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IPC Yachting Courses

IPC Yachting Courses

THE IPC Yacht Certification Process

(Yachts 26 ft - 100 ft)

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Prerequisites: Training Provided on Your Yacht
Restrictions: Up to 2 Students
Duration: Varies by Course

Ready to Learn HOW to Drive a Yacht?
Our instructors can travel to you and teach you on your yacht.

All-In-One Training Package

To receive an IPC for Yachts, you must complete these classes with a combined 44 hour course load.

All classes require skills evaluation and knowledge tests.


Did you know?  Without these certifications, you may find it difficult to impossible to locate an insurance company that will cover you and your boat without  employing a full-time licensed captain.

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IPC Course Curriculum

Course 1 : Basic Powerboat Cruising

Equipment - Minimum 26' with Single or Twin Screws

· Basic Boat Handling
· Maneuvers
· Systems
· Anchoring
· Safety
· Weather
· Navigation Rules
· Navigation Aids
· Command & Control
· Knots & Line Handling
· Charts & Symbols
· Powerboat Theory
· Emergency Procedures

Course 2 : Inshort Powerboat Cruising

Equipment - Minimum 34’ with single or twin screws 

· Intermediate Boat handling
· Maneuvers
· Systems
· Spring Lines
· Anchoring ( two anchors, powercat bridle )
· Mooring
· Command & Control
· Provisioning
· Cruise Planning
· Piloting
· Radar (optional)
· Use of Navigation Publications
· Documentation
· Emergency Procedures
· Dinghy Management

Course 3 : Night Operations

Equipment - Minimum 34’ with single or twin screws 

· Preparation
· Night Navigation Planning
· Night Systems and Procedures
· Night Vision Factors
· Leave and Return to Dock/Slip
· Leave and Enter Harbor
· Identify Vessel Traffic & Aids to Navigation
· Simulated PIW Rescue