Spanish Boat Licence

Boat licence for motorboats up to 6m and jetskis

This half-day course for the Spanish Boat Licence gives you the basic skills you need to legally drive a boat up to 6 metres LOA in Spain as well as jetskis.

The course provides a practical introduction to boat handling, safety equipment and preparing the boat and crew to go out on the water. Take the Spanish Boat Licence with The Boat School and you can legally rent a powerboat the very next day!

Boat Licence: Quick facts

Here’s a summary of what you need to know.

Spanish Boat Licence

Valid for Spanish-flagged vessels up to 6m

Get qualified in half a day

4 hours on the water plus 2 hours online

Maximum 5 students per course

Time enough for basic boat handling skills

You don't have to be Spanish!

Available for all nationalities

Choose your language

Taught in English or Spanish

The kind of boat you'll be driving

Hire a boat the day after you finish your course!

Boat Licence: The details

This page includes detailed information about the Spanish Boat Licence (Licencia de Navegación or Titulín, in Spanish), including options and links to our online booking sysyem, where you can check dates, reserve seats and make secure payment online.

What is the Spanish Boat Licence?

What will I learn on the course?

How do I make a reservation?

What does the course cost?

Can I have a private group?

What are the requirements to obtain the licence?

What kinds of boat does this course let me drive?

What boats will I be learning on?

What is the Spanish Boat Licence?

This 4-hour practical course for the Spanish Boat Licence gives you the basic skills you need to legally drive a powerboat of up to 6 metres waterline length (LWL) in Spain. The course provides a practical introduction to boat handling, safety equipment and preparing the boat and crew to go out on the water.

The course lasts 4 hours on the water with an additional 2 hours study online. During July and August, we run this course three times a week, with pick up in either Denia (El Portet) or Javea (Nou Fontana). The Boat School course to obtain the the Spanish Boat Licence is taught in small groups.

Is this course for me?

This course is suitable for beginners and for drivers with experience who are looking for formal certification to operate a Spanish-flagged pleasure craft in Spain.

The Spanish Boat Licence is valid for driving:

– Motor boats up to 6 meters overall length (LOA)
– Jetskis / Personal Watercraft (PWC) all sizes
– During daylight hours
– Up to 2 nautical miles from a port, marina or safe haven

Open to all nationalities

You don’t have to be a Spanish citizen or resident to obtain the Spanish Boat Licence.
You can drive either your own boat or a rented boat with this licence.

What you’ll learn on the course

Practical skills, including…

  • Leaving a mooring & coming alongside
  • Picking up a mooring buoy
  • Anchoring & weighing anchor
  • Slow speed manoeuvres
  • Man overboard recovery

& just the right amount of theory, including…

  • The Rules of the Road (COLREGs)
  • Weather information

How do I make a reservation?

Book a place in an open group

With an open group booking, you book a place on a course and we’ll admit up to a maximum of five students onto that same course (depending on boat size). The price of a seat on an open course includes fuel and mooring fees away from our base.

We need three people booked onto a course before we can confirm your reservation.

What’s included

Your Spanish Boat Licence course with The Boat School includes:

  • Use of light-weight inflatable life jackets
  • Cold water on the boat
  • Fuel and mooring fees
  • Spanish Boat Licence certificate
  • Between 10% and 20% discount on future rentals for selected boats

What’s not included

  • Meals are not included
  • Medical certificate (budget between 30€ and €40 per person)

Booking a Level 1 Powerboat License Course with the Boat School is straightforward. Follow these simple steps:

1. Choose a Date: Start by selecting your preferred course date from the available options. Once you pick a date, the price for that specific session will be displayed.

2. Select Number of Participants: Indicate the number of participants who will be attending the course.

3. Complete Participant Forms: Fill out a form for each participant. You’ll need to provide essential details such as passport number (or other national ID number), date of birth, and nationality for everyone. These details are crucial as they will be used to create the actual licenses after the course. Ensure that there are no errors in this information to avoid any complications with the licenses.

4. Include Organizer Details: As the course organizer, you’ll also need to provide your details. Note that you don’t necessarily have to be a participant in the course, but your information is still required for organizational purposes.

By following these steps, you can ensure a smooth booking process for the Level 1 Powerboat License Course at the Boat School. 

Course calendar

We run open groups on a regular basis during the whole year. We run at least 2 courses every month in the low and mid seasons. We run several courses every month during July and August. During the seummer months, we run courses from both Denia and Jávea.

Please note that the minimum age for this course is 16.

Course calendar

We run open groups on a regular basis during the whole year. We run at least 2 courses every month in the low and mid seasons. We run several courses every month during July and August. During the seummer months, we run courses from both Denia and Jávea.

Please note that the minimum age for this course is 16.

Can I have a private course?

In addition to booking a seat on an open course, you can also do the course with family and friends. You can have this “whole boat booking” for a private group of family and friends or even just for yourself!

Please contact us for whole boat bookings. We can arrange dates and times to fit in with your plans. We also have larger boats available for whole boat bookings.

Passengers

The rules under which we operate don’t allow “passengers” on the course; everyone on the course needs to participate!

Boats used in training for this kind of course have to be registered with the Spanish Maritime Authority. For this reason, we can’t offer own boat tuition for Boat Licence courses.

Requirements

This course is suitable for beginners and for drivers with experience who are looking for formal certification to operate a Spanish-flagged pleasure craft in Spain.

The minimum age for this course is 16. Candidates under the age of 18 will need a consent form signed by a parent or guardian.

You will need a medical certificate before we can issue you with your Spanish Boating Licence. For the Spanish Boating Licence, you’ll need a simple medical check up and a medical certificate issued by a driver’s medical centre. The check up is done in English, takes 15 minutes and costs about 30€. You can do the check up on the day of your course.

Spanish Boat Licence Recognition

Recognition in Spain

The Spanish Boat Licence is valid for driving:

  • Spanish-flagged vessels up to 6 meters waterline length (LWL)
  • Jetskis of any size
    During daylight hours
    Up to 2 nautical miles from a port, marina or safe haven

Open to all nationalities. You don’t have to be a Spanish citizen or resident to obtain the Spanish Boat Licence. You can drive either your own boat or a rented boat with the Boat Licence.

Assuming you have a medical certificate, we’ll issue your Licence as soon as you finish the course.

International recognition

The Spanish Boating Licence isn’t formally recognized outside of Spain. If you need international recognition, we suggest you look at the RYA Powerboat level 2 course. For many nationalities, the RYA will issue you with an ICC on the basis of your Powerboat level 2 certificate.

Training boats we use for Spanish Boat Licence courses

We have a number of different vessels in our fleet that have been specifically chosen and equipped for teaching powerboat courses, including:

Super 8
a beneteau Flyer 8 Spacedeck (2021)

Fifty 5
a Zodiac Open 5.5 RIB (rigid inflatable boat)

If you book a place on an open course, the boat we’ll use for training will depend on the number of students on the course and on the weather conditions. 

If you choose a course/rental pack, you can choose the boat. In this case, the price of the course will depend on the boat you select. You should note that not all our vessels are available in the low and mid seasons.

You can rent “Fifty 5” with the Spanish Boat Licence. You can even choose to do a course in the morning and rent the boat in the afternoon.

spanish boat licence with zodiac open 55
spanish boat licence with zodiac open 55
spanish boat licence with zodiac open 55
spanish boat licence with zodiac open 55
Super 8 ideal boat for more experienced skippers
super 8 training boat Boat School Denia
spanish boat licence with zodiac open 55
Beneteau Flyer Spacedeck 8

Ready to book? Got any questions?

If you’re interested in a course with The Boat School, please complete the form below and we’ll get back to you.

Or give us a call on:

Call an RYA Boat School instructor on: 639202297

We'd be delighted to talk you through different course options and send you a personalised proposal if you need a package of courses.

The Boat School

Recognized by the Royal Yachting Association to conduct Powerboat Training, Sail Cruising courses in the Yachtmaster (sail) scheme and Shorebased (theory) courses.

Recognized by the Spanish Directorate General for Merchant Shipping, the Comunidad Valenciana and the Region of Murcia to conduct sail, motor, powerboat and VHF training.

Recoggnised by the Spanish Merchant Marine service
Boat School Denia RYA training centre

Operational Base Denia

Marina de Dénia (Sail courses)
Darsena de babor s/n
03700 · Denía
Alicante · Spain
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Marina El Portet (Powerboat courses)
Moll de la pansa, s/n
3700 · Dénia
Alicante · Spain
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Classrooms & pick up for certificates
Carrer de Fora Mur, 12
03700 · Dénia
Alicante · Spain
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Madrid Office

Greenwich Náutica
C/ Marqués de Lema 7, Local 6
28003 · Madrid
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