Limited Master Launchtender


his sixteen (16) hour course is designed for those working at yacht clubs, marinas, camps or other situations where he or she would be operating a launch. The course covers safe boat handling, regulations, marlinspike seamanship, navigation rules, and aids to navigation. Candidates must have reached their 17th birthday prior to taking the course and be able to document 120 days of sea time.
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This sixteen (16) hour course is designed for those working at yacht clubs, marinas, camps or other situations where he or she would be operating a launch. The course covers safe boat handling, regulations, marlinspike seamanship, navigation rules, and aids to navigation. Candidates must have reached their 17th birthday prior to taking the course and be able to document 120 days of sea time.

LICENSE WILL BE VALID UP TO 1/2NM FROM SHORE with valid First aid and CPR, without IT WILL BE LIMITED TO 1000 FEET FROM SHORE.

At the end of the process, candidates will be issued: “Limited Master of Self-Propelled Vessels engaged in Launch Tender Service upon the waters of Sector Southeast New England, not more than 1/2NM from shore” OR not more than 1000 feet from shore without First Aid/CPR.

Prerequisites

  • 17 years of age
  • 120 Days of Documented Sea Time

Price: $395

Course Duration: 16hrs

Schedule: Sat-Sun, 9am-5pm

Location: 344 Aquidneck Avenue / Middletown, RI 02842

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How To Document Sea Time

In order to properly document sea time, candidates must fill out the Small Vessel Sea Service form and transfer all of their sea time information to this document. Please note that one form should be used for each vessel and that the owner, operator, or master must sign off on the time for the form to be valid. If the candidate is the owner of the vessel, he or she may sign off on his or her own sea time.

A day is defined as eight hours of watchstanding or day work, not to include overtime. On commercial vessels where a twelve-hour workday is authorized and practiced, such as on a six-on, six-off watch schedule, each workday may be considered for one and one-half days of service credit. Required sea service is specified in months or years, which are then converted to days, i.e., one year means 360 days and one month is 30 days. Service other than on deck is given half credit (e.g., 1 day credit for every 2 days served) and an approved training program may substitute for all except 30 days of the service requirement. On vessels of less than 100 gross tons, a day is considered as eight hours unless the Officer in Charge, Marine Inspection determines that the vessel’s operating schedule makes this criteria inappropriate, in no case will this period be less than four hours.

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Contact us at captain@confidentcaptain.com

We also have License Application Assitance Program. 

How it Works?

  1. Register for Course by choosing Dates below.
  2. You will receive details by email from your Instructor.
  3. Participate in the entire course.
  4. Take and pass your exam with us.
  5. Recieve Course Completion Certificate.
  6. Fill out your USCG application using our Guide.
  7. Send your application and certificate to the Coast Gaurd.
  8. Get your Captain’s License.

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