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A Brief about HELM Courses in South Africa

If you are to become an officer on a Superyacht someday, one of the essential certifications is the HELM certificate. HELM aims to teach the value of teamwork, participation, effective communication, and effectively manage and lead crew. Let's understand the HELM...

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What is GMDSS in South Africa? | Sail and Power SA

Let's discuss the Global Maritime Distress and Safety System (GMDSS) in this article. If you are working on a seagoing vessel, chances are you have heard or used the system before. So, what is GMDSS in South Africa? Where is it used? Let's see. The Global Maritime...

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How to Become a First Officer on a Superyacht?

In the last article, we talked about the differences between a Bosun and a First Officer. In this article, let's talk about how you can become a First Officer on a Superyacht (along with becoming a Bosun). Becoming a Bosun is a part of the journey to becoming a First...

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Bosun vs First Officer: What is Best for Me?

Not everyone is cut out of the same cloth. Some superyacht workers find comfort in working as a bosun, far away from the higher responsibilities that come with promotions. Some aspire to be in senior positions, climbing ranks through hard work and studies. First...

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The RYA Yachtmaster Course Prices in South Africa

The RYA Yachtmaster Courses are popular amongst South African sailors. If you want to charter a course beyond certain limits, the Yachtmaster qualifications are crucial. In this article, we will discuss the Yachtmaster course prices in South Africa, and how they may...

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Top 3 Maritime Careers in South Africa

The maritime industry offers a wide variety of career paths to prosper in life. As South Africans, we dream of working in the maritime industry at least once in our lives. In this article, let's discuss the top 3 maritime careers in South Africa for a fulfilling...

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Category E Boat Construction Requirements in South Africa

So, you have decided to buy a Category E vessel in South Africa for leisure activities. It’s a small, motorised boat, a perfect little boat for unwinding on South African seas. But, does your vessel pass the Construction requirements for a Category E vessel? Is it...

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Skipper License Validity in South Africa

Getting a Skipper License is a must if you want a full boating experience in South Africa. If you are a boat owner, you should consider getting a skipper license ASAP. One question we often get about skipper license is how long it would be valid. So, let's find out...

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Safety Equipment for Category E Boats in South Africa

Boating in South Africa is a pleasant experience for many. However, just because it is leisure, does not mean there will not be emergencies. That is why the SAMSA authorities require you to carry certain appliances and equipment onboard. Each Category E boat must have...

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