Becoming a recognised Superyacht (jetski) licence training centre

Many Captains, Charter Agents and Managing agents don't realise that you can set up a Superyacht as an RYA training centre, which means you are able 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) 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. With over 450 Superyachts (4/2015) now recognised as RYA training centres and more signing up daily, the proof of success is in the numbers! 

The document required to become a PW licence training centre is similar to a mini-ISM; called a 'Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and Safety manual which is a PWC, RYA and vessel specific document. The creation of this document is within the capabilties of the senior staff onboard, but many Yachts choose to outsource this process in order to save time, or simply to ensure they have everything in place before their RYA inspection. 

Our consultants are all trained RYA Superyacht inspectors, so are fully aware of and up to date with RYA requirements and guidelines; this allows the Yacht to have a constant source of support and direction as and when questions arise through the process. 

Our Services:

The Process:


  1. Submit 'Expression of Interest' form to RYA
  2. Make sure you have at least one qualified RYA PWC (Personal Watercraft) instructor onboard.
  3. Read the RYA guidance notes for training centres, RYA PWC training centre checklistRYA Powerboat training centre checklist to see if your Superyacht is suitable to become an RTE (recognised teaching establishment). Also, refer to the RYA Introduction to Personal Watercraft Safety for Guests on Superyachts Guide and the RYA Voluntary Code of Practice for watersports in the Superyacht Industry
  4. Prepare all your relevant paperwork including Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), Health & Safety Manual, Risk Assessments, Emergency Action plan etc.
  5. Ensure (purchase) the RYA kit required for your Tender / PWC
  6. Complete an 'RYA Application for recognition form' & send it to RYA HQ or email it to recognition@rya.org.uk the current annual fee (2017) is £610-00 + VAT (£793-00 + VAT for new applications). 
  7. Once the application for recognition is processed an RYA inspector will be nominated to you, they will normally be based in the UK so a mutually convenient date will need to be sought, flights etc arranged. You will be liable for your inspectors travel expenses such as flights, airport transfers (and accommodation if necessary) from the UK onwards, you are not liable for UK related expenses. 
  8. The inspection process normally takes around 1/2 a day (please see the guidance notes & inspection report form for what they will be looking for). 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 'crew training' page for information about instructor training for your crew etc.
  9. 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.
  10. The inspector will then return the inspection report form into RYA HQ (UK) assuming a positive outcome, the RYA will then send you your recognition paperwork at which time you will be able to order certificates and can start offering the 'RYA Introduction to PW safety' course to your guests.
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RYA Expression of Interest Form
Expression_of_interest.pdf
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RYA Application for Recognition
Application_for_recognition_AR1.pdf
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RYA Recognition Payment Form
Recognition_payment_form_RPAY.pdf
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Certificates:

Once you have received notification from RYA training that your recognition has been granted, you can then order your RYA Personal Watercraft Safety Certificates. You can set up an RYA Credit Account so that you can order your certificates via email orders@rya.org.uk 

Alternatively you can make orders over the telephone (+44 2380 604132) and pay by credit card each time. You will need to quote your RYA training centre account number in order to do this. 

RYA PWC Safety Certificates are sold in packs of x 10 and cost £57-50 per pack (2017)

Order code: PWSY

Consultancy: 

Let us do the work for you. We will create your vessel specific operating procedures manual and safety policy to be 'inspection ready'. All you have to do is complete a quick and simply e-questionnaire with your vessel specific data, we'll do the rest. 

The information will then be collated and put together at our UK office, once complete the A4 file will be posted to you, or hand delivered if you're undertaking training with us. Step by step instructions will be provided so you know what to do. 

Click here for more details and prices. 


View our Brochure:

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SYPWC Brochure 2017.pdf
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