Congratulations! Arabian Ocean Rowing Team

Have crossed the finish line in a time of 42 days, 7 hours and 35 minutes! On Monday 23rd January at 15:50 local Antigua time, Toby Gregory, James Raley and Raimundo Tamagnini completed The Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge – The World’s Toughest Row! Trained by JLS Yachts Training Institute!

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RYA First Aid

OK, So Why JLS Yacht Training Institute?

There are many reasons why you should choose JLS Yacht Training Institute for your International boat license and Boating Journey, but most importantly because:

We are an Internationally Recognized  Royal Yachting Association (RYA) Training Center

JLS Yacht Training Institute (JLSYTI) is an RYA Recognized Training Centre (RTC). The RYA was initially established in 1875 to standardize Yachting and Sail training and ensure that competitions were run fairly with a single set of rules.  It soon became obvious that the RYA would become the World leader in Yacht Training and Powerboat Training. The main AIM of both the RYA and JLSYTI is to deliver SAFE, PROFESSIONAL training to try to make water users safer. Our training facility is the Industry Leader in pleasure and light commercial training in the Middle East.

We are ASACERT ISO 9001 Certified

JLS holds the Worldwide recognized ISO 9001:2015 Quality Management System Certification. This shows our dedication and focus to ensuring our Policies, Procedures, and Processes follow the above system.  This in turn provides a better experience for our customers. All JLS Operations and staff from Top to Bottom work within the framework of the ISO System. As part of this system, our course delivery offers both Regulated and Non-Regulated courses. The regulated courses are subject to Internal Quality Assurance and External Quality Assurance visits annually from the UK Awarding Body (RYA).  The Non-Regulated courses that have been produced by JLSYTI are produced using “Due Diligence” at levels, from production to delivery.

20 Years in Marine Service Industry & Counting..

Depending on the course being delivered, our class sizes range from 12:1 for RYA First Aid, RYA VHF Radio course and STCW courses, down to a maximum of 3:1 per course during the Marine driving licenses certification courses such as the RYA Level 2, Intermediate, and Advanced Powerboat Courses. This allows us to provide maximum interaction between the Instructor and student. This complies with both Internal and External Quality assurance and local legislation and ensures Quality learning is taking place. This ensures that before the student applies for their UAE boat driving license or Dubai boat driving license, JLSYTI has Ensured the student fully understands the Rules and regulation controlling their safe use of the Marine Environment, and their ability to handle a boat safely.

Our JLS Team

All our RYA Powerboat Instructors are Trained, Developed, and Mentored by our in-house Train the Trainer or an RYA Trainer from the UK who will visit us to run an RYA Powerboat Instructor Course. We also have a Robust Internal Quality Assurance Policy as explained above. All our training teams carry out annual Continual Personal Development (CPD) to ensure the training they offer us is both up-to-date and in line with both the Awarding body and Local and International Legislation.

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What People say

How real people said about JLS Yacht Training Institute. Check out our Google Reviews and see how many stars we got!


Gerardo Rocha Haardt

RYA Intermediate & Advanced

It was great to train here, all materials readily available, good classroom setup, very knowledgeable instructor Gajender willing to guide one to achieve a smooth learning process. They have other courses as well I might be interest in the future and bought 2 RYA books available at the same place. Right in front of the Marina so very motivating


Mike Concepcion

RYA PB2 Student

Superb! very exciting training and i got my international RYA Certificates in 2 days! I passed the training because my instructor is very very good. Planning to take RYA intermediate very soon.


Dave Landicho

RYA Students

Its amazing to have a license in this company, they giving a good costumer service for booking and the most important you’ll gonna have a good knowledge before you take license because this company have a nice Instructors and have amazing knowledge for teaching the students, that why Im very happy for having a license in JLS company.


Katrine Pucan

RYA PB2 Student

Thank you JLS Team! specially to Ms. Aileen. Very approachable to her clients! Keep it up! We got a fast and smooth Transaction! Got our license very fast! Extremely recommended for those aspiring captains and Deck crews! Have a good year ahead Team! regards to all!


Arnee P

RYA PB2 Student

Learn a new thing is in my 2020 bucket list and i just checked it off!
Great instructor and awesome experience!


Dann P. Duyan

RYA PB2, Intermediate, Advanced Student

I will recommend JLS Yacht Training Center, they have a very nice instructor. He is good in teaching you can learn a lot from them and also to their office staff like Ailene she always accommodate my concerns that’s why i give 5 star.


Captain Siraj


JLS Yacht Training Institute is one of the best sea school in the Dubai they have a very good instructors and very good coordinator…


Dr. Michael J. Kloep

GEC Member

JLS Yachts ist sehr zu empfehlen, wenn man effektiv, effizient sowie praxisorientiert den Bootsführerschein erwerben möchte. Sehr erfahrende Kapitäne erklären das Basis- aber auch das Expertenwissen für jeden verständlich. Somit kann man z.B. die Ausbildung „RYA Powerboat Intermediate“ und den „RYA Powerboat Advanced“ in kleinen Gruppe und mit viel Spaß erwerben.