ClickCease NAVatHOME Diesel Operations

One of the biggest callouts for sea rescue and lifeboats is a mechanical breakdown. If the issue was something simple, then this is both very embarrassing for you and potentially takes sea rescue away from others who also need help.


Diesel Engine Operations & Maintenance Course

We breakdown the mystery of the engine to make it easy for everyone to understand. This course is intended to reduce the potential for a breakdown, or to have a chance to fix an issue yourself without having to call out for help from the sea rescue.

There is no need to have any prior mechanical skills or knowledge for this course, and you will be surprised at how easy the checks and tasks actually are.

This course covers all the theory of the RYA diesel couse and more in an easy to use interactive environment and also includes environmental awareness considerations that are not covered in other marine diesel courses. This course extensive, and detailed, however it is not an RYA accredited course as it does not include the hands on element such as completing an oil change that is part of the accredited courses.

This course has amalgamated the best elements of various diesel courses, and personal experience from our international network of instrutors to create a course that represents the needs of yachtspersons in all locations. It is great for anyone wanting to be more comfortable with the operation of a marine diesel engine.


- NAVatHOME Diesel Operations & Maintenance Certificate

  • $70 AUD inc GST.

  • - Online E-Learing program with immediate access.

  • - Less than 8 hours of study time.

  • - No prior experience required.

  • - The theory can be covered in as little as 8 hours.

  • - 3D animated videos with internal cutaways.

  • - Ideal for Yachts with auxillary diesel engines and large Motor Cruisers.

  • Jerry, a student from Alice Springs wrote to us after doing the course:

    I am really impressed with the Graphics and Simulation and will Constantly Refer to then Out on the Water...Even with my own Land Rover...the Beauty of the Graphics Certainly make Life Easy to appreciate the What's and Whys with Where something has gone wrong or needs attention...

    For those who have never had the Opportunity to Grasp the Fundamental Engineering of Diesel -; Land or Marine this is a Gem of a Course..

    Who is this course for?

    This is the only diesel course available that we know of that will allow you to be on your boat, going through the course and doing your own maintenance checks in real time. It is ideal for any skipper or crew that wants to understand more about the workings of the marine diesel engine.

    •     Yachts with auxillary diesel engines.
    •     Diesel Engine Motor Cruisers.
    •     Anyone planning an extended trip.

    Course Pre-Requisites:

    No Prior Experience Required

    What the course covers:

    • Internal Combustion
    • The Combustion Sequence
    • Safety
    • Environmental Concerns

    Being able to work out where you are, what hazards are nearby and where you can go using multiple methos is what separates good navigators from those who just follow a GPS.

    • Basic Operation
    • Key Parts
    • Environmental Concerns

    Nothing has changed navigation like the advent of GPS and affordable radar. Unforunately not everyone understands what has been gained and what has been lost. Good navigation practices strive to seek a balance between the convenience of electronic navigation, and the established safe practice of traditional navigation techniques.

    • The Fuel System.
    • Lubrication System.
    • The Cooling System.
    • Air System.
    • Electrical System
    • Accessories

    The impact of Tidal movements are more than just the inward and outward flow of seawater

    • Loss of Power
    • Excessive Smoke
    • Failure to start

    How is the course delivered

    The course is provided using the world class NAVatHOME RYA accredited training program.

    Support and Extras

    Through out your course, you will be supported either by one of the NAVatHOME expert instructors, or by one of our supporting instructor at a partner school. Throughout the course, students will have full access to all NAVatHOME supporting resources and access to the international Navathome support network if you are planning an overseas trip.

    • Lifetime Access to Downloads
    • Reccomended Spares
    • Reccomended onboard tool kit

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    NAVatHOME Australia and are a family run orgnaisaition offering online RYA courses for over 15 years.
    The School Principal is an RYA Yachtmaster instructor and has a Master Class 5 for power and sail.
    The Punchlist Group Pty Ltd, ACN 647 832 997