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Skipper courses and licenses for foreigners

Spinaker is the only Slovenian nautical education provider offering skipper courses for foreigners in English:

Both courses end with examination at Slovenian Maritime Administration which issues the respective internationally recognized licence.

Boat Skipper course with exam

Skipper of a motor boat or a sailing boat less than 24 m in length should have a valid Boat leader’s licence of competence.

Join our unique Boat Skipper course and obtain internationaly recognized Boat leader’s licence of competence.

Our programme is designed to meet the requirements of  Slovenian Maritime Administration and during the course you obtain the necessary knowledge to pass the exam. We combine self-learning, 4-hour lecture, practical exercises on navigation and practical exercises on knots. Our skilled teachers are going to prepare you for the examination and you will be able to answer more than 420 exam questions correctly!

Our offer includes all needed handbooks and tools that you need to prepare for the exam.

Boatmaster's Handbook

15 Minutes For a Perfect Sailing
Navigacijska karta (Tržaški zaliv)

The location and the time of the individual 4-hour lecture is set individually by agreement.

Price breakdown

359 €4-hour face to face lecture, handbooks and tools
70 €Administration costs for the examination and all necessary correspondence with Slovenian Maritime Administration
120 €Costs of a court interpreter which should be present during the examination (we also provide his professional certificate to Slovenian Maritime Administration).
Total: 549 €

Course application

Fill out the application form. We are going to contact you as soon as possible regarding the course arrangements.








Boat skipper course content

Boat Skipper course includes the following chapters which correspond to the examination syllabus of  Slovenian Maritime Administration:

  • maritime regulations and legislation,
  • seamenship,
  • basic marine navigation,
  • regulations for preventing collisions at sea and
  • basic knowledge of power systems.
Boat skipper examination

The examination is organized by Slovenian Maritima Administration and you can attend it in Koper, Ljubljana or Maribor. The exam consists of practical part (tying knots and use of navigation charts) and theoretical part in front of a three-person committee.

VHF marine radio course with exam

According to the law, at least one person on the vessel equiped with VHF marine radio must posses a valid Licence of competence for the VHF GMDSS station. The licence is mandatory for all motor boats and sailing boats in charter.

Join our unique VHF marine radio course and obtain internationaly recognized Licence of competence for the VHF GMDSS station.

Our programme is designed to meet the requirements of  Slovenian Maritime Administration and during it you obtain the necessary knowledge to pass the exam. We combine self-learning, individual 3-hour face to face lecture and practical exercises on VHG GMDSS radio simulator. Our skilled teachers are going to prepare you for the examination and you will be able to answer more than 120 exam questions correctly!

Our offer includes all needed handbooks and tools that you need to prepare for the exam.

Marine VHF Radio Handbook
VHF klicne kartice

Our offer includes also free access to VHF GMDSS simulator© that is used during the course, for practicing at home and also during the examination. The use of the simulator is supported by videos.

VHF postaja

The location and the time of the individual 3-hour lecture is set individually by agreement.

Price breakdown

269 €3-hour face to face lecture, handbooks and tools
60 €Administration costs for the examination and all necessary correspondence with Slovenian Maritime Administration
120 €Costs of a court interpreter which should be present during the examination (we also provide his professional certificate to Slovenian Maritime Administration).
Total: 449 €

Course application

Fill out the application form. We are going to contact you as soon as possible regarding the course arrangements.








VHF marine radio course content

VHF marine radio course includes the following chapters which correspond to the examination syllabus of  Slovenian Maritime Administration:

  • radio rules and regulations (GMDSS),
  • radiotelephony procedures and protocols and
  • operating a VHF GMDSS radio simulator.
VHF marine radio examination

The examination is organized by Slovenian Maritima Administration and you can attend it in Koper. The exam consists of practical part (on VHF GMDSS simulator©) and theoretical part in front of a two-person committee.