The Royal Yachting Association introduction to PWC (jetski) Safety course was developed and designed specifically for Superyachts and Megayachts in 2007 and allows the vessel to become an RYA recognised training centre. This gives a Yacht the ability to train and issue vessel specific jetski certificates/licences to owners, guests and crew that last for the duration of their charter / stay onboard*.
* Maximum six months for owners and regular guests, 12 months for crew
There are many reasons to ensure that your guests hold licences; to remove the concern over local authorities and fulfill local bylaws, but also simply from a safety point of view - after jetski super yacht guest fatalities directly linked to Superyachts and PWCs/jetskis this matter is even more paramount.
If you would like your yacht to have the ability to offer certificates/licences to your guests/owners then read how to do this HERE.
In order to offer the RYA Introduction to PWC Safety course on your yacht, you must become a RYA PWC training centre and have a minimum of one RYA PWC instructor onboard.
Minimum age: 12 Years
Minimum duration: One hour
Ability after course: Operate a PW in good conditions under supervision
Taught by: An RYA PWC instructor
Instructor to student ratio: One instructor can supervise a maximum of three PWCs (jetskis) with up to two students on each craft. A safety boat, tender or PWC is required as a teaching platform and safety/support vessel.
We offer a full or part consultancy service taking the legwork out of the PWC training centre set up process with regards to jetski training standard operating procedures manuals, safety polices and Superyacht jetski code of practice and giving you the opportunity to have all your questions and queries answered. Find out more HERE.
If you would prefer to go it alone, our step by step outline of how to become a personal watercraft (jetski) training centre will get you started, if you have questions or queries along the way or find that you simply don't have enough time, then just drop us an email.
In order to become a training centre you must have a minimum of one RYA PWC instructor onboard, for information on whats involved, how its facilitated and where it can be done, see here. Find out more about whats included in the RYA PWC (jetski) instructor course.
Increasingly marine authorities around the work and in particular the Mediterranean having become more rigorous in their governing of PWC (jetski) use. There have been a number of occasions reports where yachts have been stopped for random checks on guest PWC licences and on some occasions fined for not having these in place.
Aside to this many Captains, charter agents and management companies are keen on the idea of having a structured approach to ensuring the safety of the guests when using the PWC (jetski's) onboard. In essence, they are simply fulfilling their due diligence by ensuring the crew teach the charter guests how to use the PWC (jetski) correctly to enable them to not only be safe, follow local rules but also to maximise their enjoyment.