SAIL BAND SAILING SCHOOL

WE CREATE SKIPPERS

who're not afraid to sail the high sea

  • Practice on brand-new sailing and power yachts in Montenegro
  • We train for the result rather than for a piece of paper, we don't trade in licenses
  • International licenses IYT, the most comprehensive training programs
  • Fair price with no hidden fees, VHF training and studying materials for free
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HOW TO BECOME A YACHT SKIPPER

WHY DO YOU NEED A YACHT LICENSE AND HOW TO GET IT

To become a skipper and get a yacht license, you need to train in a yacht school and pass an exam. Almost like with a car.

This will allow you to charter yachts worldwide, and take family and friends to explore places you may not have even imagined existed. The boundaries of the world will extend and your travel experiences will reach a whole new level of quality and excitement.

But everything is not as simple as it seems. The sea is not a road, and you can't simply pull over to the side of the water. Buying a yacht license without proper training is pointless, as Poseidon is not a police officer, and you can’t just get rid of him with your "sheepskin". 

The training process to become a skilled skipper is complex and requires full dedication and focus from both the instructor and the student. In which educational institution did you study for real, without freebies and absenteeism? School? Institute? Forget it. A yacht school is a place where you shouldn't go if you are not attuned to receive an “honors degree”.

We are ready to train you. Are you ready to learn?

Яхтенные права Bareboat Skipper IYT
Лицензия VHF IYT

You will have the same yachting licenses after you successfully pass the exam

HOW TO OBTAIN A YACHT LICENSE

STEP-BY-STEP GUIDE

Step 1. THE MOST IMPORTANT STEP

CHOOSE THE RIGHT SAILING SCHOOL 

Choosing the right sailing school is crucial and requires careful consideration. To be honest, this step is the most important and responsible. Making the wrong choice can waste your time and money. You need to learn from the best, a school like Sail Band:

Яхт-школа в Черногории
EXTENSIVE MOORING TRAINING

We teach you how to dock until you master it perfectly. During the exam you moor the yacht by yourself.

PREPARATION FOR REAL CHARTERS

We not only teach you the ropes but also share insider secrets and tips that will save you stress and money during your future charters.

NIGHT AND OFFSHORE CROSSING

Many yachting schools focus solely on daytime sailing near the shore, but one day you might find yourself far from land at night. That's why we train you for such scenarios.

TRANSPARENT PRICING WITH NO SURPRISES

We believe in honesty and transparency. We won't burden you with additional fees for VHF training, berthing, fuel, or bed linens. There are no hidden costs whatsoever.

POST-TRAINING SUPPORT

Our support doesn't end with your training. We're here for you even after you've earned your license. We know that guidance and assistance are invaluable for novice captains.

Step 2. THE LESS EXCITING PART

TO LEARN THE YACHTING THEORY

In all yachting schools, including ours, the necessary minimum of yachting theory is studied during the practice. While it's possible to start your practical training without prior theoretical knowledge, we strongly advise against it. Trying to grasp everything at once can be overwhelming. It's better to have a solid understanding of the theory before setting sail. The sea doesn't tolerate rush decisions.

SKIP THE THEORY
Как не надо изучать яхтенную теорию

Don't waste your time and learn all the theory during practice

instantly

you will have to study hard when you come to the boat

there's a risk of failure

free of charge

SELF-STUDY THE THEORY
Изучение яхтенной теории

After signing the contract, we will immediately send you textbooks for free

from 2 weeks to 2 months

requires self-discipline  and focus, can be challenging

you are alone - there is no one to ask

free of charge

VIDEO TUTORIALS
Видеоуроки яхтенной теории

The course consists of 24 video lessons, recorded in plain language

2-3 weeks

everything is explained clearly, and you can ask questions via email

good internet access is necessary

200 €

Needless to say, taking theory lessons at a school (either in person or online) significantly increases your chances of passing the exam successfully. A solid theoretical foundation also makes your sailing adventures safer and could potentially save your life. It's truly essential. 

When a professional instructor presents well-structured material, you're more likely to understand and remember it compared to studying on your own. We strongly recommend investing the time to go through the theory with an instructor. It's important and worthwhile.

Step 3. THE MOST EXCITING PART

PRACTICAL YACHTING TRAINING

wYour practical training will take place in Montenegro aboard our fleet of modern and comfortable cruising yachts. Even if there's a considerable time gap between your theory and practical sessions, and you've forgotten some things, don't worry. We'll review the theory during a brief refreshing course before you set sail. Our experienced instructors will identify any knowledge gaps and help you to figure them out.

SAILING PRACTICE
Обучение на парусной яхте в яхт-школе

Get a sailing license
Bareboat Skipper Sail IYT

10 days

yacht accommodation

no fuel and berthing surcharges

Training cost: €1,450
License cost: €150

POWER PRACTICE
Обучение на моторной яхте в яхт-школе

Get a power license
Bareboat Skipper Power IYT

6 days

yacht accommodation

no fuel and berthing surcharges

Training cost: €1,350
License cost: €150

SAILING & POWER PRACTICE 
Яхтенная практика в яхт-школе

Get a sailing and power license
Bareboat Skipper Sail & Power IYT

13 days

yacht accommodation

no fuel and berthing surcharges

Training cost: €2,300
License cost: €200

Step 4: THE MOST WORRYING

PASS THE YACHTING EXAM

The exam takes place on the final day of your practical training. It evaluates your readiness to obtain a yacht license and sail independently. We don't offer any special treatment or shortcuts, so be ready to give it your all.

WANT TO KNOW WHAT THE YACHTING EXAM IS LIKE IN OUR SCHOOL?

WHAT TO DO AFTER THE COURSE

LEARN MORE ABOUT WHAT AWAITS YOU AFTER YOU GET YOUR LICENSE

Training and getting a yacht license is just the beginning. No school or instructor, even the most talented, is able to turn an inexperienced beginner into a real sea wolf in a short time, who can deal with any situation at sea. Yes, you will know and be able to do everything that is necessary, but then you will need to develop practical skills, gain experience, expand your capabilities and grow and develop in every possible way.

Few people think about what will happen next before training. Now that you've got your license, what to do next? How, where and with whom to gain invaluable experience that turns yesterday's student into this notorious "sea wolf"?

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INSTRUCTIONS “THE TRUE CAPTAIN`S WAY”

If you've only just started getting interested in the possibility of learning and spent some time on it, then you probably have a mess and misunderstanding in your head right now. The Internet is full of offers "from zero to hero", and consciousness suggests that this does not happen? It tells you correctly.

We have written a detailed guide that tells you all the steps that you will have to go through to become an experienced captain, next to whom the crew feels comfortable and safe. This is a long way that we ourselves, and now most of our graduates, have come. And we are not talking about those who immediately went to sea, leaving everything behind, but about ordinary people - office managers, entrepreneurs, IT specialists, etc.

GET “THE TRUE CAPTAIN`S WAY”

We tell you what exactly you need to be able to do, how long it will take, what you need to do, how much it costs, and where you can save money. This will at least help you navigate and understand what awaits you.

ABOUT SAIL BAND SAILING SCHOOL

WHY ANNUALLY HUNDREDS OF BEGINNERS CHOOSE US

We work within the IYT system - one of the most popular and recognized yacht captain training systems worldwide. You can be sure that upon completing our training, you'll receive a legitimate international license, permitting you to charter yachts in almost any maritime country.

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SAIL AND POWER TRAININGS ON NEW YACHTS

We own a fleet of new, modern, and comfortable cruising yachts. The same yachts can be hired in practically any country across the world. It's best to train with the equipment you'll be sailing with so you don't have to re-train and adjust.

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WE TEACH YOU ON THE RESULT AND TRUST YOU OUR YACHTS

We are not only a yachting school, but also a charter company, which means we rent out our yachts. We cannot train poorly because many of our recent grads are among the charter clients; otherwise, you will damage our yachts.

Обучение на шкипера

TRAINING IN MONTENEGRO, AT THE ADRIATIC SEA

We not only teach you how to operate a yacht, but we also prepare you for the international realities of yachting. You will learn to navigate different types of charts, communicate effectively with marinas, and handle important paperwork.

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ONGOING SUPPORT BEYOND TRAINING – WE EMBARK ON THE JOURNEY WITH YOU

We understand that taking your first steps in yachting can be scary, so we don't leave you alone after training. We regularly organize yachting activities for our graduates to help you gain confidence and experience.

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COMPREHENSIVE AND ENGAGING PROGRAMS

We've taken the IYT standard training programs as a foundation, enriching them to provide you with an extended learning experience. Our training programs are not just about acquiring licenses; they are designed to equip you with all the knowledge and practical skills necessary for yachting success. 

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EXCLUSIVE RED SKIPPER'S T-SHIRTS

As proof of your achievement, we issue red SKIPPER T-shirts to our graduates. Check out our Instagram to see how many happy people are proudly wearing their red polos.

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EXPERIENCED INSTRUCTORS, TESTED BY THE SEA

We hire only the best instructors: highly experienced and skilled in pedagogy. Over the years, we've come to realize that this combination is a rarity. That's why we're dedicated to carefully selecting and nurturing the finest instructors to guide you through your training journey.

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WE REALLY WORK WITH PASSION

We are passionate about the sea and our work, and we strive for perfection in everything we do. With youthful maximalism, we approach each training session with dedication and enthusiasm. Many of our graduates become lifelong friends who continue to sail with us for years.

FEEDBACKS ABOUT OUR SCHOOL

ONLY REAL REVIEWS FROM OUR GRADUATES

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REAL SUPPORT FOR GRADUATES

WHY GOING TO A BIG YACHT SCHOOL IS USEFUL

Our graduates are our pride and our responsibility. As the saying goes: "We are responsible for those we have trained." That's why we are available round the clock to answer the calls of our amazing graduates sailing the seas, assisting them with any yachting challenges they may face. Whether it's offering advice, taking action, providing valuable contacts, or simply offering words of encouragement.

When you sign up for training at Sail Band, you can be confident that you will receive a comprehensive experience. you can rest assured that you will receive everything you need to have an unforgettable sailing experience and become part of a lively community of sailing enthusiasts. Pleasant communication and building friendships with fellow seafarers from all over the world are essential aspects of yachting. After all, what's the point if you don't have meaningful connections?

If you've already made up your mind, don't hesitate to reach out to us. We promise you won't regret it. And if you haven't made a decision yet, we encourage you to do so soon, so you won't have any regrets about missed opportunities.

See you at sea!

Montenegro, Tivat,
marina Porto Montenegro

+382 68 566 126
info@sailband.com