Business and Law (Master Yachts)

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The Business and Law (Master Yachts) course is a component module of the MCA Master Yacht certification. This course starts with a basic introduction to civil and criminal law, negligence and duty of care.

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About the course

Starting with a basic introduction to civil and criminal law, negligence and duty of care, the structure of the UK Maritime Framework introduces maritime legislation, information and accident investigation, including onboard record keeping and requirements. Other areas covered include an introduction to international law, safety management, certification, documentation, safety requirements and seaworthiness.

At the end of the module, you’ll take a 2.5 hour examination with a required pass mark of 60%.

The Business and Law (Master Yachts) course can also be taken as a live online course, please see further details below.

What’s included?

This all-inclusive course is available on a residential and non-residential basis. The cost of the residential course covers all food and accommodation during your learning, while the non-residential course includes lunch.


5 days

Examination and assessment:

Assessment is by written 2.5 hour examination at the end of the module. The required pass mark is 60%.

Live Online Learning course available

Our Business and Law (Master Yachts) course is also available as a LIVE online learning course delivered by UKSA’s dedicated instructors. We’ve liaised with the MCA in order to offer a variety of LIVE online courses to enable our students to progress in their maritime training. This technical innovation gives you the advantage of being able to study LIVE with our professional instructors in real-time in the safety of your home or vessel; without the need to travel*. Real-time learning sessions are held over the voice and video platform, Zoom and can be completed from home using a WiFi enabled laptop or home PC**.

The course will be run over 5 days (Monday to Friday) via zoom with one of UKSA’s expert instructors. Your live online lectures will be recorded and available for you to review after class and you will also be provided with additional resources not usually available to students, such as your PowerPoint slides.

*You will still be required to sit an IAMI examination, this can be sat at UKSA on the second Friday of the course. If you would like to sit the exam at UKSA there is an additional exam fee of £150.00. Alternatively the IAMI exam can also be taken at any IAMI exam centre.

**Please follow the links below for system requirements to run Zoom on a laptop or PC.


Course syllabus will include:
  • Section 1 – Legal Framework
  • Section 2 – Safety Management
  • Section 3 – Contracts and Marine Insurance

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Dates and pricing

Course From To Non-res All-inc
Business and Law (Master Yachts) Non-Residential Only 01/11/2021 05/11/2021 £1,100
Business and Law (Master Yachts) 21/02/2022 25/02/2022 £1,100 £1,260

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