Skipper Courses – Pretoria

A skipper is totally responsible for the management of a vessel. The course includes rules/laws, meteorology, basic engine checks, passage planning, preparing the boat for cruising, basic first aid and rules of the road/water. Our instructors have thousands of hours on the water and is in the position to give tips and assist candidates in technical questions.

The classes are informative and relaxed. The principle objective is to ensure that students understand the material, be able to operate a vessel in a safe and responsible manner  and write the SAMSA examination successfully.

We currently conduct courses in the Pretoria and adjacent areas. Courses in other areas can be accommodated for groups 10 or more. Please contact to arrange.

  • Skipper Courses
  • Certificate of Fitness (COF)
  • Install Buoyancy
  • Issuing Buoyancy Certificate
Contact Details

Email –
Kobus Hermitage: +27 82 268 7286

Courses Available

  1. Category R –  Inland Waters
  2.  Category E – 1 Nautical Mile to sea
Documentation Needed

Category R

  1. Copy of ID
  2. 2 x Id Photos (Colour or B/W)
  3. Doctor’s Letter Click here to download
  4. Log of 50 Hours signed by the applicant. Click here to download

Category E

  1. Copy of ID
  2. 2 x Id Photos (Colour or B/W)
  3. Doctor’s Letter  Click here to download
  4. Log of 50 sea hours signed by a licensed sea skipper.  Click here to download
  5. Certified copy of sea skipper’s license.
  6. Certified copy of sea skipper’s ID
Fees are inclusive of all SAMSA fees and there are no other charges.
  • One Day Course – R2,400.00
  • Examination only (for those who have completed the online theory course) – R1,800.00
Course Dates
  • Please contact for dates

Call Kobus Hermitage +27 82 268 7286 for more information and/or assistance

Examination Only

Students who have completed the online course can write the exam on a date and time that suits them.