This one-day Royal Yachting Association course is intended to help you prevent and solve marine diesel engine failure. The training teaches you how your engine works, how to keep it healthy by using basic checks and maintenance procedures, and how to get it started again in the event of a breakdown.
Machinery failure is the leading cause of lifeboat launches in the UK, Republic of Ireland, Isle of Man and Channel Islands according to Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI)1 and accounts for almost 20% of number of people rescued and lives saved. The basic maintenance and engine care covered during the training is aimed at anyone who goes afloat for pleasure and will help ensure you don’t become another statistic.
Most engine difficulties can be avoided by taking simple precautions, and you don’t need a detailed mechanical knowledge to remedy the most common problems. Whether you sail a yacht with an auxiliary diesel engine or are a motor cruising enthusiast, this course could not just save you money, but one day could save your life.
1 ‘What a difference a year makes’ RNLI 2014 Operational Statistics
There is no minimum pre-course experience or assumed knowledge.
Course topics include:
Skippers, Masters or crew of fishing vessels and small commercial craft working in a junior engineer or duel deck/engineering role will find this course useful but may want to consider the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) Approved Engine Course (AEC). Please contact us for details.
Included in the course fee is the student pack edition of the RYA Diesel Engine Handbook
Edition: 2006 (reprinted: 2015)
Product Code: G25 (Visit the RYA Online Shop)
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Students are informally assessed during the course by a mixture of questioning and practical demonstration of the techniques taught to ensure understanding
On successful completion of the course, candidates will be issued with an RYA Diesel Engine Certificate.
The trainer for this course is Simon Ward who is an RYA Yachtmaster (Offshore) and approved shore-based instructor. Simon served in the Royal Navy as an Artificer (Engineering Technician) and latterly worked as a Watch Officer with HM Coastguard. He brings plenty of operational and Search and Rescue (SAR) experience to the course.
During his career at sea Simon worked as 3rd Engineer/Electro-Technical Officer (ETO) on a large motor yacht, on board which part of his duties were to watch keep on the main engines at sea.
Other Information and FAQs
This is an adult (over 16) shore-based (classroom) course with a maximum of 8 students per session to allow adequate time for the practical aspects of the training.
The course fee includes complimentary Tea/Coffee. Please bring your own lunch.
For full Terms and Conditions, including refund and cancellation policy or to read our Frequently Asked Questions please visit the training pages on the Selcraig Marine Website
Selcraig Marine specialise in the design, installation, maintenance and repair of electrical and electronic systems on board yachts, workboats, small commercial craft and fishing vessels.
We also offer a number of short specialist courses in support of our products and services and the broader maritime community as a Royal Yachting Association Recognised Training Centre.
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