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Old 09 February 2006, 14:48   #1
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Diplomas In England Vs Greece ???

i've heard that in England in order to have license to drive a boat you have different degrees of diplomas....is it true? could someone find the time to analyze this to me?
because here we have only one type for all boats (speedboat) and we can manage from jet ski up to 15mt plastic with crue...
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Old 09 February 2006, 15:29   #2
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In Britain for pleasure use you don't need any sort of licence - only to operate a VHF set.

You can go out and buy a ship and use it with no experience at all. Having said that in practice of course it never happens.

It is the same with flying - in most countries you can fly a 747 on a private pilots licence - as long it's not commercial.

Of course for commercial use things are very different.
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Old 09 February 2006, 16:01   #3
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"You can go out and buy a ship and use it with no experience at all. Having said that in practice of course it never happens."

Clearly you've never been in the Solent in the middle of the Summer codders.
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i've heard that in England in order to have license to drive a boat you have different degrees of diplomas....is it true? could someone find the time to analyze this to me?
because here we have only one type for all boats (speedboat) and we can manage from jet ski up to 15mt plastic with crue...
Hi Signum,

A good place to start that explains the qualifications available would be the RYA Website - www.rya.org.uk or the Maritime and Coastguard website - www.mcga.gov.uk
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Old 10 February 2006, 03:38   #5
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thank y all for the reply.
here y need to have a diploma even for private use.
y don't need diploma if y have boat with motor below 15HP.
otherwise..if y are cought without.......heads are falling!
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