYA Powerboat Level 2

The 2 day RYA Powerboat Level II course is conducted in Cape Town, South Africa and provides the skills and background knowledge needed to drive a Superyacht tender (powerboat). Similar to a driving license, you are required to be in possession of a valid powerboat license before you may legally operate at sea. As a professional formality, each crew member should complete their RYA Powerboat Level 2 course in order to fulfil their job role and be an active member of the crew.

The course consists of practical and theoretical exercises. Training vessels used include: 5m Explorer Tender & 2 x 4.5m RIB (Rigid Inflatable Boats), also used for the RYA Superyacht Tender Operator Course. Your instructors (ex-superyacht crew), with many years’ experience, will teach you all the skills required to drive a powerboat safely & confidently. In addition, and one of the only companies to add value in this way, extra Superyacht specific tender operating procedures are taught which is sure to impress your superior or Captain.

The following topics are covered extensively in the RYA Powerboat Level 2 Course:

* Launching
* Pre-departure checks
* Day navigation & Potential Hazards
* Close quarter handling
* Docking in unfavourable conditions (stern of Superyacht / Dockside)
* Anchoring procedures
* Mooring
* High speed manoeuvres
* Collision regulations
* Man Overboard (MOB) procedures – Day time
* Specialised powerboat manouevering

Today’s modern superyacht industry expects the highest standards from new crew.  This means having the right attitude & right qualifications, but most importantly, having relevant training specific to your job role. As a Superyacht Deckhand you will be required to take on many exterior tasks including: Powerboat driving, Jetski driving, Polishing, Washing, Varnishing, Teak Maintenance, Engine Maintenance, Anchoring, Line Handling, Watch Keeping etc.

As a Superyacht Stewardess you will be required to take on many interior tasks including: Silver Service, Cleaning, Polishing, Provisioning, Laundry, Wine, Bar & Cocktail service and at times be required to assist with Powerboat operations such as transporting the Chef to shore for provisions, entering/exiting port etc.

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