Commercial Endorsement Boat Training Courses

A commercially endorsed boating qualification is the gateway to employment at sea. At the simplest level a commercial endorsement simple means you have added a group of supporting qualifications to your RYA practical course to make it a commercial qualification.

Solent Boat Training can help with all types of RYA commercial endorsements and training courses.

For example, just gain an RYA sea survival and the new Professional Practices and Responsibilities ( PPR ) online one day course and you make your RYA Powerboat level 2 certificate commercial ! This will have limited use, but a good place to start and gets you being paid to drive a rib by day up to to 3 miles from shore.

Here we detail the full range of RYA qualifications that can have a commercial endorsement.

I) Course completion certificates :- No Exam Required

RYA National Powerboat Certificate - Level 2

RYA National Powerboat Certificate - Advanced (only if issued before January 1, 2005)

RYA Day Skipper (tidal) practical course completion certificate.

RYA Day Skipper (non-tidal) practical course completion certificate, only if supported by a Day Skipper shorebased course completion certificate.

II) Certificate of competence :- Gained By Exam Passed

RYA Advanced Powerboat Certificate of Competence

RYA Yachtmaster Coastal Certificate of Competence

RYA Yachtmaster Offshore Certificate of Competence

RYA Yachtmaster Ocean Certificate of Competence

The higher you progress on the above list basically allows you to skipper larger boats, further from shore and in worsening conditions such as nightime and poor weather.

Commercial Endorsements With The Solent Boat Training Redbay Rib Fleet

commercial endorsement training courses


Initial Commercial Training Boat

Our Redbay Stormforce 650 is powered by a Suzuki 175 hp engine, has a 7" Garmin chartplotter, 225 litre fuel tanks and incredible sea keeping performance.


She is used for our initial powerboat commercial endorsement training courses and is licensed for commercial use 20 miles from land.





commercial endorsement training courses


Intermediate & Advanced  Commercial Training Boat

Our Redbay Stormforce 840 is powered by a Suzuki 300 hp engine, has  seating, 8" Garmin chartplotter, 300 litre fuel tanks and incredible sea keeping performance.


She is used for our intermediate powerboat commercial endorsement training courses and is licensed for commercial use 20 miles from land.