ISSA Motor Yacht Courses

The ISSA Motor Yacht Courses start with RIB skipper and include Inshore Motor Yacht Skipper, Offshore Motor Yacht Skipper and finally Yachtmaster Motor Yacht Skipper.  These certifications are available at Sail in Asia Sea School from February 2022.

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ISSA VHF Radio Course

VHF Radio is a very important safey net system that marine craft use every day.  The basic vhf radio is now updated with a DSC VHF Radio that is able to send either analogue or digital radio transmissions. The VHF Radio Course is a yachts main safety system as it is possible to use in many situations that a mobile telephone would not!  Consequently the radio is marinised  (weather proofed) and thus rugged and reliable.

The course covers all aspects of use.  Simple communications, professional channels, Channel 16, ship to ship channels and of course the Emergency and Urgency channel 16.  Students learn to send messages that are normal and routine from yacht to yacht ,right thru to sending Mayday Relays, to other vessels, or coastguards.  The VHF radio course is assessed by a one hour exam and by a course handbook with assessments and exercises.

COURSE AVAILABILTY: This course is 1 day in duration – the date you select below is an indication, we will contact you directly to confirm availability



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Inshore Skipper – ISSA Motor Yacht Course

The Inshore Skipper ISSA Motor Yacht course is a 10 day course that includes VHF Radio, Inshore Skipper 1 and Inshore Skipper 2.  The Inshore Skipper Motor Yacht Course irequires that you know how to motor in all directions, that you can anchor, heave to, moor the motor yacht, come alongside and handle a boat well in a harbour or marina.  The 10 days is spent learning navigation, meteorology, yacht management, engines, safety and a whole gamut of extra things which ensure you are a good learner skipper at course end.

Sail in Asia believe in giving you skills, knowledge, sail training and most important the language to direct the crew in manuevres and to keep the crew safe!  Making you autonomous is our aim! Ensuring you are confident is our objective.  Having fun on the course guarantees your enjoyment and ability to learn quickly. Learning the skills means happy sailors and well trained sailors!  The ISSA Inshore Skipper Motor Yacht Course is designed for students who may have Boatmaster  Certification but not a lot of experience.

COURSE AVAILABILTY: This course is 10 days duration – the date you select below is an indication, we will contact you directly to confirm availability



฿120,000
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Offshore Skipper – ISSA Motor Yacht Course

The ISSA Offshore Skipper for Motor Yachts is a 14 day course that seeks to bring an inshore skipper to an Offshore Skipper standard. The ISSA M/Y Offshore Skipper Certificate is a course aimed at candidates who have completed the ISSA Inshore skipper  Motor Yacht course and have about 800NM logged. The recommended duration of the course is 10-14 days to attain the knowledge and skill to be an Offshore Skipper.

An Offshore Skipper is a good navigator and quite an experienced skipper who wants ultimately to become a Yachtmaster Offshore Skipper, (a very experienced Motor Yacht Sailor). This course is the foundation course for the Yachtmaster but the practical assessment is less demanding and rigorous. In essence its the course to train Yachtmaster Offshores, in say, two or three further years.

The aim of the course is to increase the candidates’ competency, to take on the duties of an Offshore Skipper on board a yacht – in daylight or night hours, in coastal waters.

The Yachtmaster Offshore (Sailing) course is the highest level sailing course for recreational yachtsmen. The course is aimed at proficient Offshore Skippers who have the necessary skills, experience, knowledge and managerial qualities required to run a blue water sailing yacht effectively and safely.

The course covers the following topics:

  • Safety
  • Crew Management
  • Handling Yacht under Sails and Power
  • Man Over Board
  • Mooring
  • Navigation
  • IALA Buoyage and Pilotage
  • Tidal Heights and Streams
  • Secondary Ports
  • Position Fixing
  • Passage planning
  • Meteorology
  • IRPCS
  • Electronics
  • VHF Radio
  • DSC
  • First Aid at Sea

COURSE AVAILABILTY: This course is 14 days durationthe date you select below is an indication, we will contact you directly to confirm availability



฿140,000
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Yachtmaster Offshore – ISSA Motor Yacht Course

The Yachtmaster Offshore (Motor Yacht) course is the highest level sailing course for recreational yachtsmen. The course is aimed at proficient Offshore Skippers who have the necessary skills, experience, knowledge and managerial qualities required to run a blue water sailing yacht effectively and safely.

The course covers the following topics:

  • Safety
  • Crew Management
  • Handling Yacht under Sails and Power
  • Man Over Board
  • Mooring
  • Navigation
  • IALA Buoyage and Pilotage
  • Tidal Heights and Streams
  • Secondary Ports
  • Position Fixing
  • Passage planning
  • Meteorology
  • IRPCS
  • Electronics
  • VHF Radio
  • DSC
  • First Aid at Sea

COURSE AVAILABILTY: This course is 14 days duration – the date you select below is an indication, we will contact you directly to confirm availability



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Boat Master – ISSA Motor Yacht Course

The ISSA Boat Master Course is for candidates that have crewed on a small boat but have a very elementary understanding of sailing or powerboat handling.  The aim of the course is to increase the candidates’ nautical knowledge to competently take on the duties of a beginner Boat Master on a small yacht or motor boat, during the day and up to 20 NM from shelter in fair weather, and moderate sea conditions.
Upon completion, and after 600 NM or 1 season regular boating the students are eligible to undertake the ISSA Inshore Motor Yacht or Inshore Sailing Yacht Skipper Course.

Our handbook covers the following course topics:

  • Safety at Sea
  • Parts of a boat
  • Hull Types
  • Engine Operation
  • IRPCS
  • Launching and Recovering a slall yacht or keelboat
  • Handling yachts under power
  • Meteorology
  • Navigation
  • Position Fixing
  • IALA Buoyage
  • Passage Planning
  • Tidal Streams and Currents
  • Anchoring
  • Electronics
  • Basic First Aid at Sea

COURSE AVAILABILTY: This course is 10 days duration – the date you select below is an indication, we will contact you directly to confirm availability



฿120,000
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