A skipper license is a license given to someone who operates a boat that has an engine of 15hp or more, then you will need a skipper license. You can use this license as a permit to sail near dams, rivers and other inland water bodies, harbours, and seas.
A skipper is a person who has command of a boat or watercraft and is more or less equivalent to a captain in charge of a ship. The skipper may or may not be the owner of the boat. There are a number of types of different roles including flotilla, charter and delivery skippers.
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Any person wishing to operate a Pleasure Craft (commercial and private) needs to have Skipper’s licence.
There are 3 categories which are issued:
Category A – Ocean Going
Category B – up to 24 Nautical Miles
Category C – up to 12 Nautical Miles
Eligibility for a Skipper’s Licence
Only Mauritian Citizens and Non-Citizens holding a valid Residence Permit and/or Work Permit can apply for a skipper’s licence at the Tourism Authority.
Tourist and Student Visas holders are not eligible.
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How do I become a skipper in Mauritius?
Only Mauritian Citizens and Non-Citizens holding a valid Residence Permit and/or Work Permit can apply for a skipper’s licence at the Tourism Authority. Tourist and Student Visas holders are not eligible.
Do you need a license to drive a boat in Mauritius?
ISSA Inshore Skipper course. The license entitles you to operate the yacht up to 24 m at any time up to 20 nautical miles from the shore.
How long is a skipper course?
Day Skipper Category E (< 9m in length, 1 Nautical mile out at sea and Inland waters) 25 hours of skippering, on vessels of the appropriate length certified by a qualified skipper taking responsibility for tutorship.