Powered Pleasure craft driving licence(ppcdl)

Discover Sailing Asia provides the Powered Pleasure Craft Driving Licence (PPCDL) Course, which is comprehensive course that provides you with the freedom to pilot your own craft upon course completion and the passing of the required examinations.

The Powered Pleasure Craft Driving Licence (PPCDL) is required for driving a pleasure craft/ powered yacht that are less than 24 meters in length within Singapore Port Limits.

Per pax:

SGD 350.00

(excluding GST)



Training Dates:

  • 3 weekday evenings (Mon, Tue & Thu)

  • 1 weekend (either Sat or Sun)

  • Total of 4 days

topics COVERED:

General Seamanship

  • Nautical Terms: Buoys, beacons and lighthouses, emergencies at sea, such as grounding, fire, collision, poor visibility, etc.

  • VHR Radio distress calling

  • Mechanical and Electrical Equipment

  • Knots, anchoring, tides, weather

  • Pleasure Craft Regulations

  • Singapore Port Regulations

Rules of the Road

  • Regulations for preventing collisions at sea

  • Look outs, safe speed, steering and sailing rules, stand on vessel, giving way vessel

  • Conduct in low visibility, narrow channels, traffic separation schemes, light and shapes, sound and light signals

Practical Boat Handling & Navigation Theory

  • Starting procedure: briefing on engine, pre-sailing checks, equipment checks, throttle and steering control, boat handling, man overboard drills, anchoring, berthing drills and unberthing drills, ropework

  • Look out and collision avoidance drills

  • Familarisation of local waters, expressing positions at sea, compass errors, variation and deviation.

Passage Planning and Chartwork

  • Chart reading, use of charting instruments, understanding tides, pilotage in confined water, heading and stern marks, clearing lines, danger circle, transit etc.

  • Passage planning, avoiding congested areas, time speed and distance factors, traffic separations scheme, shelters, refueling etc.

Practical Navigation and Boat Handling

  • Fixing and plottingreinforcing theory lessons, steering and sailing rules, collision avoidance, look out duties, steering and navigating the boat.

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