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RYA Approved Leisure and Commercial Boat and Yacht Training in Southampton UK

mendez marine

Established in 2005 and located at Southampton UK, Mendez Marine is a RYA approved marine training center. As a specialist power training centre, Mendez Marine provides training on the client boat or on the school boat and operate all over Europe throughout the year specializing in Practical Power Boat handling from February to November, with shore based theory & navigation courses all year round.

Mendez Marine premises are r fully equipped and based on the River Hamble lead onto the Solent, which is one of the best training areas in UK. Mendez marine provides RYA training courses from VHF through to a Yachtmaster including basic boating skills either on the water or shore. Mendez Marine also offers several boats that can be chartered both bareboat or skippered.

In addition to training Mendez Marine also advise clients on all aspects of boating from guiding through the type of boat for initial purchase to equipping it for sea including safety matters and passage advice.

Training Programs


RYA Powerboat / Cruising

  • Learn On Your Boat (custom)
  • Start Motor Cruising (1 day)
  • Helmsman (2 days)
  • Day Skipper Practical (4 days)
  • Advanced Pilotage (2 days)
  • Coastal Skipper Practical (5 days)
  • Yachtmaster Power - Exam Prep Course (4 days plus exam)
  • Yachtmaster Conversion Sail - Power (4 days plus exam)
  • Cruising Instructor Power (4 days)
  • International Certificate of Competence ICC: 10 - 24m
  • Powerboat Level 1 (1 day)
  • Powerboat Level 2 (2 days)
  • Powerboat Tender Operator (2 days)
  • Intermediate Powerboat (2 days)
  • Advanced Powerboat (2 days)
  • Powerboat Instructor (3 days)
  • Advanced Powerboat Instructor (2 days)

RYA Online Courses

  • VHF Radio Online Course (5 hours plus exam)
  • Professional Practices & Responsibilities (6 hours)
  • Cevni Test Online (0.5 day plus test)
  • Essential Navigation and Seamanship (2 days or 16 hours)
  • Day Skipper Theory Online (5 days or 40 hours)
  • Coastal Skipper / Yachtmaster Theory Online (6 days or 45 hours)
  • Ocean Yachtmaster Theory Online (5 days or 40 hours)

RYA Navigation Courses

  • Day Skipper Theory (5 days or 2.5 Weekends)
  • Coastal Skipper Yachtmaster Theory (5/6 days)
  • Yachtmaster Ocean Theory (5 days)

RYA Support Courses

  • VHF Radio Classroom Course (10 hours)
  • Sea Survival (1 day)
  • First Aid (1 day)
  • Radar (1 day)
  • Diesel Engine (1 day)

RYA Sailing Courses

  • Start Yachting
  • Competent Crew
  • Day Skipper
  • Coastal Skipper
  • Yachtmaster preparation week and exam.

LAST UPDATED ON Feb 27, 2017

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