Master 25/50/100 Ton License

License Description:

The Masters license allows you to operate an inspected passenger vessel having a Certificate Of Inspection (COI) stating the number of passengers and area of operation. This would typically include small ferries, sightseeing vessels, head boats, and launches at yacht clubs.

The Masters license will have an Inland or Near Coastal designation based on the bodies of water where you have obtained your sea experience. Inland will allow you to operate inside the Boundary Line with paying passengers, and Near Coastal allows you to operate up to 200 miles from shore with paying passengers.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • USCG Application
  • Age: 19 years old
  • Sea Experience:
    Master 25/50/100 Ton** Inland
    - 360 underway days*
    - 90 days of the 360 must be within the last 3 years.

    Master 25/50/100 Ton** Near Coastal
    - 720 underway days*
    - 360 days of the 720 must be upon near coastal or ocean waters
    - 90 days of the 720 must be within the last 3 years.
    * A "day" is considered 4 to 8 hours away from the dock.
    ** Tonnage will be based on the size vessels you have been operating in the last 3 years. Contact New England Maritime for tonnage formulas.

    USCG Approved Master 25/50/100 Ton Near Coastal Course:

  • Course Attendance: 90% required
  • Testing: All testing is done with New England Maritime. You DO NOT test with the Coast Guard.
  • Certification: Upon successful completion (attendance and passing required exams), you will receive a New England Maritime Certificate of Training. This Certificate (expires one year from date issued) is then brought to the U.S. Coast Guard REC in Boston, along with your USCG Application to receive your USCG License. New England Maritime offers Coast Guard Approved Masters Courses in the Fall, Winter, and Spring.

    Course includes books, instruction, exams, and assistance with USCG Application.

    Master 25/50/100 Ton Near Coastal - COST: $1,545.00

    Live via ZOOM

    232 Main Street, Hyannis:
    • September 25, 2023

    10 Weeks Course (evenings via ZOOM):
       Mon, Wed, Fri 6:00 - 9:30pm

    Proctored (in house and monitored) exam to be scheduled in Hyannis

    Per USCG MSIB 08-20, Change 5: All testing associated with this course must be completed no later than 6 months from the completion of the knowledge-based portion of the training.

    Deposit Required $500.00

    Cancellation Policy: Deposits are refundable if written cancellation is received more than 14 days prior to course start date, less an administration fee of $75 and the cost of books. Cancellations made 14 days or less from the course date will forfeit full deposit plus cost of books received. A student requesting a move to a future class will be assessed a $100 fee and cancellation policy will remain in effect as of original class date.

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