Courses « SEAWISE Boating Education

By: Seawise  06-Dec-2011

We offer a variety of courses, both power and sail. Our courses cater for recreational and professional requirements, and can be tailored to your marine needs.

Below is an overview of the courses and certifications we provide or prepare a candidate for:

Yachtmaster Offshore / Certificate of Competence (Commercially endorsed)

Overview

  • Internationally recognised
  • Seen as the minimum requirement to be a certified, red flag vessel skipper
  • Qualification to skipper either sail or motor boats up to 24m or 200gt
  • Preparation includes either theory (if required) or practical.
  • The exam assessment is a practical assessment, from 8 hours up to 24 depending on candidate numbers.

Prerequisites & Minimum sea time

  • 50 days, 2,500 miles, including at least 5 passages over 60 miles measured along the rhumb line from port of departure to the destination, acting as skipper for at least two of these passages and including two which have involved overnight passages. 5 days experience as skipper.
  • Marine radio operator’s qualification
  • Current first aid certificate
  • ENG 1 or Seafarers medical
  • Advanced sea survival

Pricing

Pricing is tailored on an individual basis, depending on what preparation the candidate requires. All costs exclude GST.

Hourly rate: As a guide, prices range from $100/hour upwards for a minimum of four hours, plus the cost of the use of a vessel and examination fees.

Daily rate: $800 upwards, depending on hours used in a 24-hour period, plus the cost of the use of a vessel and examination fees.

Day Skipper / Competent Crew

Overview

  • Minimum requirement for many charter boat operations as a hiring skipper.
  • The practical element includes:
    • Boat handling under power or sail
    • Practical pilotage and navigation
    • Buoys, Beacons, Rules of the road
    • Meteorology

Pricing

Pricing is tailored on an individual basis, depending on what preparation the candidate requires. All costs exclude GST.

Hourly rate: As a guide, prices range from $100/hour upwards for a minimum of four hours, plus the cost of the use of a vessel.

Daily rate: $800 upwards, depending on hours used in a 24-hour period, plus the cost of the use of a vessel.

Powerboat level 2

A  course to achieve all basic powerboat handling and seamanship skills. Direct assessment option is available.

  • Rules and regulations
  • Basic meteorology
  • Basic boat preparation
  • Effects of wind & tide

Advanced Power boating/Certificate of Competence Commercially Endorsed

Aim: To enable competent, high speed navigation by day or night
Qualification: Course completion certificate.
Prerequisites: Skills to intermediate level, Marine VHF Radio Operators and First Aid.

Modules include:

  • Passage planning
  • Advanced pilotage & navigation techniques
  • High speed trim & boat handling
  • Rules of the road at sea
  • Meteorology
  • Emergency situations

Industry-specific Training

A requirement by Maritime New Zealand, for non-commercial boat users (Marina operators, etc.) which meets the requirements set down by the organisation and Occupational Health and Safety NZ.

  • Part 35 Maritime New Zealand training
The information in this article was current at 02 Dec 2011