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What qualifications do I need to captain a Power yacht?

Are you dreaming of gliding around the crystal clear waters of the BVI or island hopping around Greece on a Power yacht charter, and wondering what it takes to be at the helm?

Whether you’re setting sail in the BVI, Bahamas or beyond, climbing aboard one of our state-of-the-art Power yachts opens up a world of unique and exciting opportunities, ensuring a charter vacation like no other.

When you charter a Power yacht with The Moorings, you must meet specific requirements and hold certain qualifications to be able to take the helm on a bareboat Power charter.

To make your vacation preparation easy and stress-free, we’ve created a guide on the requirements and qualifications to charter a Power yacht…let’s get started.

Qualifications to sail a Power yacht with The Moorings

Whether you want to admire the breathtaking natural beauty of Croatia or explore the turquoise waters of the Bahamas, every destination has its own requirements and qualifications to charter a Power yacht. 

At The Moorings, we have specific requirements that apply to all destinations, from the Caribbean to the Mediterranean.

If you want to skipper a Power yacht with The Moorings, you must:

Alongside the formal qualifications to sail a Power yacht, there are also some key skills that will take you from sailing zero to sailing hero:

There’s no feeling that compares to the satisfaction you’ll have when you master the unique skills required to charter a Power yacht.

Do I need a license to captain a Power yacht?

Do you want to experience the thrill of chartering a Power yacht? Many regions require no formal certifications, you just need to meet our specifications outlined in the previous section. However, if you’re setting sail in Greece, the Seychelles or Croatia, you will need a license to sail a Power yacht:

Qualifications to sail a Power yacht in Greece

Alongside the requirements and skills we and require for all our destinations, to be able to experience the magic of Greece from the comfort of your Power yacht, you need to have:


Learn more about the Greece Power Sailing Requirements and prepare for your Mediterranean adventure.

Moorings 514 Power Catamaran in Corfu, Greece

Qualifications to sail a Power yacht in Croatia

To set sail on a peaceful Power charter around the picturesque Dalmatian Coast, you must hold at least one of the following:


The skipper is also required to have a VHF Radio Operator’s License.

Learn more about the Croatia Power Sailing Requirements and look forward to cruising around the sensational Dalmatian Coast in style.


Qualifications to sail a Power yacht in the Seychelles

The Seychelles has very similar qualifications to sail a Power yacht as Croatia:


Learn more about the Seychelles Power Sailing Requirements. Already meet the requirements to sail a Power yacht? Start planning your Power sailing adventure in the Caribbean, Americas, Mediterranean or Exotics today.

Want to enhance your idyllic Power charter even further? Find out more about the charter extras available when you book your dream yacht charter with The Moorings.

Sunset in the Seychelles

How can I gain the qualifications to charter a power yacht?

It couldn’t be easier to find out whether you’re qualified to sail a Power yacht. Simply fill out our Power Resume and we’ll let you know whether you’ve got the green light to take the helm on a bareboat Power charter or need to gain further qualifications.

If you don’t have the appropriate qualifications to sail a Power yacht with The Moorings, you have several options:

In no time at all, you’ll be taking the helm on a thrilling Power charter, experiencing the rush of adrenaline as you speed through the open waters of your chosen destination. Need some motivation to get you started? Take a look at the benefits of chartering a Power catamaran.

If you have any questions about the requirements and qualifications needed to sail a Power yacht on your next vacation, please get in touch with us today or take a look at our FAQs page.

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