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RYA Diesel Engine course

The RYA Diesel Engine course will teach basic maintenance and engine care.

Most engine problems can be avoided by taking simple precautions and you don’t need detailed mechanical knowledge.

During this course we will teach you how your engine works, how to keep it healthy by using basic checks and maintenance procedures and how to get it started again in the event of a breakdown. We will look at engine parts in our classroom as well as the real thing on one of our yachts (where practical).


  • 1 Day 0900 - 1700


  • £90

Previous experience required

  • None

Course content

  • Basic engine maintenance and fault finding

Successful course outcome

At the completion of the course you will be issued with the RYA Diesel Engine certificate. You should be able to conduct daily checks, complete simple maintenance tasks and know which bits not to hit too hard with a hammer!

The Diesel Engine course is held in our classroom and includes all class materials, morning and afternoon tea. Lunch is not included.

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