Deckhand Course

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DECKHAND CAREER COURSES

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

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Aleks Kolev
Aleks Kolev
4 October 2023
Really enjoyed doing my Jetski instructors with Pete, he is very knowledgeable and approachable helping to answer any questions you have to do with any form of boating. I would recommend Sail and Power to any new or experienced boaters looking to bolster their skills!
Divan Flemming
Divan Flemming
29 September 2023
Amazing experience… well organised and very informative.
william fraser
william fraser
18 August 2023
Geraldo made the training and experience memorable. He is super talented in his field.
Dorianne Retalic
Dorianne Retalic
16 August 2023
Dear Sail & Power (Green Point) Team, I am writing to extend my heartfelt gratitude and appreciation for the exceptional experience that my nephew, Jason Deysel, had with Sail & Power As his Aunt, I cannot express how grateful I am for the opportunities you provided and the positive impact you have had on his life. First and foremost, I want to thank Sail & Power and all the staff and lecturers involved in Jason's courses. Your commitment to his growth and development has been exemplary, and your dedication to his success has not gone unnoticed. The knowledge and skills he acquired during his time with Sail & Power have been invaluable. I would like to extend a special thank you to Natalie, who showed remarkable compassion, understanding, and care towards Jason. I am deeply grateful for her realization that it wasn't just about him passing the courses, but also about preparing him for the challenges of the real world. These small yet crucial elements are often overlooked, and it warms my heart to know that Jason had someone like Natalie to guide him through his journey. Furthermore, I must mention Don, whose mentorship left a lasting impression on Jason. Don's guidance and support have had a significant impact on his personal and professional growth. I am eagerly looking forward to hearing all about Jason's experiences when he returns home. However, my most profound appreciation goes to Geraldo. From the very beginning, when I shared my idea and aspirations for Jason, he was on board with unwavering support. The long conversations we had over the phone were invaluable, and I cannot thank him enough for understanding my deep desire to help Jason succeed. Geraldo's guidance and advice on the courses Jason needed to take were instrumental in shaping his path. Despite my occasional moments of panic, Geraldo patiently listened to my concerns and provided much-needed reassurance. Sail & Power has truly been a beacon of hope and opportunity for Jason, and I am grateful for the transformation that has taken place in him. The personal growth and confidence he has gained are immeasurable, and it is all thanks to the exceptional team at Sail & Power. Once again, please accept my heartfelt thanks for everything you have done for Jason. Your organization has played a crucial role in shaping his future, and I am forever grateful for the positive impact you have had on his life. I hope that in the future, other individuals like Jason will have the privilege of benefiting from the same extraordinary experiences at Sail & Power. With warmest regards and deepest gratitude, Dorianne Retalic (Jason's Aunt)
13marle13 E
13marle13 E
1 August 2023
Day skipper was absolutely amazing!! Definitely recommend them as you learn quite alot in the few days that the course is presented!!
Tom Pannett
Tom Pannett
8 June 2023
Highly recommend these guys! Very professional and accommodating. A big thank you to Pete who ran through the course and exam with me, very knowledgable and helpful throughout!
DECKHAND CAREER COURSES

DECKHAND CAREER COURSES

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

  • SRC VHF/SRC Radio
  • RYA Powerboat Level 2
  • RYA Personal Watercraft Proficiency
  • Deckhand Course
  • STCW 95 – 5 Modules

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.

Deckhand – Pro

  • SRC VHF/SRC Radio
  • RYA Powerboat Level 2
  • RYA Personal Watercraft Proficiency
  • Deckhand Course
  • STCW 95 – 5 Modules
  • Navigation and safety course
  • RYA Superyacht Tender Operator course

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.

Deckhand – Advanced

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.

Deckhand – Advanced

  • RYA Day Skipper Theory
  • SRC VHF/SRC Radio
  • RYA Radar
  • RYA Diesel Engine
  • RYA Powerboat Level 2
  • RYA Super Yacht Tender Operator
  • RYA Advance Powerboat course
  • RYA Personal Watercraft Proficiency
  • Deckhand Course
  • STCW 95 – 5 Modules
INTERNATIONAL STEWARD/ESS COURSE

INTERNATIONALLY ACCREDITED STEWARD/ESS COURSE

Superyacht Stewardess Course (5 days)
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.

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


Interior introduction –
The Interior Introduction module is a 3-day basic course. This training is an introduction to job roles of interior crew members.  It outlines all the important responsibilities of a Steward/ess as well as yacht etiquette and safety.

 

  • Demographics of the industry, different types of yachting, life at sea being on a professional yacht.
  • Guidelines on how to enter the industry (CV, visas, where to go, when to go, looking for a job, interviewing, crew contracts, salary expectations and crew agents)
  • The departments onboard a yacht as well as the role of the interior department and your role as a Steward/ess.
  • Personal presentation, correct dress and punctuality, communication and behaviour, verbal and written communication and body language
  • How to interact with guests and awareness of cultural differences, such as guests from USA, Britain, Russia, Asia, etc.
  • Yacht Interior Housekeeping, Pre-guest checklists, Steward/ess Scheduling and Rotations
  • Garbage/Rubbish disposal, Cabin cleaning and detailing, Cleaning caddy. Yacht interior surfaces – do’s and don’ts, Yacht interior fabrics – care and handling, Laundry labels, Crew and guest laundry. Washing machine, tumble drying and ironing, the correct way to treat various linens, ironing, folding and presenting laundered garments.
  • Yacht safety, Hazards in the interior, the correct use of cleaning chemicals as well as MSDS and Hazard Symbols.

Basic Food Service & Wine & Mixology Introduction –

  • Service Definitions and Different Styles of Service such as American, English, Russian, Butler Style, etc.
  • Caviar Service, Hors d’oeuvres, Canapés, Appetizers, etc.
  • Breakfast service, Mise en place for service.
  • Beverage Service – Tea, Coffee, Cocktails, Wine, Water
  • Working with menus, preference sheets and cheat sheets.
  • Introduction to the world of wine – Wine tasting principles as well as a practical wine session, tasting various SA and International wines.
  • Food, wine and cheese matching, Faulty wines and Grapes of the world.
  • Wine regions of the world and New world and old world wine making.
  • Service of wine
  • Spirits and cocktails
  • Cocktail service
  • Main spirit styles
  • Practical cocktail blending session

Superyacht Steward/ess Career Course package breakdown –

  • STCW (2010 compliant) includes PDSD (Proficiency in Designated Security Duties) 11 days
  • RYA Powerboat Level 2 Course 2 days
  • SRC VHF Radio Course (Internationally recognized) 1 day
  • Stewardess Course 5 days
  •  Level 2 Food Hygiene Course is offered online or in person in Cape Town (offering you a choice between the two options, both courses are at the same price).

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