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PYT is recognised by the industry as a world class super yacht crew training academy. The savings on most of our course modules could well cover your traveling costs to South Africa.

Our value for money is hard to beat in the world of super yacht training. Our course schedule is designed to be flexible to suit super yacht crew.

With the help of a dedicated team of instructors and administrators the PYT facility in Durban has grown into a world-class maritime academy for both professional and leisure seafarers. 

We offer courses approved by South African Sailing, South African Maritime Safety Authority, International Yacht Training Worldwide and the British Maritime and Coastguard Agency. 

PYT is ISO 9001 quality management system accredited which is audited annualy by the South African Bureau of Standards.

Our PYT Cape Town office and lecture facilities are situated within the picturesque village of Hout Bay, a short drive from the centre of Cape Town. 

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Personal Safety And Social Responsibilities (STCW)

This course includes both theory and practical elements. You will learn about the chain of command, your rights and your employer's rights on board.

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PYT Superyacht Training School – Durban

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Master of Yachts (200gt) Limited

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The “Master of Yachts 200GT Limited” course offered by Naviteach in South Africa provides comprehensive training and certification for individuals seeking to master the skills and knowledge required to operate yachts up to 200 gross tons.

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This course is an IYT (International Yacht Training) course presented by PYT Cape at their facilities in Hout Bay. On the successful completion and passing of the course, the candidate will be eligable to receive a Certificate of Competency allowing them to operate commercial yachts up to a maximum of 200 gross tons and up to 150 nautical miles from the coast during day or night hours. It is an MCA approved course and according to the MCA’s MSN 1858 (section 2.6), requires no further endorsements to be used within the yachting sector.

The course consists of 1 week of intensive theory training, with exams having to be written and passed on each of the subjects lectured. Subjects covered are Collision regulations, Meteorology, Tides and Currents, Navigation and chart work as well as Business and Law.

After the successful completion of the theory week, the candidate will then complete a second week of practical powerboat training. It is assumed that students have the necessary experience and skills to handle a twin-screw power vessel at this level. The practical week then ends off with a practical exam, whereby an external practical examiner will assess the candidate’s ability to be in command of a power-driven vessel

The minimum requirements for entry to this course are the following:

  • A minimum of 3000 miles logged. (These miles cannot have been obtained on a single crossing but must also include at least 5 passages of 60 miles during two of which the candidate should have been either the watch keeper or captain.)
  • 50 days on board a vessel (a day is a 24-hour period)
  • 30 hours on watch at night while underway, 6 hours of which should have been in the position of watch keeper or captain.
  • A VHF radio operators’ licence
  • A valid seaman’s medical
  • Basic STCW certificates.

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Superyacht Deckhand Course

Presented in: Superyacht Deckhand Course

Info: This is a 5 week course comprising several introductory courses in 1 full course. Duration: 5 Weeks Location: Hout Bay, Cape Town, South Africa.

See detailed information on this Superyacht Deckhand Course further below. Please contact us for course dates, availability and pricing.

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OOW (Officer Of the Watch)

Presented in: Cape Town / Hout Bay

The Officer of the Watch course , is designed to train individuals for responsibilities related to navigation, safety, and operational procedures on a ship. It covers a range of topics including navigation techniques, collision avoidance, maritime regulations, emergency procedures, and communication protocols. The course aims to equip participants with the necessary skills and knowledge to effectively manage a vessel's operations while ensuring the safety of crew, passengers, and cargo.

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Master 500gt / 3000gt

This course offers Masters modules required by the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) for advancement to the position of Master with either a 500 gross tonnage (gt) or 3000 gross tonnage (gt) certification.

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Master of Yachts (200gt) Unlimited

The course involves both theoretical and practical training in the handling of a yachts up to 200 gross tons. View the course information further below.

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The International Convention of Standards of Training, Certification and Watch Keeping for Seafarers defines the training necessary for all persons employed at sea. Starting out requires the completion of basic safety training courses which are compulsory requirements for all yacht crew.

STCW Refresher Program (STCW 10 Refresher / Revalidation)

Have You Satisfied the STCW Five Year Requirement – Providing Evidence You Have Maintained the Required Competence in Basic Training? STCW 10 Refresher / Revalidation entry requirements stipulated that you have previously been issued with a STCW certificate (STCW 95). This course is a requirement of the amended STCW 2010.

On-Line Tacht Crew Training Courses

Professional Yacht Training, Fort Lauderdale offers select on-line training courses through our training partner, VIRSEC. From MCA Approved STCW ISPS Maritime Security trainings to Hostile Environment Awareness & Antiterrorism trainings, VIRSEC’s fully online courses are user-friendly, affordable and easily accessible.

Yacht Crew Training - PYTUSA

We provide the Fort Lauderdale yacht crew training courses you require for MCA compliance and which are widely accepted for the private and commercial operations of both power & sailing yachts up to 3000 gross tons. The accreditation is widely recognized by all major yacht regulatory bureaus, insurance companies, as well as charter & management agencies.

The mca officer of the watch certificate consists of seven different modules ( oow crew training courses ), these are required to be completed for the mca officer of the watch (yachts less than 3000 gt) certificate of competency and are preparation for the mca oral exam..

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Fort Lauderdale Yacht Crew Training School

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No Surprises – No Hidden Costs

Your costs are inclusive of exam fees and training boat time.

You receive a commercial-grade certification, not an “endorsed” leisure ticket.

Full MCA approval for 200 ton Masters Certificate.

Fort Lauderdale Training Facilities

Centrally located in the heart of the “yachting capital of the world”.

Within walking distance of crew houses and marinas.

Crew agencies are also just steps away.

Professional & Knowledgeable Staff

Experienced trainers give you the individual attention often lost in bigger classes.

We provide a wide experience of training for all levels of international yachting.

Committed to succeed & progress towards the fulfillment of your career ambitions.

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