What is the RYA Professional Practices and Responsibilities (PPR) and who is it for?
Each year approximately 4,500 people apply to the RYA for a commercial endorsement in order to use their RYA qualifications professionally as skipper or crew. You could be doing anything from driving a work boat with lifting and towing gear, to running a super yacht in the Mediterranean.
As such, you are no different from the captain of a cruise liner. You have a duty of care to crew, passengers, and other water users, and you will be held to account if things go wrong.
*Whatever your job is on board, in the commercial world you are a professional seafarer. This is a compulsory course for RYA Commercial Endorsement holders.*