Aside from helping beginners learn the ropes, boat training can help boost employability, give companies formal safety qualifications and even lower boat insurance. For private/non-commercial boat owners, training courses can often significantly lower your insurance costs – make sure to ask your insurer about discounted rates.
Go Pro Diving
Offer two boat training certifications which are administered by an agency called MTCI (Maritime Training & Certification International). This agency is recognized by Malta and is compliant with the newly drafted Caribbean Small Commercial Vessel Code.
Go Pro Diving offer the Level I Small Power Boat Operations course which is intended for new and seasoned recreational boaters wanting a license. They also offer the Level II commercial boating license which trains and certifies people for carrying passengers, taking night passages, and travelling a further distance off shore.
An International Yacht Training Worldwide (IYT) authorised training and instructor school offering certified courses for all levels of boaters ranging from Personal Watercraft and VHF Communications to the most popular course, Small Powerboat and RIB Master. The Small Powerboat and RIB Master is a two day certified course covering the basics of boat handling, operations and safety which is perfect for families and children aged 16 and older. Classes are limited to three students for more personalised instruction. IYT is officially recognised by the Cayman Government and the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA), making it a valuable qualification in the boating industry.
You must be 16 or over to take this course and be mentally fit to operate a pleasure craft.
The Cayman Islands Sailing Club (CISC)
The Cayman Islands Sailing Club (CISC) now offers an International Bareboat Skipper Course (IYT). The course teaches you to skipper a boat internationally with friends and family, allowing you to charter a vessel of up to 78' ft long 20 miles offshore, subject to certain conditions (including moderate wind and sea waves). Minimum participation for the course is five people and you must be aged 16 and older to participate.
Theory classes are taught by Al Munro - qualified IYT instructor and examiner - on Mondays-Thursdays 5.30pm-9.30pm, and you are entitled to three practical sessions on the weekends.
Cayman Powerboat School
Other powerboat courses can be taken at Cayman Powerboat School (345) 916 8487 or 916 4731.