Commercial Yachting 200 GT

General information


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.

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.
Contact Person: Bie Van Deun (


The highlighted icons, represent the fields of education (in compliance with ISCED Classification) engaged during this course/programme.

1041 - Navigation and seamanship


Venue: Antwerp Maritime Academy
Antwerp, Belgium



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.


Academic level: Lifelong Learning
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