International Yacht Training & ICC

Have you ever wanted to work on a large super yacht? Well this is how!

Harbourfront Centre Sailing and Powerboating offers the IYT Bareboat Skipper and Yachtmaster Certification in conjunction with International Yacht Training Worldwide. Successful candidates are awarded a prestigious “Master of Yachts 200 Tonnes” Certificate of Competency – a commercial endorsement for operating power or sailing vessels for those wishing to become professional yachters.

The following programs are extensive theory and practical courses designed to provide the highest standards of marine education for both recreational and professional yachters. Designed for experienced crew with appropriate on-the-water experience.

International Master of Yachts (MOY) Limited (Offshore)

This course is intended for knowledgeable crew with sufficient on-the-water experience. The IYT Master of Yachts 200 Tonne – Limited (Offshore) Certificate is a commercial 200 Tonne Masters Certificate of Competency for operating vessels, sail or power, up to 150 nautical miles from a safe haven.

Offshore Theory: 50 hours / $1,995

Practical: One Week / $3,095 USD

Includes certification, course material and tax.

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International Master of Yachts (MOY) 200 Tonne
Unlimited (Ocean) Theory

To gain the IYT Master of Yachts 200 Tonne – Unlimited (Ocean) Certification, a theory session must be successfully completed. The theory portion comprises of a 50-hour classroom work which includes celestial navigation, pilot planning and passage planning.

Prerequisite: MOY – Limited (Offshore)

50 hours / $1,995

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International Certificate of Competence (ICC)

The ICC is a certificate confirming that an individual is competent to the level required to meet the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe Inland Water Committee (UNECE IWC) Resolution 40.  This certification is one of the certifications required to charter a boat in many European and some Caribbean countries.

When taking your Intermediate Cruising standard you have the option to add on the ICC certificate of competency by writing the exam, and demonstrating your practical skills within your Intermediate on-water testing. Included in the fee is the exam and IYT processing fee (ICC Certificate).

3 hours / $365

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International Certificate of Competency (ICC) Practical

This is a challenge of the afloat test portion of the ICC for either Sail or Power. The candidate must hold the Sail Canada Intermediate Cruising Standard plus the Sail Canada Coastal Navigation Standard or equivalent.

3 hours / $295

International Certificate of Competency (ICC)
In-Class Theory Refresher and Exam

This 13 hour theory course refresher derives from the program requirements of the IYT ICC curriculum, including vessel checkout, meteorology, pilotage and passage planning, plus vessel handling. It does not include the practical on water test portion. Includes all material and the IYT processing fee (ICC Certificate)

This course is not meant for the novice boater. You must hold the Sail Canada Intermediate Cruising Standard,  Coastal Navigation, and VHF-DSC Radio License or equivalent in experience or certification.

13 hours / $625

International Bareboat Skipper (BBS)

This IYT standard is the equivalent certification to Sail Canada’s Intermediate Cruising Standard.  This certification provides you with the level of competence required when operating vessels:

  1. Up to 24 metres
  2. In coastal waters up to 20 miles offshore
  3. During daylight hours, in fair conditions with moderate wind and sea conditions

Includes the exam, and the IYT processing fee (certification)

3 hours / $365

For further information please call Clive at 416-203-3000 or email

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