Sun Coast Marine Sea School are the RYA’s premier tidal motor-cruiser
and powerboat training centre on mainland Spain.

From our base in the beautiful Puerto de la Duquesa on Spain’s western Costa del Sol, we offer a wide range of RYA practical and shore based courses from beginner to Yachtmaster. Training takes place aboard our fully MCA coded flybridge cruisers under the watchful eye of an experienced RYA yachtmaster instructor.


School Principal Phil Jackson is a highly experienced RYA Yachtmaster instructor and Yachtmaster examiner who oversees all courses at the school. He has trained rock stars, bankers, Princes and binmen but still keeps his feet firmly planted on the deck remembering how he started as a deckhand on a fishing boat. His enthusiasm for all things boating really comes through and in addition to teaching he is in high demand for super yacht deliveries around the world.

See yourself as a Captain?

For boat owners we also offer the option of own boat tuition. Our aim is to provide the very best of training in a relaxed atmosphere, where you can gain valuable experience qualifications whilst enjoying a holiday at the same time!


In order to maintain the highest standards, we only ever utilise RYA qualified instructors for our training courses. We also have excellent charter packages available, where one of our boats can provide the ultimate holiday experience for you, your friends or family. Again our skippered charters only use fully qualified crew to ensure the safety of all our charter customers.
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