Do you want learn to sail? 

Get your coastal license!

You have rented a boat without a license and you have discovered a passion for sailing; it is probably time to get your license! Starting 6 CV HP you must possess a boat license.  The coastal license allows you to sail at sea up to 6 nautical miles from a shelter, or just over 11 kilometres. (Sailing without a license is punishable by way of a fine of 1500€). This coastal option gives you the right to sail by day and night, without being limited in engine power, and to drive a jet ski or water scooter over 6hp (by day only).

The practical training is organized into 5 themes:

Boater safety: Ensure the individual and collective safety of the crew, training in the usage of on-board communication media 

Boater's responsibilities : be in charge of the crew and the boat, use distress resources wisely, respect the natural environment 

The boat manoeuvering: how to dock, salvage a box, berth and rescue someone from water

The essentials of the boater: decide on the possibility of an excursion according to a weather report, respect the markings and detect obstacles in a navigation area 

The boat driving : control the engine start-up, the boat's trajectory and speed, shutdown the propulsion, reverse and use of alignments 

Antibes Bateaux Services is certified as a boating school and offers an efficient way to quickly obtain your licence.

The coastal license is obtained in 2 stages: the theorytest (similar to a driver's license) and the practical one.

The theory test is based on different themes and rules of navigation at sea.

  • Marking of coasts, beaches and pictograms  

  • Introduction to the beaconing system region B

  • Steering and road rules

  • The signals

  • Ship lights and marks

  • Navigation and safety rules between leisure craft and professional vessels

  • The concepts of fuel autonomy

  • Protection of the environment, fauna and flora

  • Meteorology

  • Introduction to reading the chart

  • Rules for the use of guarded or automatic locks  

  • Right to use VHF

Our formula at


Not including tax stamps

Including 3 to 5 hours of theoretical lessons

3 to 5 hours of practice

E-learning courses at your own pace (Personal preparation via Internet 7/7 days with remote control)

Our formula at


Not including tax stamps