Minimum Requirements for a Skipper

Destination TYW Skipper In Crew Skipper
Croatia RYA Yachtmaster Coastal, VHF and Skipper Academy graduate Navigational Certificate & VHF license
Greece RYA Yachtmaster Coastal, VHF and Skipper Academy graduate Navigational Certificate & VHF license
Italy RYA Yachtmaster Coastal, VHF and Skipper Academy graduate Navigational Certificate & VHF license
Turkey RYA Yachtmaster Coastal, VHF and Skipper Academy graduate Navigational Certificate & VHF license
British Virgin Islands RYA Yachtmaster Coastal, Commercial endorsement, VHF and Skipper Academy graduate Sailing Resume Submitted to Charter Company
Thailand RYA Yachtmaster Coastal, Commercial endorsement, VHF and Skipper Academy graduate Navigational Certificate & VHF license

Are you an in crew skipper? Find out if your certificate is valid for skippering a yacht in Croatia in the list below:

Country Certificate Separate VHF License Needed
Australia Day Skipper tidal YES
Australia Competent crew YES
Australia Master of yachts YES
Austria Befähigungsausweis zur selbstständigen Führung von Motoryachten im Fahrtbereich 2 Küstenfahrt – 20 sm (Yacht master license) í–SV YES
Austria Befähigungsausweis zur selbstständigen Führung von Motoryachten im Fahrtbereich 2 Küstenfahrt – 20 sm (Yacht master license) MSVí– YES
Austria International certificate for operators of pleasure craft C - 20 nautical miles, M motorized yacht or S sailing yacht YES
Austria Befähigungsausweis zur selbstständigen Führung von Motoryachten im Fahrtbereich 3 Küstenfahrt – 200 sm (Yacht master license) í–SV YES
Austria Befähigungsausweis zur selbstständigen Führung von Motoryachten im Fahrtbereich 3 Küstenfahrt –200 sm (Yacht master licence) MSVí– YES
Austria International certificate for operators of pleasure craft C -200 nautical miles, M motorized yacht or S sailing yacht YES
Belguim Algemeen Stuurbrevet/ Brevet de conduite gí©ní©ral YES
Belguim Certificate of yachtsman (coastal navigation) YES
Belguim Certificate of yacht navigator (ocean navigation) YES
Bulgaria Bодач на кораб до 20 бт - Skipper of seagoing vessel up to 20 GT YES
Bulgaria Cвидетелство за шкипер на кораб за спорт и развличение - Certificate for skipper of pleasure craft YES
Bulgaria Meждународно свидетелство за водач на кораб за спорт и развличение - International certificate for operators of pleasure craft YES
Canada International Bareboat Skipper YES
Canada Yachtmaster Coastal YES
Canada Yachtmaster Offshore YES
Canada Yachtmaster Ocean YES
Canada International Watchkeeper/Flotilla Skipper Certificate YES
Czech Republic Mezinarodní průkaz vůdce rekreační­ho plavidla – C coastal waters izdana u skladu s rezolucijom UN/ECE br. 40 YES
Czech Republic Mezinarodni průkaz vůdce rekreační­ho plavidla – 2 inshore waters izdana u skladu s rezolucijom UN/ECE br. 14 rev YES
Czech Republic Průkaz způsobilosti k vedení­ rekreační­ jachty YES
Czech Republic Průkaz způsobilnosti k vedení­ ní¡moÅ™ní­ jachty – Oprí¡vní©ní­ C – velitel jachty pobÅ™ežní­ plavby YES
Czech Republic Průkaz způsobilnosti k vedení­ ní¡moÅ™ní­ jachty – Oprí¡vní©ní­ B – velitel jachty moÅ™skí© plavby YES
Czech Republic Průkaz způsobilnosti k vedení­ ní¡moÅ™ní­ jachty – Oprí¡vní©ní­ A – velitel jachty oceí¡nskí© plavby YES
Denmark BEVIS FOR DUELIGHEDSPRí˜VE I SEJLADS FOR FRITIDSSEJLERE YES
Denmark YACHT MASTER 3rd CLASS YES
Denmark YACHT MASTER 1st CLASS YES
Finland Kansainvälinen huviveneen kuljettajan pätevyyskirja/International certificate for operators of pleasure craft, C (coastal waters), M (motor yacht), S (sailing ship) YES
France LE PERMIS PLAISANCE- Option Eaux intí©rieures YES
France LE PERMIS PLAISANCE- Option cí´tií©re YES
France LE PERMISPLAISANCE- extension Grande plaisance fluviale YES
France LE PERMIS PLAISANCE- extension Hauturií©re YES
Germany Internationales zertifikat für führer von sport und freizeitfahrzeugen auf den seeschifffahrtsstrassen (Sportboot-Führerschein See) YES
Germany Internationales zertifikat für führer von sport und freizeitfahrzeugen in küstengewässern bis 12 seemeilen (Sportküsten Schifferschein) YES
Germany Internationales zertifikat für führer von sport und freizeitfahrzeugen in küstengewässern bis 30 seemeilen (Sportsee Schifferschein) YES
Germany Internationales zertifikat für führer von sport und freizeitfahrzeugen in alle küstengewässern (Sporthochsee Schifferschein) YES
Hungary International certificate of competence for pleasure craft CATEGORY IV YES
Hungary International certificate of competence for pleasure craft CATEGORY III
Hungary International certificate of competence for pleasure craft CATEGORY II
Hungary International certificate of competence for pleasure craft CATEGORY II
Ireland ISA HELMSMAN'S CERTIFICATE (Motor) YES
Ireland ISA NATIONALPOWERBOAT CERTIFICATE+COASTAL ENDORSEMENT YES
Ireland ISA YACHTMASTER COASTAL (Motor), (Sail) YES
Ireland ISA YACHTMASTER OFFSHORE (Motor), (Sail) YES
Ireland ISA DAY SKIPPER CERTIFICATE (Motor), (Sail) YES
Ireland ISA HELMSMAN'S CERTIFICATE (Motor) YES
Ireland ISA NATIONALPOWERBOAT CERTIFICATE+COASTAL ENDORSEMENT YES
Ireland ISA YACHTMASTER COASTAL (Motor), (Sail) YES
Ireland ISA YACHTMASTER OFFSHORE (Motor), (Sail) YES
Israel Skipper's Certificate Class 11-13 YES
Israel Skipper's Certificate Class 20-60 YES
Israel Skipper's Certificate Class 11-13 YES
Israel Skipper's Certificate Class 20-60 YES
Italy Patente per imbarcazione da diporto (unití  di lunghezza fino a 24 mt) up to 12 Nm YES
Italy Patente per imbarcazione da diporto (unití  di lunghezza fino a 24 mt) no limitation YES
Italy Patente per imbarcazione da diporto (unití  di lunghezza superiore a 24 mt) YES
Montenegro Uvjerenje o osposobljenosti za voditelja čamca YES
Montenegro Ovlašćenje za voditelja jahte do 100 BT YES
Montenegro Ovlašćenje za voditelja jahte do 500 BT YES
Netherlands Vaarbewijs I-II YES
Netherlands Theoretische kustnavigatie YES
New Zealand Day Skipper YES
New Zealand Boatmaster YES
New Zealand Coastal Skipper YES
New Zealand Ocean Yachtmaster YES
Norway Boatman's Proof YES
Norway Fritidsbåtskippersertifikat/Deck Officer Class 5 Pleasure (D5L) YES
Norway Fritidsbåtskippersertifikat/Deck Officer Class 5 Pleasure (D5LA) YES
Poland Zeglarz jachtowy YES
Poland Sternik jachtowy YES
Poland Jachtowysternik morski YES
Poland Kapitan jachtowy YES
Poland Sternik motorowodny YES
Poland Starszy sternikmotorowodny YES
Poland Morski sternikmotorowodny YES
Poland Kapitan motorowodny YES
Poland Motorzystamotorowodny YES
Poland Mechanikmotorowodny YES
Portugal A CARTA DENAVEGADOR DE RECREIO (Carta de marinheiro) YES
Portugal A CARTA DE NAVEGADOR DE RECREIO (Patrí£o local) YES
Portugal A CARTA DE NAVEGADOR DE RECREIO (Patrí£o de costa) YES
Portugal A CARTA DE NAVEGADOR DE RECREIRO (Patrí£o de alto mar) YES
Romania International certificate for operator of pleasure craft A/B/C/D
Slovakia Certificate of competence for skipper of marine pleasure craft - B
Slovakia Certificate of competence for skipper of marine pleasure craft - A
Spain Patrí³n de navegacií³n basica YES
Spain Patrí³n de embarcaciones de recreo
Spain Patrí³n de yate
Spain Capita¡n de yate
Sweden Förarintyg för Fritidsbåt YES
Sweden Intyg-Båtpraktik / Båtmekaniker-Intyg YES
Sweden Kustskeppar-Intyg YES
Sweden Utsjöskeppar-Intyg YES
Sweden Seglarintyg 2 YES
Sweden Seglarintyg 3 YES
Switzerland Fähigkeitsausweis zum Führen von Sport-und Vergnügungsschiffen auf See bis 300 BRT YES
Switzerland Führerausweis für Yachten auf See B YES
Switzerland Führerausweis A YES
Switzerland Führerausweis B i C YES
Switzerland Fähigkeitsausweis B (Certificate of competence B) YES
Switzerland Führerausweis für Yachten auf See (Yacht master's certificate) YES
Switzerland International Certificate for Operators of Pleasure Craft/Certificat international de conducteur de bateau de plaisance YES
UK MASTER (Yacht less than 500 gt) YES
UK MASTER (Yacht less than 3000 gt) YES
UK CHIEF MATE(Yacht less than 3000 gt) YES
UK OFFICER OFTHE WATCH (Yacht less than 3000 gt) YES
UK Chief Engineer yacht 1-4 YES
UK International Certificate for Operator of Pleasure Craft (Coastal Waters, Power up to 10m) YES
UK InternationalCertificate for Operator of Pleasure Craft (Coastal Waters, Power up to 24m or 80 GT, Sail up to 24m or 80GT) YES
UK Day Skipper Shorebased Certificate YES
UK Coastal Skipper/Yachtmaster Offshore Shorebased Certificate YES
UK Yachtmaster Ocean Shorebased Certificate YES
UK Powerboat Level 2 YES
UK Day Skipper Certificate of Competence YES
UK Coastal Skipper Certificate of Competence YES
USA Basic Coastal Cruising (ASA) YES
USA Basic Keelboat (USSA) YES
USA Bareboat Chartering (ASA) YES
USA Basic Cruising (USSA) YES
USA Bareboat Cruising (USSA) YES
USA Advanced Coastal Cruising (ASA) YES
USA Coastal Navigation(USSA) YES
USA Coastal Passagemaking (USSA) YES
USA Offshore Passagemaking (ASA) YES
USA Celestial Navigation (USSA) YES
USA Offshore Passagemaking (USSA) YES
USA International proficiency certificate for Yacht Helmsman Navigating in Mediterranean Waters (ASA) YES

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