Albanian Yacht Skipper Training

The Skipper course, to obtain the license for: (motor boat, sailboat or personal watercraft (jet ski), includes the theory related to the technical knowledge on the use of boat equipment and then the real practice on ship’s simulator and at sea. Every element in the syllabus is prepared to improve your ability, not only to steer yachts, but also to professionally manage any eventual emergency situations that may occur while sailing.

The training will be conducted initially in our simulation class and when the candidates are sufficiently familiar with yacht maneuvers, they will sail in the sea ports and the use of our boats at sea.

Course Duration: 7 to 9 days (Albanian Marine Patent for Motor Boats & Sailing) – 2 days (Marine Patent for Water Motor)

Attendance: Minimum 4 people per day.

The skipper’s yacht captain license is issued after the completion of the theoretical and practical testing that is done at the offices of the General Maritime Directorate, for candidates who have successfully completed the intensive course according to categories A, B, C, and D, below, for which our academy is licensed to conduct training courses:

Holder of certificate of sailing ability

Category A: Operate a small craft no more than 1 mile from shore

Category B: Operate a small craft no more than 3 miles from shore

Category C: Operate a small watercraft, fishing vessel, sailing vessel, yacht, port service vessel, operate a marine vessel for the domestic and tourist transport of passengers with not more than 100 passengers and not more than 6 miles from the coast.

Category D: To operate a small vessel for economic purposes, fishing vessel, sailing vessel, yacht, vessel for port services, to operate a marine vessel for the domestic and tourist transport of passengers over 100 passengers and not more than 12 miles from the coast.

Test procedures

– Candidates’ theoretical testing will be supervised by the Testing Committee.

– The practical test is carried out at sea with the small boat of the Training Center, under the supervision of at least one of the members of the Commission.

– Only candidates who successfully complete the theory test are entitled to perform the sea practice test.

– Only candidates, who successfully complete the theoretical and practical testing, have the right to be provided with proof of ability to drive other small watercraft, according to the test category.


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