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Do you want your Superyacht to beable to offer a PWC certificate to your clients that will satisfy most waterbourne authorities?

Most people don't realise that you need to set up a Superyacht as an RYA training centre to beable to offer an RYA certificated course to your guests, owners and crew. Having your crew qualified as RYA PWC instructors is the first step to offering safe training, but being able to follow the RYA guidelines will allow you to issue certificates (that have interpretations in English, French, Italian, German, Spanish etc) and that will satisfy most waterbourne authorities. The RYA Introduction to PWC safety course takes approximately 1 hour to deliver and allows your guests, owners & crew to hold an RYA certificate for the duration of their charter. 

If this is something that interests you then the details of how to go about this process are below:


Setting up a Superyacht as an RYA PWC (jetski) Training Centre

 

  1. Read the RYA guidance notes and training centre checklist set out by the RYA to see if your Superyacht is suitable to become an RTE (recognised teaching establishment).
  2. Make sure you have at least one qualified RYA PWC (Personal Watercraft) instructor. Guidance notes for instructors & Principals
  3. Complete an 'RYA Application for recognition form' & send it to RYA HQ or email it to training@rya.org.uk
  4. Prepare all your relevant paperwork including Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), Health & Safety Manual, Risk Assessments, Emergency Action plan etc. 
  5. Once the application for recognition is processed an RYA inspector will be sent out to you, the inspection process normally takes around 1/2 a day (please see the guidance notes & inspection report form for what they will be looking at). Please be aware that if you are having instructor training run onboard your superyacht prior to your inspection then it may be possible for the course moderator to complete the inspection the day after the course (assuming permission from the RYA has been granted and no centre set-up advice has been sought from him/her during the period prior to the inspection) - see the bottom of this page for information about instructor training for your staff/crew etc.
  6. The inspector will then advise you as to whether or not he/she will be recommending you for recognition, if there are any concerns then an 'action plan' will be issued with a list of requirements/ 'jobs' that must be completed prior to recognition being granted.
  7. The inspector will then return to the UK and send the inspection report form into RYA HQ, assuming a positive outcome, the RYA will then send you your recognition paperwork at which time you can start offering the 'RYA Introduction to PW safety' course to your guests.