Motor Cruising Mile Builder

Our mile builder course for motor cruisers will take you further afield to build up your miles and passages in your log book.

Motor Cruising mile builder on southcat 11m

  • Full course price £1249.00 (inc VAT)
  • 5 day course
  • Accommodation provided onboard
  • All food and drinks eaten on-board provided
  • Free lifejacket hire
  • Free Parking at Northeny Marina

Course aims: 

The primary aim of our motor cruising mile builder course is for you to build miles in your log book. You will experience going on longer passages which will include night watches. We aim to cover over 300nm in the week, as well as completing several passages over 60nm. This course is ideal for aspiring Yachtmaster’s who need a few extra miles in their log book to meet the Yachtmaster exam pre-requisites. 

Course content: 

On the motor cruising mile builder course you will take an active part in the planning of the passages and skippering sections of the trip with the help of our instructor. This would include doing the required chart work for longer trips, as well as practising your pilotage skills for entering and exiting harbours. When you are not ‘acting skipper’ you will help as crew with general duties on-board. During the week you will get a chance to practice boat handling manoeuvres when berthing in marinas, but this is not the focus of the course.     

Course pre-requisites: 

There is no formal pre-requisites for this course. You will need some experience of the sea and being on-board motor cruisers. Ideally this would be the Day Skipper Motor certificate, or experience to this level. If you are unsure if your experience would be suitable then please feel free to get in contact to ask. 

The Boat: 

We run our mile builder trips on Kelley’s Hero, a 12m South Catamaran. This is a hardy work boat capable of cruising at 18knts in most weather with twin 330hp Iveco Turbo Charged Diesel engines. She is well equipped with navigation electronics including radar, chart plotters and VHF radio. Accommodation is provided on-board. 

RYA Passage Planning Book

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