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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 12-hour course 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 lectures, 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!

The location and the time of the course are set individually by agreement.

Price for individual course with exam is 599 €.
Price for any additional participant is 299 €.

Our offer includes also all administration costs for the examination and all necessary correspondence with Slovenian Maritime Administration. We pay on your behalf 54,50 € of examination costs and we submit your exam application form to Slovenian Maritime Administration. A court interpreter should be present during the examination and his professional certificate should be delivered to Slovenian Maritime Administration. You may provide a court interpreter or we may do that on your costs.

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

Reeds Skippers Handbook
15 Minutes For a Perfect Sailing
Navigacijska karta (Tržaški zaliv)
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 charter.

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

Our 4-hour course 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 lectures 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!

The location and the time of the course are set individually by agreement.

Price for individual course with exam is 399 €.
Price for any additional participant is 199 €.

Our offer includes also all administration costs for the examination and all necessary correspondence with Slovenian Maritime Administration. We pay on your behalf 49,50 € of examination costs and we submit your exam application form to Slovenian Maritime Administration. A court interpreter should be present during the examination and his professional certificate should be delivered to Slovenian Maritime Administration. You may provide a court interpreter or we may do that on your costs.

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
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.