The license Recreational Boat Skipper (in Spanish, Patrón Embarcaciones de Recreo, PER) allows the governance of pleasure boats of up to 15 meters in length, and it empowers to navigate the area between the coast and a line parallel traced 12 miles from it. It also empowers navigation between islands within the Balearic and Canarian archipelago. It also allows the government of nautical motorcycles, within the specific limits of navigation applicable to these, in accordance with their technical characteristics.


To obtain the license, in addition to a theoretical exam, Approved navigation practices and short-range radio operator Scope ; These practices must be done in an approved school , as is the Escola Port , which will evaluate and certify that they have been successfully completed.


Additional attributions :

Enable Sail: Sailboat government , as long as Approved candlelight practices .These practices will only need to be done on an occasion and if they have been carried out previously for the PNB degree, it will no longer be necessary to go back to the PER.


Enabling Islands: Government of boats of up to 24 meters in length between the Peninsula and the Balearic Islands for which some navigation practices on a 24 hour long journey.


  • 394 420€
  • Face-to-face theory 20 hours.
  • MOTOR practices 16 hours.
  • ROCA 12 hours.
  • Teaching material.
  • Student insurance, management, 21% VAT.
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Are not included in the course price exam registration fees, the processing fees of the title or the nautical medical certificate. These paperwork can be left in our hands by paying the corresponding amount or you can do that by yourself directly with the administration.



  • Be over 18 years old.
  • To pass the corresponding theoretical exam.
  • To pass the passing of a medical examination carried out in accordance with the requirements set forth in the regulations. Provide a valid medical certificate. See agreements with the Port School .
  • To prove that you have done basic security and navigation mandatory practices of 16 hours.
  • To prove that you have done some mandatory short-range radio-operator practices.
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    Definitions of:

  • Helmet, structure, mooring equipment, helm, helix, dimensions, terminology
  • Mooring and anchor elements:

  • Mooring elements
  • Knots
  • Fondeo
  • Safety at sea:

  • Stability
  • Checks before getting out to sea
  • Measures to take on board with bad weather
  • Storms
  • Low stability
  • Wastewater
  • Safety material
  • Man on the water
  • Trailer
  • Maritime Rescue
  • Legislation:

  • Rules that affect recreational sailing
  • limitations to navigation
  • Divers and swimmers
  • Prevention of pollution
  • National Pavilion
  • Rescue.
  • Protection of natural spaces of the marine environment.
  • Balancing. IALA regulations

  • International Regulations for Preventing Approaches to the Sea (RIPA).
  • Maneuver and navigation

  • Amarras
  • Government with cane or wheel
  • Maneuvers
  • Emergencies at sea

  • Personal accidents
  • involuntary weed
  • Approach
  • Waterways and flood
  • Prevention of fires and explosions
  • Abandonment of the boat
  • Meteorology

  • Importance of weather in navigation
  • Atmospheric pressure
  • Temperature
  • Blubs and anticyclones
  • Wind
  • Coastal breezes
  • Sea
  • Forbidden to memorize scales (Beaufort and Douglas)
  • Theory of navigation

  • Earth sphere
  • Mercatorian letters
  • Nautical publications
  • Unit of distance and speed
  • Magnetic decay
  • Nautical needle
  • Total correction
  • Rumbos
  • Positionlines
  • Dial
  • Aids to navigation
  • Tides
  • Forbidden to memorize card scales, slider types and their operation
  • Navigation Chart

  • Coordinates
  • Distance and direct direction
  • Total correction
  • True direction and direction of needle
  • Situation estimation
  • True situation
  • Tides

(Expand info, in BOE No. 247 October 11 Of 2014 Sec. I. Pages: 83013/83014/83015/83016/83017/83018/83019)

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    Necessary material:
  • Original ID and medical certificate.
  • Pen and eraser, compass, ruler, square bracket, angle transporter, pen, calculator (can not be programmable).
  • Duration:
  • A maximum of 1 hour and 30 minutes.
  • Content:
  • Test of 45 questions that must be answered 32 correctly.
  • International Regulations for Preventing Approaches. At least five questions from 10 should be answered correctly.
  • Navigation chart. At least two questions from the 4 should be answered correctly.
  • Beacons. At least two questions from the 5 should be answered correctly.
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