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It is highly recommended that you do not leave the Merchant Navy until you have obtained your Class 2 CoC, as this will allow you to reassess your career choice at any point from position of strength. Please refer to MIN 524, which explains the conversion routes available to the small vessel engineering CoCs.
Many owners are beginning to recognise that Merchant Navy officers have undergone a much more robust training regime than yacht engineers and are prepared to pay a premium for this. The large yachts, because of their tonnage and engine size, can only employ engineers with a full Merchant Navy CoC, however not all Merchant Navy personnel are considered suitable for superyachts: they generally prefer to recruit staff with the social skills obtained from serving on cruise ships.
NOTE: do not fall foul of the difference between sea time and yacht service when going for a superior qualification (described later on).
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