Who Needs a Marine Licence?

At the Yamaha Marine Academy, we can provide the theory and practical elements of your licencing course. Which licence you require depends on the type of marine vehicle you wish the operate.

RMS rules dictate a General Boat Licence is required by any person wanting to operate a boat in a recreational capacity at a speed of more than 10 knots, or 18.5km/h. That’s about running speed for the average adult. A General Boat Licence course will provide you with the knowledge and required exam to obtain a license from the RMS to drive a boat of any size in any recreational capacity.

A Personal Water Craft (PWC) licence is required by any person wanting to operate a Personal Water Craft (PWC) at any speed. Obtaining a PWC licence includes the General Boat Licence, allowing the holder to operate both. A PWC licence course will provide you with the qualifications to obtain your combined General Boat and PWC license from the RMS to operate a PWC or a boat in a recreational capacity.

If you already have a General Boat Licence and would like to operate a Personal Water Craft (PWC) a two-hour course is all that is required to upgrade your licence.

Obtaining any RMS-issued marine license in New South Wales requires a pass mark in a theory exam held at the end of whichever training course you decide to undertake.

Licencing and Training Courses

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