Yacht Crew Training

These group of courses are aimed to equip an individual with the right knowledge and licenses to enter the Super Yacht Industry.
We will cover everything from how to enter the industry right through to getting the licenses that you would require to secure your first position.

The Deckhand courses are a great introduction into the industry and provides a well-balanced introduction. The industry requires many qualifications and experience which are gained over time. These courses will give you the edge when looking for employment.

Deckhand / Interior / Engine

There is a demand for crew to have a wide range of skills, this can be useful on smaller vessels where everyone helps out from time to time. So consider gaining experience / courses / qualifications in other departments. We can supply many related courses from Kite and dive instructors to food hygiene certificates


Deckhand – Minimum

This really is the minimum required and you need to have prior experience in the marine world such as Dive Instructor, Charter boat operator to succeed with this course.

Please note that we only take a small number students per course.  Booking your course date and securing your spot in advance is advisable.
Should you have any questions or if you would like to book your spot please contact us. We look forward to seeing you on the water.


Deckhand – Pro

 

This course can work for people looking to work in the industry for a short period of time or if they are not quite sure where they would like their carrier path to go. Please note that we only take a small number students per course.  Booking your course date and securing your spot in advance is advisable. Should you have any questions or if you would like to book your spot please contact us. We look forward to seeing you on the water.

 

Advance Deckhand Course

We provide these key courses to really give you the edge. Without doubt the market is busy with lots of new yachts and lots of staff leaving and joining the Super Yacht market. Our Advance deckhand course will provide the knowledge, qualifications and experience to enter the market with confidence. Starting salaries can be R40,000 a month with accommodation and food included.

Advance Deckhand

If you have prior powerboat experience you can apply for the RYA / MCA Advance certificate of competence exam. This would allow you to operate commercial powerboats day and night.

Should you have prior experience then the PWC Instructor course is well worth investing in for deck hands looking to advance in the industry.

Please note that we only take a small number students per course.  Booking your course date and securing your spot in advance is advisable. Should you have any questions or if you would like to book your spot please contact us.  We look forward to seeing you on the water.

Superyacht Stewardess Course

For Superyacht Stewardess and Stewards.

We provide the courses to help you understand the high levels of service, professionalism and dedicated duty required for interior yacht crew. We also provide an introduction to deck duties when assisting in yacht and tender duties.

The following topics are covered extensively in the Superyacht Stewardess course:

  • Interior introduction – Job role, interview process, CV, yachting do’s and don’ts, crew contracts, yachting etiquette, checklists, safety etc.
  • Superyacht Laundry Course– Caring for expensive & rare fabrics, removing industry-specific stains, understanding Superyacht laundry equipment & procedures, professional drying & ironing techniques etc.
  • Basic deck knowledge – Knots and line handling, fenders, powerboat handling, VHF radio communication, on-board safety etc.
  • Table setting and Presentation – Layouts, order of service centre piece and flower arranging
  • Food service – specific to Superyacht’s and different nationalities – Working with menu’s, breakfast, snacks, lunch, dinner, dessert, food intolerance / allergies, beverage service etc.
  • Wine & Cocktail – Intro to world of wine, tastings, pairings, cocktail blending and service etc.
  • Beverage Service – Tea, Coffee, Cocktails, Wine, Water

Course Breakdown

  • STCW 95 (Manila 2010 Compliant)
  • Awareness in Security Duties (PDSD)
  • Stewardess Course
  • RYA Power Boat Level 2
  • SRC VHF Radio

 

  • MCA Food Hygiene / Safety – An MCA requirement for all food handlers, both preparing and serving. Candidates will gain a City & Guilds Level 2 Award in Food Safety.
  • Chefs Superyacht course, a great course which lasts 5 days, on the last day the students normally prepare and serve to a small public dinner.
  • Deckhand course, there are a large number of smaller yachts that are looking for talented multy skilled crew to help out when the boat is sailing and can provide the perfect interior service to the clients. Consider some courses to gain the extra knowledge which will give you the edge when looking for employment.

 

SUPERYACHT STEWARD, STEWARDESS AND DECK CREW TRAINING COURSES, CAPE TOWN, SOUTH AFRICA

Our courses include STCW 10, Powerboating Level 2 to Advanced, plus the PWC (Jet Ski) Proficiency and instructor course. Add to this our VHF/SRC Radio and other shore based courses and you will be well on your way. Then the Day Skipper and Yachtmaster courses will get you into top gear for an exciting future in this ever expanding industry. Anyone joining the Superyacht industry will be pleased to hear that the new RYA Tender Operators course is now available with us. See the information below.

We are pleased to offer the courses needed to take you from novice to experienced crew in a timeline that suits your needs and budget. All the qualifications in the world will not help if you are not hard working, professional, clean, smart, with impeccable manners and have a full understanding of the industry.

Peter Daly is the Principle of Sail and Power SA. He has been boating for over 30 years, the last 10 in South Africa. As well as being a Yachtmaster Instructor he is also the only Powerboat and PWC Trainer in Africa. This means most of the instructors working in South Africa has been trained or Moderated by Pete.

It is vital to understand the role and responsibilities of a super yacht entry level crew member when investing in training qualifications.

The responsibilities of newbie Deckhands are limited, due to the lack of yachting experience, they will have when starting out in the industry. These vessels are worth millions of Dollars and as a result, the new Deckhand’s role on board is limited to cleaning, polishing, maintenance and duties such as tender driving, anchoring, line handling – until he has proven himself as trustworthy, responsible and showing initiative.

The same can be said for the Stewardess joining a vessel for the first time. Having silver service employment in 4 or 5-star hotels will help a lot. Bar work at the local Pub may not.

Diversity in qualification not only opens additional avenues for employment but will set you apart from the other crew and get your CV noticed within a pile of newbie job applications.

We have looked at the market and come up with a range of courses that cover the needs of the newbie on a gap year or two, to the career-minded individual looking, for a long-term future in the Superyacht Industry.

Our courses are not set in stone you can pick and choose your elements, take a few weeks to complete them or a year or two it up to you. We want you to succeed and enjoy your training.