General Details
Course & Certification:

ID: 6.1.1

Description: Master 10GT/12m™ power.

Certification type:Certificate of Competency
A7 Wallet.

ISO 9001:2015 compliance course & certification.

Course Length:

A total of 48 hours consisting of;

Pre-Course study = 5 hours.
Theory Class Lessons = 21 hours.
Practical On-Board Lessons = 16 hours.
Home-study = 6 hours.

Capacity of certification:

1. Skipper of a powerboat up to 12.0 metres Length-Water-Line (LWL) +10% = 13.2 metres Length-Over-All (LOA).

2. Max engine size (port & stbd) = 400hP / 264 kW each.

3. Inland & near-coastal sheltered waters <5Nm from departure point.

4. Night passages only within a bay area or between islands within line of sight.

5. Tidal area with an average tidal height of less than 3 metres.

Recognitions & approvals:

Pending, in process.

Reference Standards:

Syllabus & Assessments adhere to UNECE Resolution N° 40 International Certificate for Operators of Pleasure Craft, Power Vessels.

Certification Revalidation:

Not required.

Sea-time requirements:

2 days at sea.
1 night passage 2 hrs.
logged 20Nm.

Certification issuing requirements:

1. iymcs Self-Declaration of Medical Fitness.

What does the Certification look like?

iymcs a7 certif

The custom-designed iymcs wallet type certification is stylish and practical. The wallet outer is made of real leather with a sythentic interior that is resistant to water and protects the certificates. It is wallet size, comfortable to carry around, it is not too small to lose like the credit-card style type certifications you often see now.

The iymcs Certificates are printed to ISO9001:2015 standards, are dual-language and feature extensive security features to security level 3 (Government passports & national Iidentification documents are security levels 1 & 2) and can be used as a personal ID in daily situations. (Nb. It cannot be used instead of a passport/national identity card).

Many people think that driving a 12 metre(40 foot) sports cruiser at 25 knots that there is nothing to it and in fact, the reality is something else. At this speed, other boats as well as obstructions approach in a matter of minutes leaving little time to navigate or to react. Such situations can be complicated further by masses of other boats that are often found during the summer months near to the coast. Knowing how to deal with these situations and others is what this course is about. The iymcs "Master 10GT/12m™" power course teaches you how to navigate safely like a pro.

The unique format of the iymcs "Master 10GT/12m™" power is progressive and allows you to develop your skill set at your own learning pace. Within the extensive syllabus, you can choose several course subjects that you wish to focus upon. Another unique feature of the course is the up-to-date learning techniques that begin with the use of technologies to understand subjects and techniques, these are then underpinned by the practise of traditional methods and values as the course progresses. This approach is avant-garde and is very effective in getting to the point of what you need to know, as well as which skills are needed, to safely navigate. It also gives to you a well-rounded knowledge and skill base so that you are able to self-develop as you gain more experience.

As with all the iymcs courses, safety is a key element but iymcs takes the subject a stage further. To understand safety, an important criteria is situation awareness. The iymcs "Master 10GT/12m™" power course focuses upon developing the basic situation awareness skills.

Subjects covered include the CEVNI code for inland waterways in Europe, pilotage, the basics of the marine diesel engine and the systems on-board. Exercises in safety such as man-over-boards and emergency situations such as fire, flooding and grounding are also covered. boat-handling and docking are important elements and much time is spent in practising this. Picking-up a mooring buoy and anchoring in crowded bays are done in real-life exercises to show you the issues and how to resolve them. The all-important towing exercise is also covered.

The course is interesting and the learning experience is enjoyable. The iymcs "Master 10GT/12m™" power course starts you at ground-zero and teaches you what you really need to know.

What is this?

Our Society, the 'International Yacht Marine Certification Society" (iymcs) operates its entire operations under a Quality Management System (QMS) that is in compliance with the International Standards Organisation (ISO) 9001:2015 amended. Part of this compliance involves full auditing procedures.
This is an important reference and enables us to gain recognitions from maritime admininstrations and marine industry bodies alike. The QMS together with the ISO, ensures that iymcs and its Members operate to the highest standards possible. All our courses, and more importantly the Certifications that we issue, are under ISO9001:2015.
This practise is most unusual for such courses and certifications. Some organisations will claim ISO:9001 adherence but often the reality is the ISO compliance is for a very small number of their courses.


How much does the course cost?

The following are the recommended iymcs course prices (ex.VAT), prices may fluctuate between Member schools & colleges.

Scandinavia 1.600,-EUR Northern Europe 1.400,-EUR United Kingdom 1.100,-GBP
Southern Europe 1.400,-EUR Middle East 1.400,-USD North America 1.300,-USD
Prices exclude: course books,certification costs,personal travelling costs,course food and course accommodation.

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Course Syllabus.

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Types of small power vessels. Parts of a vessel. Basic nautical terminology. Buoyage & Marks; basic port & starboard lateral marks, isolated danger, special marks.

Rules 5,6,13,14,15.

Buoyage channel layouts. IALA System A & System B basics. Safe-water marks. Marina port & harbour entry marks. Beach & landing stages layouts. Basic buoyage lights.

Key channel marks & signals. Special vessel day & night signals. Movement control signals. Special channel signs.

Steaming lights configuration. Anchor lights. Sailing vessels. Fishing vessels.

Raster Charts (R-ENC’s) or Vector Charts (V-ENC’s). Mercator projection. Understanding scale of ENC charts. Magnification of ENC charts. Int. Chart N° 1 publication. Vector Chart symbols. Introduction to topography of land masses. Ports, harbours & bays. Charted depths & contour lines. Sea-beds. Obstructions.

Screen set-up; illumination, contrasts, instrument inputs, system configuration. Distance measuring -using; latitude scale, ruler, measuring tool, cursor & VRM. Measuring angles & bearings using; EBL & cursor. Understanding information boxes.

Harbour plans. Port entry marks & lights. Buoyage system layout. Depths & obstructions. Narrow channels.

Lighthouses. Beacons. Sector lights & range/transits. Deviation and Variation.

Waypoints - departure & destination. Distance off waypoints position. Distance measuring. Speed measurements.

Wind speed & direction. Beaufort Scale. Sea & Land Breezes. Wave heights. Meteo Bulletins & Forecasts. Sources of Meteo Information.

Pilot books. Tidal Almanacs.

Local area large scale coastal chart. Chart publication check. Reading information. Exercises; buoyage & marks identification, depth & obstructions, major lights identification. Plotting instruments. Plotting a GPS position from plotter. Transferring waypoints from plotter. Measuring distances. Course & bearing measurement.

Vessel familiarization. Nautical terminology. Parts of the vessel. Boarding/disembarkation awareness. Deck obstructions. Hand-holds on-deck & interior.

Lifejackets and Personal Flotation Devices. Liferaft introduction. Boat-hook usage. Man-over-board equipment. Flare kit. Medical kit. Fuel, gas & electrical cut-offs. Navigation lights. Gas detector & cut-offs. VHF Radio. Electrical Panel -DC & AC. Checking battery levels. Bilge pumps -manual & electrical. Fire extinguishers & engine compartment extinguishing system. For’ard deck and side decks. Sunroof.

Practise of the four basic knots. Coiling ropes. Line throwing exercise. Use of cleats, bollards & fairleads. Use of Fenders and safety aspects. Line names.

Fuel levels, refueling procedures. Water tank levels & re-filling. Port-holes & windows closure. Stowage check. Power shore-supply cable. Depth & Speed Log instruments. Plotter.

Pre-start checks. Throttle controls - cable & electronic. Post start-up checks including exhaust discharge. Clutching & de-clutching. RPM gauges. Helm indicator.

Rudder check. Trim tabs. Wind & waves strength & direction. Depths & obstructions. Marina port traffic. Casting-off from the dock. Singling-up lines, releasing of. Stowing fenders & lines. Passerelle stowage. Aft cockpit safety gates.

Slow speed exercises; turning the boat in a confined area, rudder angle effect, narrow channel bends & obstructions, approaching a dock. Cruising-speed exercises; use of trim tabs, rudder angle, turn rate, turning around obstructions, adjusting speed to wave motion. Hull planing action and control of.

Position awareness exercise using plotter with vector charts + local large paper scale chart. Identify land navigation marks and objects. Referencing position to pilot book. Two-visual bearing fix. Port or harbour entry. Depth control. Steering a course by GPS Compass and by Magnetic Compass. Calculation of True - Variation - Magnetic - Deviation - Compass.

Introduction to Tidal Heights. Practical explanation of Tidal Streams. Top-surface currents. The use of tidal almanacs.

Identify type of anchor on-board. Anchor chain/rope length, secure of. Use of Capstan. Exercise of partially lowering and raising anchor in port. Anchoring exercise in a sheltered bay. Weighing anchor and departure of an anchorage. Picking up a buoy technique, securing and releasing of mooring line.

Overtaking, head-on & crossing related to the rules 13, 14 & 15. Keeping a look-out Rule 5 and maintaining a safe speed Rule 6. Rule 11 sailing vessels, port tack rule, windward rule & port leeward rule.

Life-ring or horshoe practise throwing exercise. In-sight exercise under power; using Andersen turn, fender & bucket.

WC operation & issues. Galley usage & stowage. Grab-handle points. Using of the companionway steps.

Coastguard & SAR MRCC. Range of TX & RX. Power output. Mic & PTT switch usage. CH16 usage. Port channels. Distress Mayday. Safety Securite messages. Pan Medico Alert.

Engine failure. Flooding & sinking. Grounding. Fire. Towing a vessel & to be towed.

Basic heat stroke and hypothermia precautions. Sea-sickness.

Basic safety equipment check. Launching and recovery techniques. Rowing exercise-oars & paddles. Use of outboard engine. Loading crew into tender. Crew sitting positions. Bag transfer from/to dock/boat to/from tender.