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Jet skis - can your yacht and crew legally let guests on jet skis?

RYA Personal Watercraft Instructors training for Super yachts

In 2007, the RYA (Royal Yachting Association) introduced the onboard introduction to Personal Watercraft Safety course for Super Yachts, designed for owners and guests using Personal Watercraft (PWC) such as Jet Skis during their holiday onboard.

The “Yacht” becomes the training centre, with the provision of qualified onboard crew holding the RYA Personal Watercraft Instructors Certificate (PWI).

The recognition allows yachts to issue RYA training and certificates to crew, guests and owners; giving them the freedom to use the boat’s PW equipment.

How to become an RYA Personal Watercraft recognised training centre for super yachts.

In order to offer this training onboard your vessel, you need;

·         A qualified onboard PWI (personal watercraft instructor)

·         To apply for RYA Training Centre recognition and;

·         Undergo an inspection visit

Zephyr Training based in Antibes can organise and deliver all of the above for you, get crew qualified and make the yacht a recognised training centre, ensuring guests onboard are in the best hands when using Jet Skis. Crew who qualify as PWI's are also in a much stronger position to find a job in the super yacht industry.

If you want to know more or book onto a course (note: Zephyr can travel to your yacht) contact: info@zephyr-yachting.com or phone: 0033 (0)403333404


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