The Basic Navigation Pattern (PNB) is the nautical title that will allow you to steer a pleasure boat with more attributes and knowledge than those offered with the Navigation License and no previous experience is necessary.

+ What type of pleasure craft will I be able to steer with this certificate?

  • Nautical motorcycles of any power.
  • Motor boats up to 8 meters in length.
  • Sailing boats up to 8 meters in length if the corresponding complementary sailing practices are carried out.

+ Under what circumstances will I be able to sail?

  • In relation to nautical motorcycles, within the specific limits of navigation applicable according to their technical characteristics.
  • In relation to boats, up to a maximum of 5 miles in any direction from a port, marina or place of shelter, day or night.

+ How is the course structured?

  • Theoretical sessions (the time invested will depend on each student) in which the following topics are covered:
  1. Nautical nomenclature.
  2. Mooring and anchoring elements.
  3. Safety at sea.
  4. Legislation.
  5. Beaconing.
  6. International Regulations for Preventing Collisions (RIPA).
  • Practical navigation and safety sessions of 8 hours in an approved boat where the concepts learned in the theoretical part will be applied to obtain the motor license.
  • Theoretical-practical session of 4 hours of radio-communications.
  • Complementary practical sessions of sailing of 16 hours in anapproved boat if you also want to obtain the sailing qualification. These practices will be valid to obtain higher qualifications.

+ Information of interest

  • Maximum 8 students per course.
  • It is necessary to pass the theoretical exam to obtain the qualification.
  • All practices can be performed before or after the theoretical exam.
  • Minimum age of 18 years or 16 years with parental or guardian consent.
  • The student must provide a medical certificate of fitness for boating for the processing of the title.
  • Once the theoretical and practical sessions have been completed and the student has passed the exam, he/she will be able to apply for the official certificate/license.
  • The official license is valid for 10 years, after which it may be renewed with a new medical certificate.

+ Prices

  • 350 € for the complete course of Basic Motorboat Pattern, which includes the theoretical and practical sessions and didactic material.
  • 525 € for the complete course of Basic Motor and Sailing Skipper, which includes the theoretical and practical sessions and didactic material.
  • 61,55 € examination fees.
  • 80 € the fees for the issuance of the diploma.

If you are interested in this course, you can contact us through the

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