Yacht Crew Training

Yacht Crew Training

Obtaining a position on a Super yacht is a numbers game.
The better qualified you are the more chance you have of landing that perfect job.

Sections to this page

Recommended courses for new crew


For All

RYA Power boat level II

STCW 95 Basic safety training, This is made up of four separate courses.

- Personal survival techniques (Ref A-VI/1-1).

- Fire prevention and fire fighting (Ref A-VI/1-2).

- Elementary first aid (Ref A-VI/1-3).

- Personal safety & Social responsibility (Ref A-VI/1-4).


For Deck Crew

RYA Yachtmaster.


For Engineers

MCA, Approved Engine Course (AEC)

For engineers with existing qualification we recommend you contact the MCA direct and ask about a Certificate of Equivalent Competence (CEC)  

Website: www.mcga.gov.uk

Yacht Crew Training Centres World Wide


Martime Training Academy

Diploma courses delivered by distance learning and comprises of seperate modules, including Chartering, Accounting, Superyacht Insurance and Project Management.

Courses inclued
-Superyacht Operation
-Yacht Brokerage
-Superyacht Management

Website: www.maritimetrainingacademy.com   


Deck Training Centres


Location: UK

Flying Fish

Location: UK & Australia

Flying Fish is a Solent based RYA/MCA recognised training centre, providing professional sail training from entry level Superyacht Deck Crew up to Yachtmaster Ocean. Also shorebased training which includes Superyacht Interior Crew courses for Stewards and Stewardesses and STCW95 Basic Safety Training Certificates.


Tel: +44 1983 280641
Email: info@flyingfishonline.com
Website: www.flyingfishonline.com 

Lairdside Maritime Centre

Location: Wirral, UK

A training establishment for MCA certification including, OOW, Chief Mate, Master and ISPS certificates, all of which have been organised so that the modules run in a neat order with no long gaps. They also have one of the most advanced ship simulators in the world.

Tel: 0044 1512 315090
Email: courses@ljmu.ac.uk

Lowestoft College Maritime & Offshore Centre

Location: Lowerstoft, UK

Lowestoft College takes great pride in being able to provide training and educational courses to suit almost everyone's needs. We offer the full range of STCW courses including VHF SRC, GMDSS ROC & GOC radio training.

Contact: Lesley Scrivener,
Tel: 00 44 1502 525025
Email: maritime@lowestoft.ac.uk

Red Ensign Maritime Training

Location: Isle of Wight, UK

Red Ensign Maritime Training is one of the leading providers of maritime safety training in the UK, delivering MCA and STCW 95 approved training for all sectors within the commercial shipping industry.

Tel: 0044 1983 294088
Email: wsa@solent.ac.uk

UKSA, United Kingdom Sailing Academy

Location: Isle of Wight, UK

UKSA is a globally renowned training establishment providing professional maritime training. The courses range from entry level career programmes to a full range of RYA and MCA training courses including Officer of the Watch to Master 3000gt – making it suitable for anyone interested in starting or further developing their skills for work within the maritime industry. Fully residential campus features new state-of-the-art ARI Simulation Suite and fleet of yachts.

Tel: 0044 1983 203001
Email: mca@uksa.org

Warsash Maritime Centre

Location: Southampton, UK

Warsash Maritime Academy provides first class education, training, research and commercial services to all maritime sectors worldwide. Originally establishment for MCA certification including, STCW95, OOW, Chief Mate, Master certificates for Yachts as well as training commercial seafarers.

Contact: Pamela Stevens or Bernadet Smallshore
Tel: 0044 1489 556214
Email: wsa@solent.ac.uk

Location: France

Blue Water Training

Location: Antibes, France and Palma, Mallorca

From RYA to MCA certification including,STCW95, OOW, Chief Mate, Master certificates for Yachts & Engineering courses.

Palma, Contact: Ely Arcal
Email: bluewateryachtingpalma@telefonica.net
Antibes, Contact: John Wyborn

Oceanpro Power boating

Location: South of France

British 'Royal Yachting Association' powerboat school. Two-day courses for International boat licences (ICC) covers boats up to 24m in length. Advanced powerboat courses. Own boat tuition at homeport. VHF licences, CEVNI (Inland Waterways licence).

Tel: 0033 6 85 97 22 91
Email: info@oceanpro.co.uk

Location: USA

International Crew Training

Location: Ft Lauderdale, USA

Yacht Crew training for both MCA and USCG tickets

Contact: Chris Taylor
Tel: 001 954 779 7764
Email: info@yachtmaster.com

Maritime Professional Training

Location: Ft Lauderdale, USA

A training establishment for both USCG, MCA and RYA certification including Yacht Ratings, STCW 95, OOW-Yacht, Chief Mate-Yacht, Master 200gt-Yacht, Master 500gt-Yacht, Master 3,000gt-Yacht, AEC, MEOL, Engineer Y4-Y1 and many others. Also has one of the best ship simulators in the world.

Tel: 001 9545251014
Email: info@mptusa.com

Location: Australia

Club Sail

Location: Sydney

The  leading superyacht crew training academy in Australia.

Providing professional and internationally recognised certifications by International Yachtmaster Training in Florida, and the MCA.

Courses included are Yachtmaster Offshore & Coastal, Fastrak, STCW95, Stewardess & Steward for both sail and power vessels.

Contact: Deborah Brown or Christopher JS Brown
Tel: 0061 2 9979 9669
Website: www.clubsail.com.au 

Location: South Affrica

Professional Yachtmaster Training

Location: Durban, South Africa

The PYT in Durban, is one of the world's leading megayacht academies and the only one in the Southern Hemisphere directly recognized by the MCA.
Tel: 0027 (0) 31 3 07 49 92
Website: www.pyt.co.za 


Interior Training Centres

Location: UK

Penny Roberts School of Cookery

Location: UK and Mallorca, Spain.

Training of galley cooks, stewards and stewardesses. Established intensive and comprehensive training courses in foods, wines and service for galley cooks, stewards and stewardesses in Palma, Mallorca

Tel: 0034 971 510 644 or 0034 609 812 511
Website: www.yachtcookery.co.uk/ 

UKSA, United Kingdom Sailing Academy

Location: Isle of Wight, UK

UKSA is a globally renowned training establishment providing professional maritime training. The courses now inclued Superyacht hospitality training courses.

Tel: 0044 1983 203001
Website: uksa.org 

Location: France

Blue Water Training

Location: Antibes

Blue water run a number of interio course from basic food hygine to Silver Service courses.

Email: training@bluewateryachting.com

The Crew Academy

Locatiion: Golfe Juan

The Crew Academy offers a number courses from basic interia stewardess training all the way up to Purser.

Tel: 0033 4 92 95 77 90

Email: info@info@thecrewacademy.com
Website: www.thecrewacademy.com 

Location: Spain

Muy Bueno

Locatiion: Palma

Cookery course delivered over two days in the comfort of your own home, or on board the yacht you may currently work on.

Tel: 0034 971 720 017
Email: info@mymuybueno.com

Location: Australia

Crew Pacific

Location: Cairns, Australia

Crew Pacific runs an Internationally recognized Eight-day, Super Yacht Training for Steward/ess. This course has been designed for Steward/ess, looking too advance their careers into the Maritime Super Yacht Industry.

Contact: Joy Weston,
Tel: 0061 (0) 7 40 37 01 13
Website: www.crewpacific.com.au 


Licensing bodies

RYA: Royal Yachting Association, The English seamanship and boat handling qualifications. Up to 24mt commercial yachts, recognised World Wide.

MCA: Maritime Coast Guard Agency deals with commercial certification and writes the laws concerning British Flagged vessels and vessels inside UK waters. Cover commercial yachts up to 3,000gt

USCG: US Coast Guard deals with commercial certification and writes the laws concerning US Flagged vessels and vessels inside US waters.


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