The Boatmaster course is a 30-hour, theory-only course providing in-depth knowledge of all aspects of boating safety. Whilst this is an excellent stand-alone course, the Boatmaster course is also a pre-requisite for the ‘Coastal Skipper’ and ‘Offshore Skipper’ courses, the more advanced Coastguard Boating Education qualifications.

The course fee includes Coastguard registration, student manual, exam fee and use of charts and navigation instruments.

  • The focus of this course includes:

    • Navigation
    • Rules and regulations
    • Boat handling
    • Emergencies
    • Meteorology
    • Tides
    • Knots
  • This is a classroom based theory course, with no dress code requirements.
  • This is a theory course and is not weather dependent.
  • No courses are scheduled at the moment. Please contact us ( or 04 939 6702) to express interest.