Boatmaster Grade 3


Boatmaster Grade 3 course is designed for those wishing to apply for and take the Antigua & Barbuda Department of Marine Services (ADOMS) exams to obtain a Caribbean Boat Master’s license (CBML). After successfully completing the course, and passing the Assessment by a separate instructor, the student will receive a certificate of completion and will be eligible to receive a License of Boatmaster Grade 3 from ADOMS.

The Boatmaster Grade 3 course is designed for mariners who operate open vessels in protected waters, performing boating operations for services like hotel watersports, charters, commercial fishing, search and rescue operations, etc.

The participants will develop skills in seamanship, boat handling and stability, engine repairs and boat maintenance, basic navigation both digital and chartwork, weather and meteorology, emergency procedures and passenger safety, Regulations for Preventing Collision at Sea, prevention of pollution and local regulations.

Duration of this course is 5 days and includes 3 days of classroom theory and 2 days of practical boat handling. There are 2 separate exams after each module – written theory exam and practical assessment.

Upon successful examination the student will receive a certificate of completion from Second Star Sailing and will be eligible to receive a License of Boat Master Grade 3 from ADOMS.

Prerequisites for this course:

  • 18 years of age
  • VHF/SRC Radio license (this can be obtained separately through us taking a RYA Marine Radio SRC course)
  • 3 months of service on a vessel

Should you not have the necessary experience, you have the option to take our 5-day RYA Competent Crew course added to the package at a 40% discount which will cover the 3 months of experience requirement.  Total package price in this case is 1450$USD (includes Boatmaster Grade 3 and RYA Competent Crew course).



Included Powerboat for 5-day course

Safety equipment – lifejackets, boat safety equipment

Docking fees


Teaching materials – charts, plotters, pencils, books

Coffee, tea, water during the breaks

Not included Accommodation


Transport from and to the school

Duration 5 Days
Bring along Writing materials, lunch



Minimum of 3 Students – Maximum of 8

 Special introduction price: 600 USD per person

Jolly Harbour, Antigua