Motor Cruising Courses

Start Motor Cruising

This is an entry level course and can be run in conjunction with higher level courses for mixed ability groups.


This two-day practical Course course covers basic boat handling, helmsmanship, safety and basic engine maintenance. It aims to teach boat handling & safety within a defined area. 

Day Skipper Motor

Make the transition from crew to skipper, developing the practical skills and confidence to take command of a small yacht.

Coastal Skipper Motor

This 5 days course aims to teach the skills and techniques required to skipper a motor cruiser of at least 7m LOA safely on coastal and offshore passages by day and night. 

Yachtmaster Motor Preparation and Exam

For candidates building up towards their Yachtmaster Coastal & Offshore Practical exam. Normally the Yachtmaster prep is immediatelly followed by the Yachtmaster practical Exam.

ICC (International Certificate for Operators of Pleasure Craft, also known as International Certificate of Competence).

Power up to 24m

The ICC is intended to provide evidence of competence when requested by officials in a country you are visiting (i.e. a country you are not a citizen or a resident of).

It’s an assurance from one government to another that the certificate holder is sufficiently competent to be operating a pleasure craft, despite not holding the visited country’s certificate.

 What, Where, Why, How?


The motor cruising courses are normally non residential.

If you want to stay on the boat, it is possible for an extra fee. Please contact us for any information.

(Our instructors speak different languages (French, Portuguese) but all our RYA courses are taught in English)


RYA Training Centre - Marítimo Turistica,Lda.
Rua Lápis Lazuli n.º126 Loja 2
Arneiro 2785-812 São Domingo Rana

+351 967 413 205


Turismo de Portugal