Pleasure Yacht Driving Course

The only MSA approved training centre in Guangzhou for Coastal Waters First Class Driving License

With a vision of creating a premier leisure destination and regional boating hub of Southern China, Nansha Marina has always aspired to actively promote sailing culture and marine lifestyle to the public at large.

Managed by Nansha Marina, Nansha Sailing Academy (or Nansha Nautical Training Center) is currently the only training centre in Guangzhou officially approved by the Chinese Maritime Safety Authority (MSA) to conduct pleasure Yacht Driving License course (Coastal Waterways, 1st class).

After completion of a 10- day theoretical and practical courses and passing the final exams, the trainee will receive China MSA’s nationwide recognized powerboat driving license.

Pre-requisite: min 18 years old, up to physical examination requirements
Training arrangements: theoretical and practical training, 2-day exam, total 10 days.
Examination: examination content is divided into two parts: theory and practice, conducted by Guangzhou Maritime Safety Administration official.

Training fees

Type of License Member’s Rate (RMB) Guest’s Rate (RMB)
Coastal first class 13500 15000


Training start plan for the first half of 2021

Month Training period Position License Type Max Trainees Batch Number Deadline for registration Theory Exam Assessment Exam Points
Exam Time Exam room Exam Time Exam room
July July 8-18
(July 15-rest)
Yacht Operators First class 20 pax 2105 July 6
July 19 Guangzhou Maritime
Safety Administration
July 20 Nansha Marina Guangzhou Maritime
August August 13-23
(August 20-rest)
Yacht Operators First class 20 pax 2106 August 11
August 24 Guangzhou Maritime
Safety Administration
August 25 Nansha Marina Guangzhou Maritime
September September 3-13
(September 10-rest)
Yacht Operators First class 20 pax 2107 September 1
September 14 Guangzhou Maritime
Safety Administration
September 15 Nansha Marina Guangzhou Maritime
October October 21-31
(October 29-rest)
Yacht Operators First class 20 pax 2108 October 19
November 1 Guangzhou Maritime
Safety Administration
November 2 Nansha Marina Guangzhou Maritime
(Weekend class)
November 6-7、November 13-14
November 19-21、November 26-28
Yacht Operators First class 20 pax 2109 November 4
November 29 Guangzhou Maritime
Safety Administration
November 30 Nansha Marina Guangzhou Maritime
November 18-28
(November 26-rest)
November 16
December December 9-19
(June 18-rest)
Yacht Operators First class 20 pax 2110 December 6
December 20 Guangzhou Maritime
Safety Administration
December 21 Nansha Marina Guangzhou Maritime

Phone registration:Call the registration hotline 020-39078888
On-site registration:Come to Nansha Marina to complete the registration procedure.
Address:No. 5 South Gangqian Road, Nansha District, Guangzhou