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Master (Yachts) - Stability

About this course

Our yacht deck courses have achieved the highest pass rates in the industry for the last six years - 85% overall and 94% for Master (Yachts) modules.

This course builds on the knowledge gained in the stability section of the OOW (Yachts) General Ship Knowledge course and gives a greater insight into the subject.

The course covers the basic principles of hydrostatics, hull form and static and initial stability. It also includes the interpretation of curves of statical stability, ships’ stability data and calculations involving loading and shifting of weights, dry docking, longitudinal stability and basic calculation.

Course content

Basic principles

  • Basic principles of hydrostatics and related terms
  • Fineness of hull form and resistance to forward motion
  • Statical stability
  • Initial stability
  • Loading, discharging and shifting weights

List and related problems

  • List
  • The inclining experiment
  • The effect of slack tanks on the centre of gravity

Curves of statical stability

  • Curves of statical stability
  • Stability data supplied to yachts

Loll, dry-docking and longitudinal stability

  • Angle of loll
  • Dry-docking
  • Longitudinal stability

Course delivery location

This course is delivered from Solent University's main East Park Terrace campus in Southampton city centre. Please refer to your joining instructions for information of where to report to when you arrive. 

Southampton city centre map

Getting to Solent University

How to book

Please contact the admissions team if you require more information about this course:

Telephone: +44 (0)23 8201 5004 

Normal office hours are (UK time):
Monday - Thursday: 08.30 - 17.00
Friday 08.30 - 16.30

Online bookings will be confirmed with joining information within one working day of the booking being made. Confirmation of payment should be received in the normal way.

Please ensure you follow the booking process and do not enter payment details more than once, unless you are booking more than one course. If you experience any issues, please email

Your joining instructions will tell you which campus your training will take place at - please read carefully and take note.


Course availability and booking

Date Places Fee Book
Monday 25 November 2019 Yes £1095 Book
Monday 10 February 2020 Yes £1095 Book
Monday 23 March 2020 Yes £1095 Book
Monday 15 June 2020 Yes £1095 Book

Course information

Next available date

Monday 25 November 2019


5 days






Written 2.5 hour examination with a pass mark of 60%.

Teaching methods

Classroom based, guided study.

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