Powered Pleasure Craft Driving License (PPCDL)

If you enjoy being in control of cruising in wide-open spaces, you can consider getting yourself a Powered Pleasure Craft Driving License/Powerboat Course (PPCDL). One of the most popular courses in SAFYC, as well as Singapore, this powerboat course is a comprehensive course that provides you with the freedom to pilot your own craft out on the waters upon passing the required examinations.

Boundaries are non-existent and the best thing is, there are no traffic lights and road demarcations but do drive safely. Get started by taking up the simple 2-day course at SAFYC, where our veteran instructors will bring you through both the theory and practical know-how, and one step closer to your dream.

Eligibility / Pre-Requisite
Age 16 and above. Must produce a valid certificate by a medical practitioner certifying that he/she is not physically handicapped and passed an eyesight test that includes sight and color vision.

PPCDL Course Fees
SAFYC Member – $235.40
Public – $321.00
Affiliates – $288.90

*The PPCDL course duration comprises of 1 weekend: 1 x full Saturday + 1 x full Sunday.
**Affiliates refer to those SAF/MINDEF Personnel or students.

With effect 1st January 2017, PPCDL exam fees will be revised as follows:
Theory Written Examination: Singaporean: $20.00 *, Foreigners: $40.00* (Fees to be paid directly to Singapore Polytechnic)
Theory Oral Examination: Singaporean: $50.00*, Foreigners: $100* (Fees to be paid directly to Singapore Polytechnic)
PPCDL Practical Handling Assessment: Singaporean: $100*, Foreigner: $150* (Fees to be paid directly to Singapore Polytechnic)
License Fee: $20.00 (Fees to be paid to Maritime Port Authority)
Theory Examination Review Fee: $120.00* per review (Fees to be paid directly to Test Centre)
*All fees are subjected to prevailing GST.

Course Duration
2 days (Saturday & Sunday)
8.30 am to 3.30 pm (Theory Lessons)
3.30 pm to 7.30 pm (Practical Lessons)

PPCDL Attire:
You may wear any ‘Sunday Rig’ i.e. beachwear is fine, however, please wear either Sandals or Shoes as Slippers are not allowed;
Please feel free to bring sunglasses or foul-weather gears for use during the Practical Lesson.
You are advised to bring your own towel (Rental of towel is available at the front desk for $2.00 per day.)

Course Dates for 2020
4 – 5 January 2020, 18 – 19 January 2020
1 – 2 February 2020, 15 – 16 February 2020
7 – 8 March 2020, 21 – 22 March 2020
4 – 5 April 2020, 18 – 19 April 2020
2 – 3  May 2020, 16 – 17 May 2020, 30 – 31 May 2020
6 – 7 June 2020, 20 – 21 June 2020
4 – 5 July 2020, 18 – 19 July 2020
1 – 2 August 2020, 15 – 16 August 2020, 29 -30 August 2020
5 – 6 September 2020, 19 – 20 September 2020
3 – 4 October 2020, 17 – 18 October 2020
31 October – 1 November 2020, 21 – 22 November 2020
5 – 6 December 2020, 19 – 20 December 2020

To register for this course, click the links below:

Non Members Members

Please contact our front desk if you need assistance to register for our courses and activities.

Course Syllabus (Theory & Practical)
Nautical Terms
Equipment & Usage
Emergencies
Mechanical & Electrical Equipment
Pleasure Craft & Singapore Port Regulations
Regulations for Preventing Collision at Sea
Coastal Navigation
General Hints
Relevant Port Marine Circulars & Notices
Practical Boat Handling

Course Materials: A PPCDL Course Handbook and a set of trial theory examination questions.
Course Dates: Every weekend at Sembawang Clubhouse*

新加坡武装部队游艇俱乐部 (SAFYC)开办华文游艇驾驶课程。两天课程包括课堂理论和海上游艇驾驶实习。参加课程后可考取新加坡港务局(MPA)游艇驾照 (PPCDL)。详情可拨电 67583359 SAFYC 询问。

PPCDL Refresher Course
Participants who wish to have additional practical lessons prior to their test may register for a refresher course on their own or ‘craft-pool’ with fellow participants.

Fee: $100 per hour*

*Class will commence with a minimum of 10 participants for courses conducted in English and a minimum of 5 participants for courses conducted in Mandarin