International Bareboat Skipper Certificate

The International Bareboat Skippers Certificate is aimed at providing you with the skills sufficient to take command of a vessel up to a maximum length of 78 feet/24m in coastal waters up to 20nm offshore in daylight hours and in fair conditions with moderate wind and sea conditions.

The course duration is 10 days and 10 nights liveaboard either Eureka II or Starlight with departures on Mondays and Wednesdays.


This course requires you have completed the VHF-SRC Marine Radio Operators Certificate or you can complete this onboard during this course for an additional course fee.

Course Content

  • An free pre-course online training component completed by the student before arriving
  • Starts with a crew induction regarding all the safety equipment and how to use it correctly
  • Nautical terms, the parts of the vessel and how the rig and sails are operated
  • Pre-departure checks/mooring line handling and vessel departure techniques
  • Correct anchoring procedures including mooring handling
  • Safety drills such as Man Overboard
  • Helming, basic sail setting
  • Correct tacking and gybing procedures
  • Introduction to the nautical chart
  • Variation/Deviation and how it applies
  • Basic Navigational techniques
  • Basic meteorology
  • Tides and currents
  • Buoyage System
  • Collision Regulations
  • Navigational Lights
  • Discussion of Basic First Aid
  • Restricted visibility, heavy weather, negotiating harbor entrances
  • Skipper/Captain Responsibilities

What’s Included

  • Tuition
  • Course Notes
  • Log Book
  • All Meals
  • Linen
  • Snorkeling equipment
  • Accommodation onboard

Eureka II courses start 9:00am Mondays and finishes 4:00pm on the 10th day

Starlight courses start 9:00am Wednesday and finishes 4:00pm on the 10th day

  • Eureka II/Starlight – Single Berth – $4,499
  • Eureka II – Private Double Cabin (Max 2 Persons) – $8,998
  • Starlight – Private Double Cabin (Max 2 Persons) – $8,998
  • Starlight – Stateroom Cabin (Max 2 Persons) – $9,598
  • VHF-SRC Marine Radio Operators Certificate – $275


Principal Mal Robertson
0427 076 400