The aim of the course is to give awareness of the main systems of a marine diesel engine and the ability to take simple measures to prevent mechanical breakdown at sea by rectifying defects which do not require workshop support.


COURSE FEE US$240 – Currency Converter
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  • Light Lunch
  • Use of Fridge Freezer & Gas Cooker
  • Free Wi-Fi on school premises
  • All relevant RYA course notes and training materials
  • RYA Certificate
  • Top quality training. Read what our past clients think in our Client Reviews

Discounts / student:

  • 5% – 2 students on the same course.
  • 7.5% – 3 students on the same course.
  • 10% – 4 students, or more, on the same course.

Course Content: See Syllabus details.

Course Duration: 09:00 – 17:30


  • All year round, but usually Fridays and Saturdays subject to prior bookings. We are confident we can offer you what you want, when you want it.
  • Reserve your dates.

Consider our 1 or 2 day training courses that will enhance your training and make the most of your time in Antigua. Not only will you maximise the investment in your trip, you will depart with two RYA qualifications instead of one!

If you wish to include any of the following in your package please Contact Us for availability

Please visit our USA Online Store, or UK Online Store for the following recommended pre-course study materials, and a selection of clothing, sailing and travel accessories.

      • International Regulations for the Prevention of Collision at Sea
      • RYA Diesel Engine Handbook

To assist with your planning we offer some suggestions for Accommodation and Travel

Diesel Engine Maintenance Syllabus

DEM - Syllabus

Introduction to Principles
The 4 Stroke Cycle
The Fuel System
The Cooling System
The Air Systems
Engine Electrical Systems
Spares & Tool Requirements
Winterisation & Servicing
Fault Finding

diesel engine