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Powerboat Chartering Fundamentals In the BVIs

Boating Classes
Sailing Classes

For those looking to bareboat or cruise the world

Embark on the Center Helm experience in the British Virgin Islands, where successful completion of this week-long, hands-on course will not only make you the captain of your next island-hopping vacation but will also earn you all the certifications needed to bareboat in the US, Caribbean, Europe, and beyond. Throughout the on-water program, you will acquire essential skills to charter and efficiently operate a motor yacht globally. Acting as both captain and crew, you'll navigate a live-aboard power catamaran through the beautiful BVI waters, building both confidence and credentials to cruise in new and unfamiliar locations. No prior experience is required—just a passion for learning and a desire to explore the waters.

On-the-Water Sessions

Advanced docking

Leaving & returning to a slip

Picking up & dropping a mooring ball

Anchoring

Dense harbor maneuvers

Open water boat control

Intermediate anchoring

Securing a large vessel

Advanced navigation

Tender operation

Classroom Sessions

Liveaboard marine systems

Inboard engine checks

Twin-screw maneuvering concepts

Emergency procedures

Deck Safety

COLREGS

Tides & Currents

Clearing Customs & Immigration 

Provisioning

Prerequisites: none

Ages: 21+

Certification(s) Earned:

  1. Basic Powerboat Cruising

  2. Inshore Powerboat Cruising

  3. International Proficiency Certificate© (required for chartering in the European Union)

Powerboat Chartering Fundamentals
Powerboat Chartering Fundamentals
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When
Feb 15, 2025, 7:00 PM – Feb 22, 2025, 10:00 AM
Where
The Moorings,
Road Town, British Virgin Islands
Powerboat Chartering Fundamentals
Powerboat Chartering Fundamentals
When
Feb 23, 2025, 7:00 PM – Mar 02, 2025, 9:00 AM
Where
The Moorings,
Road Town, British Virgin Islands
Powerboat Chartering Fundamentals
Powerboat Chartering Fundamentals
When
Feb 21, 2026, 7:00 PM – Feb 28, 2026, 10:00 AM
Where
The Moorings,
Road Town, British Virgin Islands

What's Included

All meals/provisions while onboard

All books and course materials

All mooring, park fees, fuel, and yacht-related expenditures

What's NOT Included

Travel to and from the British Virgin Islands

Expenses related to food, beverages, or souvenirs purchased during shore excursions

Cost

$1,000.00 per person deposit paid here upon registration.

Solo Cabin (One registration) = $6,500.00

A balance of $5,500.00 will be invoiced and is due 120 before the class starts.

Shared Cabin (Two registrations) = $5,500.00 per person

A balance of $4,500.00 per person will be invoiced and is due 120 before the class starts.

ALL REGISTRATIONS ARE FULLY REFUNDED IF THE CLASS DOES NOT FILL

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