We are excited to offer the Master 100 Tons Inland / Near Coastal Course! It may surprise some to know that the term “captain” is purely honorific, as the position technically is known as the vessel’s “master.” Qualification does require a certain level of mastery in a number of different disciplines, as well as the ability to navigate the bureaucratic waters of governmental paperwork! We will try to give you as many navigational markers as we can along the way.
A licensed master of 100 tons may operate US registered vessels of up to but not exceeding their licensed tonnage upon either inland (less than 3 miles offshore) or near coastal (less than 100 miles offshore), with no restriction as to the number of passengers carried (this limitation is dependent on the Certificate of Inspection associated with the vessel being captained).
This course is intended to provide the candidate with a certificate in lieu of examination at a United States Coast Guard Regional Exam center, demonstrating comprehension of subjects equal to or better than those required of a Master of 100 tons upon Inland or Near Coastal Waters (limitations of lesser tonnage or waters will be based on the candidate’s ability to meet application requirements).