Powered Pleasure Craft Driving License (PPCDL)

If you enjoy cruising and wish to pilot your own powered pleasure craft in Singapore waters, consider getting yourself a Powered Pleasure Craft Driving License (PPCDL).

One of the most popular courses in SAFYC, this powerboat course is a comprehensive course that provides you with the freedom to pilot your own craft upon course completion and the passing of the required examinations.

Get started by taking up a 2-day course at SAFYC, where our veteran instructors will bring you through both theory and the practical know-how, and get one step closer to your dream.

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 6758 3359 SAFYC 询问。


- 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. 

Course Duration

2 full days (Saturday & Sunday)
8.30 am to 7.30 pm 

Course Fees

SAFYC Member – $272.50
Public – $348.80
Affiliates* – $294.30
(Inclusive of 9% GST w.e.f. from 01.01.24)

*Affiliates refer to those SAF/MINDEF Personnel and/or students with a valid student ID.


– Comfortable, casual sporting attire is fine.

– Slippers are not allowed. Participants are required to wear either sandals or shoes.

– Please feel free to along bring sunglasses, a cap and a spare change of clothing.

– Rental of a towel is available at the Frontdesk for $2.00 per day.

– Sufficient drinking water

Course Dates

3-4 February 2024

13-14 February 2024

24-25 February 2024

2-3 March 2024

19-20 March 2024

23-24 March 2024

13-14 April 2024

16-17 April 2024

20-21 April 2024

27-28 April 2024

4-5 May 2024

14-15 May 2024

25-26 May 2024

8-9 June 2024

15-16 June 2024

6-7 July 2024

9-10 July 2024

20-21 July 2024

27-28 July 2024

3-4 August 2024

10-11 August 2024

20- 21 August 2024

31 August-1 September 2024

7-8 September 2024

17-18 September 2024

28-29 September 2024

5-6 October 2024

15-16 October 2024

26-27 October 2024

12-13 November 2024

23-24 November 2024

30 November-1 December 2024

7-8 December 2024

14-15 December 2024

17-18 December 2024

28-29 December 2024


– 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.

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. Class will commence with a minimum of 1 participant with a minimum of 2 hours.

PPCDL Refresher Course Fees

PPCDL Refresher (2-hour) – $239.80 for SAFYC Members and Non-members.

To register for our PPCDL course and/or the PPCDL Refresher, please contact our Front desk at 6758 3359 or email us at scangel@safyc.org.sg.

Additional Fees
With effect 1st January 2017, PPCDL exam fees are as follows, all fees are subjected to prevailing GST.

Theory Written Examination; Fees to be paid directly to Singapore Polytechnic
Singaporean: $20.00
Foreigners: $40.00

PPCDL Practical Handling Assessment; Fees to be paid directly to Singapore Polytechnic
Singaporean: $100.00
Foreigner: $150.00

Theory Oral Examination: Fees to be paid directly to Singapore Polytechnic
Singaporean: $50.00
Foreigners: $100.00

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

To register for this course, please contact our front desk at 6758 3359 or email us at scangel@safyc.org.sg

By signing up for this course, participants grant SAF Yacht Club permission to use the photographs/videos taken during the course for future promotional materials (printed/electronic).

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