Originally posted by Suzuki416
Any websites to look at?
Yes - this one! A few of the instructors and trainers gave quite a lot of input on here recently. There's a thread here: http://rib.net/forum/showthread.php?...ment#post34921
If I remember correctly, you should get your Advanced quickly along with the other commercial requirements (I think it's First Aid, VHF, Sea Survival and a medical) before the regs get tougher.
Day Skipper - I don't believe that it counts for anything commercially. Costal Skipper - much, much more demanding than the current Advanced Powerboat course. I've been advised to go straight to Yachtmaster rather than do Coastal Skipper.
Read the thread though - the guys who contributed are better qualified than me!