SAFE ENJOYABLE LEARNING AFLOAT AND ASHORE SINCE 1974

Professional Practices and Responsibilites

Each year approximately 4,500 people apply to the RYA for a commercial endorsement in order to use their RYA qualifications professionally as skipper or crew. You could be doing anything from delivering a new 35’ yacht or driving a workboat with lifting and towing gear, to running a superyacht in the Med. Whatever your job is on board, in the commercial world you are a professional seafarer. As such, you are no different from the captain of a cruise liner – you have a duty of care to crew, passengers, and other water users, and you will be held to account if things go wrong.


Professional Practices and Responsibilities

Your can apply to RYA for a commercial endorsement in order to use your RYA qualifications professionally as skipper or crew. You could be doing anything from delivering a new 35

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