Spanish Boat Licence

Boating licence for craft up to 6m

This one-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.

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!

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!

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?

What does the course cost?

How do I book a place?

Can I have a private group?

What are the requirements to obtain the licence?

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.

Book your course Spanish Boat Licence

From 180€ per person with training & certification

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?

This course is only for you.With The Boat School, you can choose to book your Spanish Boat License course in an open group or rent a powerboat and get training on the boat you hire. We calll this second option a rental/course pack.

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.

Open groups

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.

The price per person in an open group is 180€.

Group bookings

With our online booking system, you can reserve between one and five seats on a course. When 5 students book a course together, we consider this a “whole boat booking”; this course is only for you. When you book more than one place on a course, the online reservation system automatically applies the following discounts. 

1 person: 180€
2 people: 170€
3 people: 160€
4 people: 150€
5 people: 140€

If you plan on making a group booking, we suggest that you get the following details for each participant before you start the booking.

Full name, including first name and family name (in that order); these names should be exactly as they appesar on the national identitity document that the student generally carries (national ID document, passport, etc).

National identity document or passport number.

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.

Whole boat booking and private tuition

You can also have a “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!

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)

Rental and course packs

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!

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
  • 10% discount on future rentals for selected boats

What’s not included

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

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 sand costs about 30€. You can do the check up on the day of your course.

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 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 (2020)

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

Instructors

our instructors on the Spanish Boat Licence course are professional skippers with an instructor qualification from the UK Royal Yachtng Association as well as a professional certification from the Spanish Maritime Authority.

With The Boat School, you can choose to book your Spanish Boat License course in an open group or rent a powerboat and get training on the boat you hire. We can’t run own boat tuition for this kind of course.

Book a place in an Open Group

If you choose to book a place on an open group, we’ll put a maximum of five people on your course) although most courses usually run with less students). We need three people booked onto a course before we can confirm your reservation.

Rental with Course Pack

The option of rental with tuition for the Spanish Boat License Rental gives you maximum flexibility whether you’re looking for a small group (up to 5 students) or you want one-to-one training. You can rent the same boat as we use for open groups (“Fifty 5” – our Zodiac Open 5.5 2021) or choose a larger boat. Please use the contact form below if you’d like to discuss the option of a rental with course pack. 

Ready to book? Got any questions?

During the Summer months, our training calendar offers courses every week. From September through to June, we plan courses based on the availability of students.
If you’re interested in a Powerboat course with The Boat School, please complete the form below and we’ll get back to you.

Or give us a call on 00 34 639 20 22 97

We’ll talk you through the options in English or Spanish.

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.

Operational Base Denia

Edificio H, Marina de Dénia
Darsena de babor s/n
03700 · Denía · Spain

Madrid Office

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