Motor Boat Licence


Saturday 6 April 2024 (1000-1430) Click HERE to book

Sunday 14 April 2024 (1000-1430) Click HERE to book

Saturday 27 April 2024 (1000-1430) Click HERE to book

In Tasmania, a motorboat licence is required to operate a vessel 4hp or more (except for a hire and drive vessel).

The RYCT is an accredited provider of the MAST Motor Boat Licence which is valid for a three year period (pro-rata) and all licences have a common expiry date.

For More information please contact Michael Vincent:

The cost is $140 per person. 


The MAST Motor Boat Provisional licence for children 12-17 years can be offered during all courses.

The cost is $110 for a provisional licence.


This course assumes you’ve obtained and studied the MAST Safe Boating Handbook prior to undertaking the licence test. The handbook is available to download HERE.


This course will cover launching, trip planning, safe loading and buoyancy, use of flares and distress signals, meteorology, rules of the road, special rules, safe navigation, vessel preparation and maintenance, damage control, Man Overboard and recovery, operational areas, safety equipment, marine radios, anchoring, responsibility and restrictions of provisional motorboat licence.


To gain the MAST Motor Boat Licence requires attending a 4.5 hour course which includes a practical session in a motorboat, a theory session, and exam.


The Instructor will provide all learning support material and resources as required. You will need to bring warm clothing, spray jacket, hat, sun block, drinks, and a snack. Please bring your own lifejacket if you have one. If you don’t, disinfected lifejackets are available for use.

Information from the MAST website

  • The motorboat licence is valid for a three year period (pro rata). Licences all have a common expiry date.  It is not a requirement to carry your licence when on the water in Tasmania but MAST by-laws stipulate that, if requested, the licence must be produced within 14 days.
  • Plastic licence cards are no longer automatically issued.  A plastic card can be obtained by emailing at a cost of $7.90.
  • MAST has been advised by a number of hire companies both overseas and in Australia that producing a plastic licence card is not necessary when hiring a vessel.
  • A motorboat licence is for recreational boating only. You will need a Certificate of Competency to operate a vessel commercially.