Commercial Yachting 500 GT


The Antwerp Maritime Academy offers a training programme in commercial yachting. This training is aimed at the crew of pleasure craft used for commercial activities, with a gross tonnage lower than 500.
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:

  • Officer up to 200 nautical miles out of the coast (officer 200’)
  • Master up to 200 nautical miles out of the coast (master 200’)
  • Officer unlimited
  • Master unlimited

The programme allows building up the modular training from officer 200’ on to the highest certificate, Master unlimited.
This modular training structure also makes it possible to spread the commercial yachting training over many years.



Bie Van Deun
Vocational Training Coordinator
tel. 03-205 64 35