23 Marieville Esp, Sandy Bay TAS 7005  03 6223 1977

RYA Marine Diesel Course

All too often Marine Rescue services are called out to attend to engine breakdowns, and in many cases these could have been avoided if the skippers had carried out some routine maintenance or simple trouble- shooting.

The aim of the RYA Diesel Engine course is to prevent machinery breakdown at sea. If you do have mechanical problems this course will teach you how to get going again. As a crew member on a racing or cruising sailboat this course will extend your maritime skills and enhance your value as a crew member.

The cost is $195 per person. DSS members receive a 10%  discount.


This course assumes that you have no prior knowledge.


This course will cover principles of diesel engine operation, systems and parts of the engine, fault finding, rectification of common problems, bleeding the fuel system, changing the impeller, routine maintenance and winter layup procedures.


To gain the RYA Marine Diesel certificate requires attending a 6 hour course held over 2 nights of 3 hours.


Your instructor will provide all learning support material and resources. It is advisable to bring old clothing as you will be hands on a diesel motor and parts. 

The RYA Diesel Engine Handbook is also available for purchase for $30 from the DSS Office, and is an optional resource for this course.

Find out more

For more information about this course please contact Jo at the DSS Office;
Phone 03 6223 1977 | email sailtrain@dssinc.org.au


Monday 22 Feb & Wednesday 24 Feb 2021 – FULLY BOOKED

Monday 29 Mar & Wednesday 31 Mar 2021 REGISTER HERE

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Monday 21 Jun & Wednesday 23 Jun 2021 REGISTER HERE

To go on the waiting list please contact the office on; Phone 03 6223 1977 | email sailtrain@dssinc.org.au