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Advanced Engine Course

This 3-day course is designed for sailors looking to learn how to maintain and service their engines and also covers petrol outboards and basic boat maintenance.

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Advanced Engine Course

This course will appeal to boat owners and crew of Yachts, Tenders and small business vessels such as tour boats. The knowledge gained will enable the candidate to successfully carry out maintenance and fault finding on their vessel.

 495 Euros

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Diesel & Petrol Engines

There are no pre-course requirements for this course as it is designed for beginners looking to better their knowledge. Whether you are already a boat owner, looking to circumnavigate the globe or simply improve your knowledge. This course is designed to help you maintain and service your vessel keeping it in good condition and avoiding unecessary repairs and breakdowns.  Ideal for Yachtmaster Offshore candidates.


Course Syllabus

The course will last 3 days (without optional extra modules) and will consist of a combination of theory in the classroom and practical (hands-on) in the workshop. You will also carry out a service on an inboard diesel and  ‘real-time’ fault diagnosis on a vessel. You will learn;

  • The principles of two and four-stroke engine operation.

  • The difference between Petrol and Diesel engine operations

  • Construction of engines

  • The role of air in the combustion process.

  • The fuel system.

  • The cooling system

  • The lubrication system

  • Engine electrical systems.

  • Fault finding.

  • Servicing a diesel engine.( Practical)

  • Servicing an outboard engine.(practical)

Optional extra modules;

  • Tube repair

  • Gel coat repair

  • Small Fibreglass repairs


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Marbella Sailing School is not just about being out on the water. Part of the RYA curriculum includes theory-based courses and vital skill training including First Aid & VHF Courses.

View all of our practical courses right here. Take to the sea and discover the joys of yachting while learning from experienced instructors who will make sure you learn & most importantly, have a good time.

For those looking to go from Zero to Hero, look no further than our Fast Track programs. Each one individually designed for your needs, whether it be for Charter or Professional work within the maritime industry.

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