A question


#1

If i am licensed to operate a commercial ship as a third mate such as bulk carriers, tankers, container ships, and i wished to buy my own boat maybe a 40 ft motor yacht or work on a super yacht would i have to take more courses and if yes, which ones.


#2

You don’t need anything to buy and operate your own yacht for personal use.


#3

Correction Robert…You don’t need anything but money!:smiley:


#4

You are already qualified as 100 ton Master. You do not need a license to operate your own vessel up to 200 tons, or upgrade to 2nd Mate and do the 1600 ton Master crossover . Those are you options.


#5

I stand corrected Shellback. And man are you right about that!!!


#6

even in international waters?


#7

Yes, US laws would be applicable on a US vessel in international waters.