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Old 10.05.2006, 17:53
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Re: Boat Captain's Licence

Gottogo

I'm also looking to do my motorboat licence this summer and I've done a bit of research.

Licences are obtained from the STVA and to get one you need to pass a theory test and a practical test.

http://www.stva.zh.ch/internet/ds/st...o_lfpruef.html

For the theory test, you have to register for the test and wait for a test date, then go along and answer a multiple choice paper (also available in English). The test centres seem to be in Oberrieden and Tiefenbrunnen.

In order to revise for the theory test there are a few places you can get a study at home course, eg:

http://www.boatdriver.ch/?gclid=CO3l...FRy4PgodHyVQjw

For the practical test you need to make an appointment for a test and turn up at the specified place and time with a boat. I guess the best way to do it is get some lessons and practice fom a motorboat school and use their boat for the test so that you are using a boat you are familiar with.

I've found a number of boat school sites so far:

http://www.aquarius-atlantis.ch/seg-zh.htm
http://www.wentsch.ch/
http://www.wini.ch/Main.html
http://www.motorboot-fahrschule.ch/
http://www.sail.ch/hauptseiten/schul...tschulung.html
http://www.bootsschule.ch/gehri/fschein.htm

Due to travel and work commitments I haven't had time to arrange everything for myself yet, so please let me know how you get on.

Thanks
Neil
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