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Hop on-board a Powerboat Course and Cruise through the Gulf Islands!

Have you been looking to learn how to handle a powerboat and receive an IYT: International Yacht Training – ICC: International Certificate of Competency for powerboats, along with exploring our beautiful west coast shoreline? This is one way to combine a powerboat course and powerboat cruising.

We are an accredited IYT – International Yacht Training,  and CRYA  sailing school.  The  recognized certification by the EU is the IYT – ICC certification. We may recommend working towards the IYT – ICC Powerboating certification.

The IYT – Online preparation courses are offered online and are required to complete an on-water practical component. Once the on-water component has been successfully achieved you will be invited by your instructional skipper to complete a written examination. This is similarly designed to the online course modules and preparatory tests.

We facilitate many Basic – Intermediate & Coastal Navigation Powerboat courses  for 5 days and 5 nights, with your first pre-board night at the charter base. The course fee includes 5 days of instructional cruising through the Gulf Islands on board one of our 32 – 44’ powerboats, the cost of the instructional skipper, all moorage and fuel fees, shared accommodation, full linen and all meals. Students take turns with the galley work and vessel maintenance throughout the week.

Contact us now to book your place on board!




Nanaimo Yacht Charters & Sailing School Ltd
1690 Stewart Ave Nanaimo BC BC Canada V9S 4E1
1-250-754-8601 / 1-877-754-8601 Start Price 1000 CAD
Nanaimo Yacht Charters & Sailing School Ltd
1690 Stewart Ave Nanaimo BC BC Canada V9S 4E1
1-250-754-8601 / 1-877-754-8601

Nanaimo Yacht Charters & Sailing School Ltd.
1690 Stewart Ave Nanaimo BC, Canada V9S 4E1

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Charterers can expect a safe & relaxed experience on our docks.  Our COVID protocols include boat and cruising area video briefings, thoroughly disinfected boats, and a plan to keep our staff at a distance.  Join us for a 2021 bareboat charter and sail away.

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