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RYA and MCA Approved Professional Boat Courses at Port of Newhaven, East Sussex, UK

seahaven maritime academy

Located at Port of Newhaven, East Sussex UK, Seahaven Maritime Academy is a purpose built, full maritime training centre accredited by the RYA and the MCA to run various courses and are ISO 9001 approved. Seahaven is a fully MCS approved establishment and teaches a complete range of hands on maritime courses including RYA and Leisure Courses and Professional Course.

The multipurpose bridge simulators consist of 4 networked ships consols which can be utilized to undertake a wide range of radar training and have the very best technology on hand to ensure the most realistic experience possible when learning about handling boats and ships. Seahaven training boat called Junona is a twin screw Sealine 42 located in the Solent and can be carried out in all weather conditions.

There are no fast track training programs and examinations for Certificates of competence can only be conducted on board by independent examiners.

Training Programs


RYA Shorebased (Theory) Courses

  • Essential Navigation and Seamanship (2 days)
  • Day Skipper Shorebased (5 days)
  • Yachtmaster Ocean Shorebased (5 days)
  • Yachtmaster Offshore/Coastal Shorebased (5 days)

RYA Specialist Short Courses

  • Basic Sea Survival (1 day)
  • Diesel Engine Course (1 day)
  • First Aid (1 day)
  • Radar (1 day)
  • Marine Radio Short Range/VHF Certificate (1 day)

RYA Online Interactive Courses

  • Marine Radio Short Range/VHF Certificate (1 day)
  • Professional Practices and Responsibilities

RYA Powerboat Courses

  • Level 1 Start Powerboating
  • Level 2 Powerboat Handling (2 days)

RYA Practical Motor Cruising Courses

  • Start Motor Cruising
  • Helmsman’s Course (2 days weekend)
  • Day Skipper Practical Motor (4 days)
  • Advanced Pilotage (2 days)
  • Coastal Skipper Practical Motor (5 days)
  • Yachtmaster Offshore/Coastal Exam Prep (5 days)
  • Practical exam

Own Boat Tuition

  • Own Boat Tuition 

Professional Courses

  • GWO 5 Module Package
  • GWO BST Sea Survival and Vessel Transfer (1.5 days)
  • GWO Fire Awareness (0.5 days)
  • GWO First Aid (2 days)
  • GWO Manual Handling (0.5 days)
  • GWO Working At Heights (2 days)
  • IRATA Rope Access Training (5 days)
  • MCA Master (Code vessels less than 200gt) OOW (Yachts less than 500gt) (5 days)
  • MCA Master 3000gt (Yachts) Oral Exam Prep (5 days)
  • MCA Master 500gt (Yachts) Oral Exam Prep (5 days)
  • MCA OOW 3000gt (Yachts) Oral exam prep (5 days)
  • Superyacht Crew Training Package (9 days) - Basic Safety Training, Radio and Seamanship Courses
  • Basic seamanship (1 day)
  • Working in Confined Spaces - Low Risk (1 day)
  • Working in Confined Spaces - Medium Risk (2 days)
  • Working in Confined Spaces - High Risk (3 days)

MCA STCW Courses

  • Basic Training Package (5 days)
  • Elementary First Aid (1 day)
  • Fire Prevention and Fire Fighting (2 days)
  • Fire Prevention and Fire Fighting Refresher (1 day)
  • Personal Safety and Social Responsibility(0.5 day)
  • Personal Survival Techniques (1 day)
  • Personal Survival Techniques Refresher (1 day)
  • Proficiency in Security Awareness (0.5 day)

LAST UPDATED ON Feb 24, 2017

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