Launch Tender (LT)

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STCW Requirements

Attendees will learn to operate powerboats and improve on-the-water boat handling skills. They will earn a U.S. Coast Guard limited operator of uninspected passenger vessels, or a master of self-propelled vessels engaged in launch tender service upon inland waters (not more than 1/2 nautical mile from shore). The course covers safe boat operation; docking and anchoring; marlinspike seamanship including knots, coiling and heaving line; navitational rules and aids; safety equipment; and emergency procedures, among other topics. It meets New York boating safety certificate requirements.


Eligibility requirements for limited master (launch tender):

  • 18 years old

  • Sea experience:

    • Limited master inland

    • 120 days experience in the operation of vessels; 90 days of the 120 must be within the last three years