Commercial Yachting 200 GT


The Antwerp Maritime Academy offers a training programme in commercial yachting 200 GT. This training is aimed at the crew of pleasure craft used for commercial activities, with a gross tonnage lower than 200 or a length from 2,5 to 24 meters. The crafts are allowed up to 30 nautical miles of coast.

The training programme is in compliance with the Belgian regulations: Koninklijk besluit of 4/9/2014. ((KB van 04.09.2014, bijlage I, hoofdstuk VII, punt VII/14 tot en met VII/15)

The training programme is based on STCW requirements and is approved by the Belgian Federal Administration for Mobility and Transport.

The programme consists of various modules, allowing for tailor-made training.

Required Prior Knowledge

To start the Commercial Yachting 200 GT course the candidate needs to have attained a yacht man certificate.

If the candidate does not possess a yacht man certificate or equivalent, he/she has to present a curriculum and/or sailing time certificates to the evaluation commission. This commission will decide if the acquired knowledge is sufficient.

Candidates possessing certificates of training modules followed at other training centres, should provide a copy of these certificates to the evaluation commission. This commission will decide for which training modules the candidate can be granted exemption

Certificate of Competence

At the end of the training session you will receive a certificate, proving that you have completed all modules successfully

To receive a Certificate of Competence you must present yourself at the FOD Mobiliteit (Federal Government Authority of Mobility), Posthoflei 5, 2600 Antwerpen (Berchem), tel. 03-286 68 90,,
with following documents

  • Certificate of followed training modules (HZS)
  • GMDSS certificate
  • Overview of sailing time.



Bie Van Deun
Coördinator Beroepsopleidingen
tel. 03-205 64 35