maritime instructor


Maritime instructors teach all those occupationally piloting a boat or a ship, such as skippers and ship captains, how to operate their inland water boats or maritime ships according to regulations. They teach their students theory and techniques on how to optimally pilot, steer and navigate, and maintain their specific boat or ship, observe and evaluate the students' practice. They also focus on non-steering related subjects such as customer service (in case of person transportation) and safety measure regulations.

Scope notes

Includes people performing recreational boating instruction and sailing instruction not for proffesional means.

Alternative label

  • occupational boating instructor

  • maritime training instructor

  • boating instructor

  • instructor in maritime training

  • maritime trainer

  • specialist maritime training instructor

  • ship pilot trainer

  • ship pilot instructor

Regulatory aspect

To see if and how this occupation is regulated in EU Member States, EEA countries or Switzerland please consult the Regulated Professions Database of the Commission. Regulated Professions Database:


Essential skills and competences

Essential Knowledge

Optional skills and competences

Optional Knowledge



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