Yachtmaster coastal



The IYT Worldwide Yachtmaster Coastal certificate is a recreational certificate of competency for sailing and power vessels. It is a comprehensive live aboard course consisting of 6 days for sail or 5 days for power which includes the practical on water examination.


It has come to our attention that it has not been made perfectly clear to all IYT Worldwide yachtmaster candidates that this certification is for recreational use only and may never be upgraded to a professional certificate. Therefore, we require all candidates taking a recreational IYT Worldwide Yachtmaster Coastal, Offshore or Ocean course to complete an acknowledgement prior to taking the course which will be submitted to IYT Worldwide before we release certificates.


The course covers:


international collision regulations

navigational charts and publications

dead reckoning and estimated position

position fixing

tides and currents


safety at sea




boat handling


passage planning


Certificate Limitations:

command of a vessel up to a maximum length of 78 ft /24 metres

in coastal waters up to 60 miles offshore

in moderate wind and sea conditions

not for commercial use


Note: Yachtmaster Coastal is a recreational course that can be taught in any language BUT cannot be upgraded to the professional Master of Yachts certificate.




What are the minimum entry requirements to apply for the IYT Yachtmaster Coastal course?


30 days and 800 miles at sea including 2 days as watch leader/skipper

12 hours underway on watch at night


Minimum sea time must have been met prior to the final examination


What Does The Exam Consist Of?


The examination is an oral and practical test onboard a yacht. Candidates must demonstrate that they have sufficient ability to handle, dock, and anchor the boat with a required level of confidence. Candidates can expect to be examined on any subject contained within the syllabus and to be questioned on any of their yachting experience to date.


In the event that the examiner considers an examinee not to have achieved the required standards, a certificate will not be issued. In this case, a confidential report will be sent to the candidate outlining the reason or reasons for failure and suggesting remedial action that could lead to the successful completion of the course. Completion of the IYT Worldwide Yachtmaster Coastal course is not a guarantee of passing the examination and receiving your certificate.



How To Apply For Enrollment?


Candidates may apply to any of the participating IYT Worldwide Partner Schools worldwide who offer this course.


In order to apply for the IYT Worldwide Yachtmaster certification courses, a detailed yachting resume must be sent to your IYT training school for evaluation.