The Rigid Inflatable Boat or RIB is a relatively recent development, but has become a very important design of vessel. They are used for a large variety of purposes (as well as having fun of course). 

RIB Skipper 2 Course

The onshore teaching will be conducted at SIA's school. The RIB Skipper 2 course is designed to train a beginner to be a competent operator of a boat and to understand fundamentals such as safety, boat handling, mooring, anchoring, towing and including seamanship topics such as collision regulations.

RIB's can be used to support a larger yacht, as a passenger or crew boat for use from yacht to shore, and they are often used as safety boats as they are fast and very maneuvrable.  A RIB may also be used to tow yachts and other vessels or as a dive boat. The RIB Skipper should be fully conversant with his or her vessel and who to use it. That is what this course is all about.

The course includes manoeuvring two or three sizes of RIB. There is also some theory, Rules of the Road, Safety, Tides, Basic Chart Work and VHF radio usage. You’ll lean to handle the boat at slow speed and at higher speeds a well as how to anchor and picking a mooring.

The course is usually 3 days as you also need to complete the VHF radio course.  You also need to have a VHF radio certificate which is  mandatory for RIB Skipper Certification to be authorized.  This is a course that is ideal for Super Yacht Crew.


Additional Details:
  • Simple Chart Work / Navigation
  • Rules of the Road - Good Knowledge
  • Pilotage
  • Crew and Yacht management
  • Slow speed manoeuver
  • Tides
  • Lights And Shapes
  • Safety
  • Towing
  • Anchoring
  • Safety Checks - Personal, Boat, Weather etc.
  • Engine Checks and Preparation
  • MOB
  • High Speed Techniques

Previous experience: None required
Duration: 2 days
Qualifications: Small Powerboat and RIB Skipper
What's included: Safety equipment, Instruction, Basic handouts,Practical Test and Theory Exam, Bottled Water, Fuel and Insurance
What's Optional: Sailing Gloves, SiA T shirts, SiA Caps and Log Books
What's required: Waterproof roll bag, light deck shoes,shorts or long trousers,t shirt, sunglasses and sunblock 

We can help you with the following on request:
  • Accommodation
  • Airport Transfer
  • Motor Bike or Car Rental
  • What to do and where to go in PhuketA
Course Dates:
RIB Skipper Courses start on

15th and 29th of each month

Not the right dates for you? Contact us, we can often arrange other dates for PRIVATE courses.

Book 60 days early for a great discount!

RIB Skipper Course Prices


Location Duration (days) Early Booking Discount Price (THB)
>90 Days Before >30 Days Before Full Price
Phuket 2 20,000 23,000 26,000
Phuket - with VHF Radio Course 3 26,000 29,000 32,000
RIB Master Course

RIB Master Course

Duration: 2 Days