Offshore Yacht Master Power Boat

Yacht Master Offshore Training

The HOSA by Atlas Marine Ltd. Worldwide Yacht Master Offshore certificate is a recreational certificate of competency to command power vessels up to 24 metres in length up to 150 nm offshore. It is a comprehensive theory and live aboard course consisting of five days classroom theory and a practical component of five days for power including the practical on the water examination.

The courses are designed to provide the highest standard of maritime education for the recreational yachtsman and woman and for those who are serious about obtaining the best nautical qualifications available. They are ideal for those who greatly want to expand their knowledge and experience and increase their confidence in commanding a yacht. For those who are taking the courses, completion of the five-day STCW Basic Safety training courses is not required but highly recommended. The five-day STCW course covers Firefighting, Sea Survival, First Aid and Personal Safety and Social Responsibilities.

It has come to our attention that it has not been made perfectly clear to all HOSA by Atlas Marine Ltd. Worldwide yacht master candidates that this certification is for recreational use only and may never be upgraded to a professional certificate. Therefore, we require all candidates taking a recreational HOSA by Atlas Marine Ltd. Worldwide Yacht Master Coastal, Offshore or Ocean course to complete an acknowledgement prior to taking the course.

It is important to understand that an HOSA by Atlas Marine Ltd. certificate is a qualification that can be used across the globe. Therefore, unlike other training organisations, IYT insists on an understanding of IALA Regulations (International Association of Lighthouse Authorities) in Areas A & B, weather systems in the North & Southern hemispheres, tidal calculations for the Mediterranean and North America and the effects of tropical revolving storms.

Yacht Master courses are not for beginners. This six-day comprehensive high-level shore based course includes assessment papers and written examinations. Candidates are advised that a considerable amount of private study and varied cruising experience is required in addition to the formal instruction provided.

Certificate Limitations

  • Command of a vessel up to 24 meters in length
  • up to 150 miles offshore
  • not for commercial use

Note: Yacht Master Offshore is a recreational course that can be taught in Greek, English, Russian and Turkish languages BUT cannot be upgraded to the professional Master of Yachts certificate.

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