RYA Diesel Engine Maintenance Course

Prior experience required : None
Minimum age : None
Duration : 1 day
Number of students : Minimum 4 / Maximum 6

The course is presented at our office based in Club Mykonos Private Resort in Langebaan.

The course aims to give students an awareness of the main systems of a marine diesel engine to enable them to take simple measurements for preventing mechanical breakdown at sea and rectify defects which do not require workshop support.

Who is it for?

Any person going to sea on a small boat equipped with a diesel engine will find the course useful. The course will also benefit those seeking work in the Mega Yachting Industry.

Ability after course

The student will be able to make simple repairs and do basic maintenance on a marine diesel engine.

Course material

Each student receives the following which is yours to keep after the course:

  • RYA Course Manual
  • RYA Diesel Engine Maintenance Certificate
  • Complimentary Atlantic Yachting Cap

Our training includes the following:

  • Training manual
  • Stationary (on loan)
  • Pocket calculators (on loan)




The course content is as follows:

  1. Introduction
    • Principles of the diesel engine
  1. The four-stroke cycle
    • Naturally aspirated engines
    • Turbocharging
    • Intercooling/aftercooling
  1. The fuel system
    • The basic system
    • The tank
    • The water-separating pre-filter
    • Fuel lift pump

(Source: Royal Yachting Association Syllabus and Logbook G15/10)

Qualification obtained

RYA Diesel Engine Certificate

Course fees

Please contact us for our course prices and request a detailed quote.

Course dates


The course is presented throughout the year. Please contact us for course dates. If you have a group booking (4 – 5 or more people) we will try our best to accommodate you on your dates.

Accommodation and Food


For your own account UNLESS you are on a career course

Complimentary coffee, tea, sugar and milk supplied


For your own account UNLESS you are on a career course.


What to bring


  • Suitable comfortable clothing
  • Sleeping Bag
  • Extra money for food & beverages


  • Booklets supplied on loan
  • Course completion certificate
  • Complimentary tea, coffee, sugar, milk


National and some international flights land at Cape Town International Airport. The airport is approximately an hour’s drive from our office in Langebaan.

Car rentals from airport/Cape Town

There are drop-off points for the following rental car companies in Langebaan:


  • Telephone/Fax number: +27 (0)22 772 2807


  • Telephone/Fax number: +27 (0)22 772 1000

Travel Arrangements

If the need be, we can assist you in making arrangements to meet your transport and alternative accommodation needs. We make use of a registered shuttle service between Cape Town and Langebaan.


Please meet us at the Atlantic Yachting Office at the Club Mykonos Marina, Agora Square at 08:00. After the first day theory courses will commence at 08:00am and finish by 17:00.

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