Practical Training

A SAMSA skipper’s license is required to operate any power-driven vessel under 9 meter long with an engine over 15hp on any dam, river or ocean in South Africa. You are required to have 25hrs logged sea time before writing your skipper exam.

Ocean Image offer to all new boating enthusiasts comprehensive, in depth boat handling training and an opportunity to gain and log the required sea time for your skipper exam. All training completed with Ocean Image is done under the supervision of qualified SAMSA skippers.

 

TRAINING INFORMATION

Location – All training will be done from the Oceana Power Boat club.

Entry requirements – NONE

Minimum age – 16yrs to issue a certified SAMSA skippers licence

Prices include – Skipper, Boat, Fuel, and all safety equipment

Payment – Once we receive confirmation that you want to use our services to complete your training we will then issue your invoice upon which full payment will secure your training booking.

We train candidates in all seasons of the year, weather permitting. We can fit you in on weekdays or weekends.

TRAINING PROGRAM

Course material and practical training sessions are done in accordance with the NSRI/SAMSA manual.

Our training program comprises of the following classroom and practical aspects:

  • Basic chart work, navigation and buoyage information
  • All general boat safety equipment and engine checks
  • Launching and recovery of boat from trailer
  • Boat handling in close proximity to quay/moorings
  • Mooring/Docking procedures
  • Man overboard procedures
  • Compass steering
  • High speed manoeuvring

Day 1 (08:00 – 18:00)

  • Introduction + Practical training explanation
  • Basic chart work, navigation & buoyage system information
  • Practical training – Boat safety equipment & engine checks + practical exercises and training on boat

Day 2 (08:00 – 18:00)

  • Recap on work from Day 1
  • Practical exercises and training on boat

Day 3 (08:00 – 14:00)

  • Recap on work from Day 2
  • Practical exercises and training on boat
  • Complete paperwork

RATES

Single Entry

  • Category E Single engine
    • R220 per hour (min 10hr per session)
    • R5500 per person - full 3day 25hr package
    • R8000 per person - full 3day 25hr package + 2 day theory + exam (Total 5 days)
  • Category E Twin Engines
    • R320 per hour (min 10hr per session)
    • R8000 per person - full 3day 25hr package
    • R10500 per person - full 3day 25hr package + 2 day theory + exam (Total 5 days)
    • Category B,C,D Twin Engine Only
      • Sea time available on request

Group Entries

  • Category E Single engine
    • R180 per hour (min 10hr per session)
    • R4500 per person - full 3day 25hr package (min 2 Candidates)
    • R7000 per person - full 3day 25hr package + 2 day theory + exam (Total 5 days)
  • Category E Twin engines
    • R280 per hour (min 10hr per session)
    • R7000 per person - full 3day 25hr package (min 2 Candidates)
    • R9500 per person - full 3day 25hr package + 2 day theory + exam (Total 5 days)
  • Category B,C,D Twin Engines Only
    • Sea time available on request

For alternative training hours, please contact us for more information and pricing.

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