Bootsfahrschule und Segelschule Berlin Spandau

Welcome to the sailing and boating school in Berlin

We offer :
  • Marine radio courses (SRC)
  • Only in german lanuage:

  • Inland waterways radio courses (UBI)
  • Courses in sailing and motor boating
  • Day Skipper Course
  • Courses for Coastal Skipper
  • Official examinations (DMYV)
For all courses:
  • Instructions untill you can pass the examination
  • Flexible lessons and training, based on your schedule and needs
  • Special conditions for students and pupils
  • Lessons only in german language with new powerboats

RYA Short Range Certificate

The Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) phased out examinations for the Restricted (VHF only) Radio Operator's Certificate and replaced them with the GMDSS Short Range Certificate (SRC). These examinations are conducted by the Royal Yachting Association.

Our course is designed to teach the operation of Radio Telephone VHF equipment, including the GMDSS (DSC) system. The new system includes the use of EPIRB, SART, NAVTEX. The VHF Short Range Certificate is the key to using VHF-DSC-radios legally.
Skipper must be in possession of an operating certificate for the radio equipment on board the ship.

You receive practical and theoretical training until you can confidently pass the examination. We always instruct in small groups, insuring that lessons are tailored to the instruction you require. All practical instructions conducted with the same type of radio equipment used in the official examination.


Inland waterway motorboat course (SBF-Binnen) in Berlin (german language)

The official Inland Waterways Motorboat Certificate is required on all inland waterways for the navigation of ships with more than 15 horse power.

In Berlin an operating certificate for inland waters is required for sailing and motor boats, depending of the engine size. Our courses include all practical and theoretical lessons, course book and ropes for learning all of the knots tested in the examination.

course powerboating

Practical training for motorboat maneuvers (german language)

60 minutes at the helm with an experienced instructor at your side, learning the maneuvers required for the Inland Waterways Motorboat Certificate or Day Skipper practical examinations.

If you already have a basic knowledge of boating, are able to navigate and need a ship and skipper for your examination, we can help!
An experienced instructor is at your disposal to prepare you for the practical examination, or to assist you in learning or practicing maneuvers of your choice.
As with all of our courses, you decide when lessons will be held. We can also register you for the official examinations.

Coastal Course (SBF-See) in Berlin (german language)

An official coastal license is required on the waterways within 3 miles from the coast of many European countries. This operators certificate is the minimum requirement for navigation of pleasure motor boats or sailing vessels. We offer Cruiser Courses from March to November each year. Course instruction times are flexible, and in groups of no more than three students per boat and per instructor.

Requisites for the examination:
Minimum age of 16 years, medical attestation for hearing and eyesight.

Included in the price of our course are theoretical and practical instruction, no limitation on the amount of lessons: Our flexible approach to training and instruction insures that you will be well prepared for your examination.

day skipper course berlin

SKS - course, similar to Coastal Skipper (german language)

The SKS is an advanced skipper certificate especially for yachtsmen and women who are interested in an advanced knowledge of sailing and navigation. This certificate is a voluntary official license for navigation within coastal waters – waters within 12 nautical miles of the coast. In many countries the SKS is required for chartering yachts.

- Day Skipper license.
- A minimum of 300 nautical miles of sailing experience, which we offer as part of our practical training on the Baltic sea.

The practical training on our yachts set sail from Stralsund or Heiligenhafen. You and your fellow crew members with sail for one week, at the end of which the practical examination will take place. You can see some pictures of these courses.

coastal skipper course

SSS in Berlin