Where Performance & Safety Matters
Where Performance & Safety Matters


The DYNamic NAVigation [DYNAV] methodology is the International Standard for fast craft navigation. It facilitates 'Standardisation for Interoperability [S4I] between individuals, organisations and Nations. Although it is a simple concept, its execution, particularly in poor sea conditions and in littoral / coastal / riverine environments requires specific training delivered by expert instructors and coaches.

The DYNAV Manual

The 180 page DYNAV Manual provides the benchmark foundation for DYNAV education & training. It provides individuals and training organisations with a resource to support competence development.

DYNAV Theory Course

The initial DYNAV Theory Course provides the fundamental theory and methodology that underpins high-tempo marine operations. The course provides a modular benchmark for individuals to progress onto either simulation or on-water training. The course also provides managers with a thorough understanding of the training requirements of their employees and C2 system requirements to support acquisition / procurements.

DYNAV Command & Control [C2] Course

DYNAV is a fundamental part of fast craft Command & Control [C2]. The DYNAV C2 Course provides the knowledge and competencies for the practical on-water implementation of the DYNAV methodology. The course may be delivered as a stand alone course or as part of a comprehensive fast craft operators course.


Simulation is a recognised training tool used in a number of sectors. It supports DYNAV training and the maintenance of competences via a number of system options. These include:

  • Web-based online training
  • PC-based part-task training
  • Full mission training


Part-Task Simulator for Fast Craft C2. Image credit: VMT, Canada

Although simulation can be a highly effective training tool, it is only effective when used in conjunction with an appropriate training curriculum and assessment scheme, delivering the required outcomes and competencies.


Simulation offers a number of advantages to training and operating organisations, these include:

  • ​Reduced craft maintenance
  • Reduced craft running costs
  • Reduced RS & WBV exposure
  • Enhanced training via repeatable high risk scenarios
  • Enhanced C2 and CRM training
Image credit: VSTEP, NL.

DYNAV On-Water Training

Transforming the simple DYNAV methodology into on-water team competence requires experienced instructors / trainers.

DYNAV Coaching & CPD

It is essential that DYNAV competence is maintained by effective practice. Individuals and teams will develop initial competence but must consolidate and enhance their proficiency with continious practice supported by coaching.


The fast craft sector continues to see enhances in boats, systems and training tools. The professional crew need to keep abreast of these developments and engage with enhancing their own competence via the recognised Continuing Professional Development [CPD] process.

DYNAV Train-The-Trainer [T3]

To deliver the recognised DYNAV training it is essential to have competent DYNAV trainers. In addition to being good trainers and coaches, the instructors need to understand and be provided with the skills and materials to deliver DYNAV training. 20KTS+ delivers material. resources and support for DYNAV T3. For an example of the 20KTS+ DYNAV resources see the DYNAV Training Manual.

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