The Royal Decree 875/2014 establishes the rules to obtain a nautical licence. The Balearic Islands Autonomous Community will issue this licence.
You can look up the exam dates here
In our centre, you will be able to obtain or renew any of the following nautical licences:
- Navigation Licence
- Licence Patrón de Moto Náutica (Tipo A, B o C)
- Licence Patrón para Navegación Básica (PNB)
- Licence Patrón de Embarcaciones de Recreo (PER)
- Licence Patrón de Yate
- Licence Capitain de Yate
You will need to bring:
- Glasses, if you need them.
The photos will be taken in the medical centre free of charge. Plus, we will give you 5 photos for free.
We will test your ears and eyes conditions, your reflex, and you will be asked several medical questions.
The nautical licence must be renewed every 10 years, with the exception of people over 70 years, who will have to renew it every 5 years.
If you want to obtain or renew your nautical licence and it’s been less than 2 years since the last time you came, it won’t be necessary to do all the test, although you will need to do a colour blindness test, specially to check red and green.
First of all, you must be at least 18 years old, and you must drive during the day (never at night). Boat wise, it must have an engine with a maximum power of 11,26 kilowatt and up to 5 metres long, in the case of a sailboat up to 6 metres. Never drive further than 2 nautical miles away from the coast.
You can sail during the day and up to 2 nautical miles away from the coast. This licence permits to navigate jet-ski class C and recreational boats up to 6 metres long and a limited power. This licence must be issued by: the sail federation, or the nautical schools.
Jet-Ski C Licence
Power lower than 55 cv.
Jet-Ski B Licence
Power between 55 cv and 110cv.
Jet-Ski A Licence
Power equal or higher than 110 cv.
Licence Patrón para Navegación Básica (PNB)
8 metres long recreational boats with engine, with permission to sail no further than 5 nautical miles away from the coast. And navigate Jet- Ski as well.
In addition, you could obtain a permit to navigate a sailboat.
Licence Patrón de Embarcaciones de Recreo (PER)
Recreational boats with engine no longer than 15 metres and with permission to sail up to 12 miles away from the coast. You can navigate within the Balearic Islands and also drive jet ski.
In addition, you could obtain a permit to navigate further than the islands and navigate sailboats and other boats no longer than 24 metres.
Licence Patrón de Yate
Recreational boats with engine no longer than 24 metres, with permission to navigate no further than 150 nautical miles away from the coast. And navigate Jet- Ski as well. In addition, you could obtain a permit to navigate sailboats.
Licence Capitán de Yate
Recreational boats with engine no longer than 24 metres, without geographical limits. And navigate Jet- Ski as well.
In addition, you could obtain a permit to navigate sailboats.