IS National Powerboat Certificate

MAST Centre Irish Sailing Courses

 Irish Sailing (IS) Recognised Course

Irish Sailing National Powerboat Certificate

The IS National Powerboat Certificate is a 2-day course covering the skills and knowledge required to safely skipper a powerboat keeping yourself and your crew safe while afloat. This is considered the ‘Driving Licence’ for Boats in Ireland.

The National Powerboat Certificate allows you to apply for the ‘International Certificate of Competency’ (ICC). The aim of the ICC is to provide boat owners and people wishing to charter boats abroad with an internationally recognised document certifying their competence to skipper a boat for recreational use.

The National Powerboat Certificate also allows you to apply for the ‘Commercial Endorsement’. The Commercial Endorsement qualifies you to act as master or crew on vessels holding Passenger Boat licenses as required by the Department of Transport. 

Course Objective: 

The aim of the National Powerboat Course is to develop the skills and knowledge necessary to safely, and effectively, skipper an open powerboat, by day, on inland and coastal waters with which they are familiar.

Previous Knowledge / Experience:

It is assumed that participants hold the Irish Sailing Introduction to Powerboating Certificate or equivalent experience.

Duration: 2.5 Days     

Course Structure:

Friday evening 7pm – 9.30 pm

Saturday 9.30 – 5.30pm

Sunday 9.30 – 5.30 pm

Next Course Dates:

6-8th October, 2023

3-5th November, 2023