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Master Of Yachts 200 Ton Limited (Offshore)

and Unlimited (Ocean)

The IYT Master of Yachts 200 Ton certifications are the most universally accepted certificates for the operation of commercial yachts up to a specified tonnage.

The modules are professional level and are designed to provide the highest standard of maritime education.

There are three MCA Approved MASTER OF YACHTS 200 Ton courses.

Master of Yachts 200 Tons Mate (Coastal) for first mate of a Yacht under 200 Tons.

Master of Yachts 200 Tons Limited (Offshore)

for command of a Yacht under 200 Tons, up to150 miles offshore.

Master of Yachts 200 Tons Unlimited (Ocean)

for command of a Yacht up to 200 Tons unlimited oceans.

The IYT Master of Yachts certificates are currently accepted for commercial use by 25 different governing bodies including the MCA - USCG and Marshall Islands.

MASTER OF YACHTS qualifications are recognized by marine insurance providers and all major charter companies.

Candidates for MASTER OF YACHTS 200 Ton certifications must meet minimum sea time requirements as specified below and be able to pass the required medical exam.

MASTER OF YACHTS 200 Tons Mate (Coastal)

Must have logged 30 days and 800 miles at sea as crew and 2 days and 12 night hours  underway as watch-leader/Skipper as well as 30 days on board a yacht at sea as an active crew member. For the purpose of this requirement, a day is defined as a period of 24 consecutive hours. Parts of a day may be included in this total. A day is not invalidated by a candidate leaving the yacht for a few hours during a cruise. The term “at sea” is defined as being on a vessel outside of any harbor - natural or artificial - in which a cruising yacht could secure or anchor for a prolonged period of time.

MASTER OF YACHTS 200 Ton Limited (Offshore) 11 Days course

Six days theory and five days at sea.

3,000  logged miles and 50 days on a vessel (power or sail) on genuine cruises or passages  - not short day trips. At least 2,000 miles must have been completed on coastal voyages and NOT ocean crossings.

•   3000 Miles required BUT 1500 must be on vessels <24m

•   With 6 passages >60nm as master

OR If candidate holds the IYT MOY Coastal/Mate 200 Tons:

•   Only 1500 additional miles required

•   50% (750 miles) must be on vessels <24m

•   3 additional Passages >60nm as master

• 2 nights of the 5 day practical must be conducted underway, not at anchor.

It is important for the candidate to have good theoretic understanding and actual experience of vessel handling.

Additional practical coaching is available by arrangement.

Five varied passages with rhumb lines of over 60 miles, two of which the candidate must have been undertaking the duties of skipper or watch keeper.

Thirty hours on watch at night underway as an active member of a yacht's crew. For at least six hours of this night time experience, the candidate must have been acting as the vessel's captain/watch leader. “Night,” in this context, is defined as the time between sunset and sunrise.

A current medical examination and a color blindness eyesight examination which allows the participant to safely perform the relevant duties on a yacht, including being able to see and distinguish lights and signals of other vessels and navigational marks in typical weather conditions without risk to him/herself, other crewmembers or the safe operation of the vessel.

Candidates may sit the shore-based course prior to having all the above requirements.

Verification of the above yachting experience must be original and signed by the skipper of the yacht on which the candidate was sailing. Candidates claiming sea time during times when they were acting as skipper may sign their own entries but independent verification may be required by IYT World.

MASTER OF YACHTS 200 Tons - Unlimited (Ocean)

Endorsement to the MASTER OF YACHTS 200 Tons Limited certification to remove 'distance from shore' limitations.

The course consists of 6 days of astronavigation and passage planning.

A thorough knowledge of all subjects covered in the IYT Master of Yachts 200 Tons Limited course is assumed. There will be a  written examination on the last day of the course.

Submission of passage plan and sights no longer required for this certificate.

A valid Passport is needed for several nationalities to enter or visit St.Maarten and/or other Islands and some nationalities need also a Visa.

For schedule and dates please go HERE

Master Of Yachts 200 Ton