CAREER GUIDANCE

Starting out in the super yacht industry is an exciting and rewarding choice of employment. Some choose to use the experience as a gap year while many others follow it as a long term and extremely rewarding career path.

The Maritime and Coastguard Agency (UK) (MCA) set the world standards which are followed by South Africa and many other countries.The industry provides safe and rewarding employment for young persons.

What do I need to qualify to work in this rewarding industry?

You will need to:

ADVANCED COURSES

Deck officer training.

PYT is your first choice MCA approved training provider.

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.

Let us kick start your steps up the ladder of command.

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The Superyacht Academy is the faster growing and most successful training centre in South Africa, providing all aspects of training for Superyacht Crew.   Working on Superyachts might seem like the best job on earth, earning good money, visiting exotic locations and enjoying the benefits of a luxury lifestyle, but the work is sometimes difficult and rigorous, and we set you up for this challenge.

Our specific industry accepted international training programmes cater for individuals entering the exciting world of Superyachting as well as advanced training programmes for seasoned yacht crew wishing to improve their skills.

A Career Aboard a Superyacht is an Opportunity Unlike Any Other.

We prepare you to be the best you can be, so that you can reap the rewards of having the best and most comprehensive training worldwide. We have a 95% success rate for our students finding positions on board yachts. 

We pride ourselves in releasing crew into the superyacht industry that are skilled in their choice of career and can that we know will stand proud in this industry.

Mentorship programme

Mentorship programme

We understand the difficulties starting a career in the Maritime Industry as green crew, and our mentorship and guidance programmes guide you through the first steps of your yacht career. This includes land-based support, direct connections with our seasoned training staff and direct contact with us as ongoing support. We provide further career advancement programmes and constantly assess each individual’s position on board how they can achieving their next best through additional training.

Internship programme

Internship programme

We are the only crew training centre that provides in-house de-greening programmes for crew seeking to perfect and advance their newly acquired skills. Our training centre is open to the public and features all the hospitality situations you would find on any vessel, regardless of size. We are located right next to the V&A Waterfront marina, making it the most accessible venue to do your internship prior to getting on board, adding value to your CV and providing invaluable training experience.

Travel and visa support

Travel and visa support

Making travel arrangements is a difficult task. We offer legitimate and professional travel and visa services to take the pain out of getting to your dream job. Our experienced consultants will advise you on the best possible locations for finding work and assist you in planning the best way to get you to where you need to be. We assist you with your yacht CV’s, plan your itineraries and documentation with you, set up visa appointments, book flights, crew accommodation and make sure you’re all set to travel to land the perfect yacht job. Maritime Global Travel

Land-based support

Land-based support

Once you start your programme with us, we add you to our growing list of yachties to connect, communicate and support each individual that goes through our training centre. This ensures that you are aware of what's happening in the industry and connects you to crew that are currently working in areas where you may be travelling to, ensuring your safety at sea.

Financial Literacy Assistance

Financial Literacy Assistance

Let's face it - one of the greater atta=ractions is the money that you make working in yeahcts. We assist you in managing your hard-earned income so that when you decide to leave the industry, you have enough investments and assets to either retire or to secure yourself a comfortable lifestyle. Our financial literacy programs as specifically designed to support international yacht crew.

Online Support

Online Support

Communication means survival, knowledge, and support; we provide these with free online support groups. Starting in the Superyacht industry can be daunting and we have supported thousands of people entering the industry as green crew. Our admin and training staff are always available to answer questions, providing the support you need.

The Superyacht Training Academy is single training facility that provides every aspect of training for you to obtain an illustrious career aboard superyachts. The Academy boasts state-of-the-art equipment, lecture rooms, electronic training equipment and on-board training.  All our lecturers are specifically skilled in their particular field of choice and provide top-class training and first-hand experience of life on board superyachts.

Get started on your Superyacht Career Training by selecting one of the career paths below to find out what you need to become an accomplished and sought-after crew member on Superyachts

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Superyacht culinary academy is a south african registered training organisation and industry leader..

We offer fully accredited courses to enable you to secure the best positions on commercial or leisure vessels anywhere in the world. Whether you choose a career as a deckhand, superyacht chef or stewardess, our comprehensive training programmes will set you up to be the best you can be in any situation. We further advise you the industry regulations as to which courses are mandatory for Superyacht Crew and which are optional ‘CV improvement’ courses.

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Start your yacht career now.

We provide all the courses necessary for you to work on any vessel, anywhere in the world.

Our training is focused on providing the skills & confidence to deliver the best service and to secure the best positions on yachts. Our training programmes are internationally recognised and offer the best packages for you to start your career at sea.

“I would highly recommend Brett’s Superyacht Culinary Academy for anyone who wants to improve their cooking skills, while gaining valuable practical experience in a casual but focused environment. I’m off to the British Virgin Islands for the upcoming Caribbean season! Thanks again guys!”

“I had such an amazing experience. Brett took my cooking skills and turned it into a professional skill that I am comfortable with to take with me into the the Superyacht world. I would recommend the Superyacht Culinary Academy to anyone who wants to take their profession to the next level. ” 

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Our comprehensive programmes for Superyacht Deckhand, Stewardess and Chef are world-class training programmes that equip Superyacht personnel to performing at their optimum. Our career packages focus on the primary qualifications needed to assure success in obtaining the best jobs and maintaining them as a chosen career path.

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A career aboard a Superyacht is unlike any other

Your passport to the world’s most luxurious superyachts.

The Superyacht Training Academy, Cape Town, is an elite maritime Institute providing Internationally recognised training for professional yacht crew. We pride ourselves in releasing crew into the Superyacht Industry who are confident, competent, and responsible.

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Our courses can be tailored to suit your individual requirements or added to any career programme to bolster your chances of securing lucrative employment contracts worldwide.

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The Superyacht Training Academy is a bespoke training facility that provides every aspect of training for you to obtain an illustrious career aboard a Superyacht. The Academy boasts state-of-the-art equipment, lecture rooms, electronic training equipment, and on-board training.

Our Academy enlists professional trainers and industry experts who provide top-class training and first-hand experience of life on board Superyachts. We challenge you to be the best you can be, so that you can reap the rewards of having the most comprehensive and professional training worldwide. Take a tour of our training venues below:

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  • An All-in-One facility for all your career training
  • Crew accommodation during training
  • Networking with experienced crew
  • Career guidance programmes
  • Superyacht culinary training
  • Food safety training level 2 & 3
  • Internships following your training programmes
  • Career guidance booklet for green crew
  • Advanced skills training programmes

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  • Superyacht Chef Career
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How to Choose a Yacht Crew Training School in South Africa

There are a number of schools around the world offering basic training courses for yacht crew, but not all are internationally recognised. This is important, as you don’t want to spend money doing a certification that won’t be relevant for the waters you will potentially crew in.

When choosing a place from which to get your yacht crew training, the most important accreditation to look out for is whether they are ITY (International Yacht) and MCA (Maritime and Coastguard Agency) certified. Great news for South Africans wishing to pursue a career in the luxury yacht industry is that Get Onboard is  partnered with the only internationally ITY and MCA certified yacht crew training academy in South Africa .

Courses for Newbies

There are a bunch of areas you could qualify in, be that cooking (chefs), attending (stewards) or fixing (deckhands/engineers), but before you can specialise, every single yachtie needs the following two items under their belts:

The first is a medical certificate that states you are cleared, and fit to be at sea and called the  ENG1 Seafarer Medical Certificate . You can typically obtain the certificate from MCA Approved Doctor (AD) and this certificate is also mandatory before you’re allowed to complete your STCW course.

The second is the  STCW 2010  which is a compulsory requirement for any seafarer in order to be eligible for employment at sea. You can apply for the STCW training through us, as well as more advanced courses like the  Deckhand Course  or the  Interior Crew Training  course.

Where to do these in South Africa

Because these courses are internationally certified, you don’t have to leave the country in order to complete your basic training. This at least gives you extra time to prepare things like your  yacht CV  and choose where you’d like to  kick-start your yachting career from . You can choose whether to complete the  STCW Course in Durban or Cape Town  as well as other more advanced courses. Get in touch with us to apply for your STCW basic safety training in South Africa !

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1. what are the basic requirements you need to be eligible to work in the yachting industry, 2. what is the stcw and why do i need it, 3. what is the eng1 medical certificate, 4. what land based experience will help me find a super yacht job, 5. what are the different departments onboard, 6. what crew training is required for me to work as a junior deckhand.

  • Yachtmaster/Coastal Skipper Theory
  • Yachtmaster/Coastal Practical
  • Specialist Super Yacht Training Course (Deck Hand Training Course)
  • RYA Power Boat Level II
  • RYA Personal Watercraft Course
  • RYA Competent Crew Certificate
  • RYA Day Skipper Theory and Practical Certificates
  • VHF Radio Operator’s License

7. What crew training is required for me to work as a junior stewardess?

  • Stewardess Course
  • Proficiency in Designated Security Duties (PDSD)
  • MCA Food Safety Level 2
  • RYA Powerboat Level 2

8. How do I book my training courses?

9. how do i get my first job on a yacht, 10. are these courses worth it, or am i just wasting my money, 11. will i get hired for my first job from south africa, 12. what is daywork, 13. what are the best locations to get a yacht job, 14. how much can a motor yacht stewardess or deckhand earn, 15. what are the negatives of working on a yacht, 16. what are the positives of working on a yacht, 17. is working on a super yacht for everyone, 18. what is the minimum age to work on a yacht, 19. is accommodation provided when i am completing my yacht training in cape town.

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Online Courses

Online courses for superyacht crew, skippers, deck hands, and powerboaters worldwide.

These training courses are just the same as in the classroom. You have all the information delivered to your door by courier and or online. This is ideal learning if you have spare time and can work through the training and questions unsupervised. The courses include Day skipper, Coastal Skipper, Yachtmaster Offshore, VHF / SRC Marine Radio and the Commercial Professional Practices and Responsibilities online course.

ONLINE / HOME-BASED LEARNING FOR CREW AND SKIPPERS OF YACHTS OF ALL SIZES, BOTH SAIL AND MOTOR

These courses support the practical courses and your overall development. They offer the advantage of doing the courses at home, during lunch at work or when you’re on the move. We offer direct support. Send us an email with any questions you might have and one of our friendly advisers will respond as soon as possible.

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We at Sail and Power SA want you to succeed and enjoy your training, here are some reasons why Sail and Power SA should be your first choice

  • Take your time to complete the course. Really get to grips with the subject at your own pace.
  • The online assessment can be taken when you choose in the relaxed atmosphere of your own home.
  • Feedback dedicated RYA instructor, for the duration of your course.
  • Immediate access to corrected answers to check your work.
  • Tried and tested teaching methods that really do work.
  • Interesting animated diagrams that bring the course to life.
  • Free course plotter and dividers with RYA Day Skipper courses.
  • Speedy responses providing feedback, personal help and instruction.
  • RYA certification on satisfactory completion of the course and assessment.
  • Accessible all over the world, convenient and successful.
  • 6 months to complete each course with optional 6 monthly extensions until you pass.

RYA Day Skipper Shore-Based Course

This course is available in the classroom and online. A comprehensive introduction to cruising for inexperienced skippers.

This course equips you with enough knowledge to navigate around familiar waters by day. A basic knowledge of lights is also included to introduce you to night-cruising.

We are continually updating our courses to take into account developments in technology and the electronic navigation aids now available on most cruising boats.

In conjunction with the UK Hydrographic Office, we have developed a chart plotter specifically for use on training courses, giving you a realistic insight into electronic navigation. Use of this plotter is an integral part of our Day Skipper shore-based course.

We have northern and southern hemisphere versions of our training materials. So, no matter where you are in the world, our course can be tailored to you.

The course is taught over 40 hours with two exam papers. It can be covered as a series of short sessions, as an intensive week-long course, or by distance learning.

Course topics include:

  • the basics of seamanship
  • the essentials of coastal navigation and pilotage
  • electronic charts
  • position fixing
  • plotting a course to steer
  • weather forecasting and meteorology
  • collision regulations
  • construction, parts, and equipment of a cruising boat
  • emergency and safety procedures including distress calls, use of flares, safety harnesses, lifejackets, and liferafts

You will receive a course pack which includes a chart, plotter, dividers, course handbook, exercises and an electronic chart plotter CD.

HOW LONG IS THE COURSE?

In the classroom, the course is taught over 40 hours with exercises to complete along the way. It can be covered as a series of short sessions or over five full days.

Online the course will take around 36 hours, but the beauty of it is that you can work through it at your own speed, whenever and wherever you like.

HOW TO TAKE THE COURSE

We offer the course at our training center or online. The online course has many advantages as it can be completed at your own speed at home office or on the move. Make sure you check that the tester works on your computer/browser/internet connection. Before paying/downloading the full course.

The classroom cost includes the training pack The online course includes the training pack, online instructor support and courier delivery

Drop us an email and we will get you connected. This course is hosted by Navathome the leading distance learning provider for RYA theory courses

How to take the exam if you are progressing to a commercial certificate of competence online course’s only; you can take the exam at our center or at a venue of your choice. The exam has to be invigilated by a teacher/doctor/lawyer or person of similar standing.

Online T&C’s

Online course’s only; The following T&Cs apply. Online courses are run in conjunction with Navathome Australia. Where we refer to “Training Centre” it includes Sail and Power SA and Navathome Australia.

WHAT’S INCLUDED.

Day Skipper theory course includes a Breton type plotter, RYA Day Skipper course notes, charts, the RYA almanac, the RYA plotter simulator, access to the Training Centre online Day Skipper course and online support and tuition.

Coastal Yachtmaster includes the RYA course pack with RYA Yachtmaster course notes, charts, RYA plotter simulator, access to the Training Centre online Coastal Yachtmaster course and personal online support.

The course and exams are based on the RYA Southern hemisphere packs.

PRIVACY STATEMENT

The Training Centre is committed to protecting your privacy whilst using our online course materials.

The Training Centre will collect personal information relevant to providing your course specifically name, address and email. This is only used for the purpose of providing the course and is not passed on to third parties.

Your private information is only used to deliver the course to you that you have purchased and is not used for any other purpose.

Non identifying course information is maintained for the purpose of audit of the schools programs by Royal Yachting Association from time to time.

The Training Centre will disclose your personal information if required to by law, or to protect the rights or property of the Training Centre or under exigent circumstances to protect the personal safety of the Training Centre or the public.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS.

Sail and Power SA is an RYA recognised training centre and Navathome is a RYA / Yachting Australia recognised training centre.

All Courses must be paid for prior to commencement.

Refunds will only be provided if course materials are faulty at time of commencement.

All course materials and access codes to the online teaching program will be forwarded within 24 hours of receipt of payment.

I understand and agree that the Training Centre (or its instructors, owners or employees) are not liable for any loss or damage whatsoever to any student or other person or any property of any student or other person arising from the conduct of this course.

I hereby waive any claims that I may have for loss or damage against the Training Centre or its owners, instructors or employees arising from any act or omission on its part or their part in connection with this course.

The course is to be completed within 6 months of receiving access to online course materials. Courses may be extended on payment of a fee of R600

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You undertake not to provide access to the program or course materials to a third party unless you have prior agreement in writing from the Training Centre.

The Training Centre reserves the right to alter course materials to comply with the requirements of the Royal Yachting Association.

The Training Centre or its owners shall not accept claims and shall not be liable at any time for claims or expenses caused by circumstances beyond its control including sickness, accident travel delays, weather, strikes, war or civil unrest.

In the event The Training Centre or its owners cancel a course we shall be liable only for the full refund of fees paid. No payment will be made for incidental costs.

Completing a booking payment signifies acceptance of these terms and conditions.

All online material has been written and is under copyright to Vic and Lyn Punch.

No part of the online documents can be reproduced, stored in or introduced into a retrieval system, or transmitted in any form or by any means, (electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording or otherwise) or for any purpose, without the express written permission of Vic and Lyn Punch.

Course material should be treated as for any copyrighted material.

RYA Yachtmaster Shore-based Or Online

This course is available in the classroom and online. Advanced training for more experienced skippers building on the Day Skipper course. This course equips you to navigate safely on coastal and offshore passages.

This course will take your theory knowledge to the standard required for the Coastal Skipper and Yachtmaster Offshore practical exams, concentrating on advanced navigation and meteorology skills.

As with the Day Skipper shore-based course, the RYA’s specially designed chart plotter software will be used during the course to give you a realistic taste of modern electronic navigation.

Students in the southern hemisphere can take advantage of the southern hemisphere version of our training materials, ensuring that your course is relevant to you.

The course is taught over 40 hours with three exam papers. It can be covered as a series of short sessions, as an intensive week-long course, or by distance learning.

  • course shaping and plotting
  • tidal knowledge
  • use of almanacs and admiralty publications
  • electronic position finding equipment
  • taking and interpreting forecasts
  • plotting weather systems
  • weather predictions using a barometer and by observation
  • customs and excise regulations for cruising abroad
  • It allows some time for revision of the basics and then moves on to advanced navigation techniques.

We offer the course at our training centre or online. The online course has many advantages as it can be completed at your own speed at home office or on the move. Make sure you check that the tester works on your computer / browser / internet connection. Before paying / downloading the full course.

The class room cost includes the training pack   R 6900 The online course includes the training pack, online instructor support and courier delivery   R 5800

HOW TO TAKE THE EXAM IF YOU ARE PROGRESSING TO A COMMERCIAL CERTIFICATE OF COMPETENCE

Online course’s only; you can take the exam at our centre or at a venue of your choice. The exam has to be invigilated by a teacher / doctor / lawyer or person of similar standing.

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RYA VHF SRC Marine Radio

Rya/mca vhf short range certificate.

This course is available in the classroom and online. The exam on this course has to be paid extra direct to the RYA. The exam must take place at our training center.

The RYA/MCA Short Range Training course/exam and certificate is the qualification wanted by International Captains on Yachts. Crew needs to be able to control the operation of VHF and VHF Digital Selective Calling (DSC) Equipment on Commercial vessels fitted with an SRC radio. This includes both fixed and handheld equipment using International channels. All new VHF sets are either fitted or can be interfaced, with DSC allowing calls to specific vessels.

This includes both fixed and handheld equipment using International channels. All new VHF sets are either fitted or can be interfaced, with DSC allowing calls to specific vessels.

Almost all crew will need to use the VHF radios, on the Yacht, tenders, support vessels, and PWCs. This is a must have, for Superyacht crew. The course is split into pre-course reading, followed by a one-day practical course and separate exam by a RYA appointed examiner. The Examiner cannot be your trainer. A radio is an important piece of safety equipment on board and it is vital to understand the correct procedures. Unnecessary transmissions could block out a Mayday distress call. This course will teach you the basics of operating and understanding a VHF radio on board a yacht. If you own a marine radio

The Examiner cannot be your trainer. A radio is an important piece of safety equipment on board and it is vital to understand the correct procedures. Unnecessary transmissions could block out a Mayday distress call.

This course will teach you the basics of operating and understanding a VHF radio on board a yacht. If you own a marine radio handheld or fixed set, you are required by law to hold an operator’s license – learn the procedures for operation and gain the qualification on this one day course. You will need to do at least 3 hours course reading which is moderated prior to the course.

A radio is an important piece of safety equipment on board and it is vital to understand the correct procedures. Unnecessary transmissions could block out a Mayday distress call. This course will teach you the basics of operating and understanding a VHF radio on board a yacht. If you own a marine radio

If you own a marine radio handheld or fixed set, you are required by law to hold an operator’s license – learn the procedures for operation and gain the qualification on this one day course. You will need to do at least 3 hours course reading which is moderated prior to the course.

COURSE CONTENT:

  • The basics of radio operation
  • The correct frequencies (channels) to be used
  • Distress, emergency and medical assistance procedures
  • Making ship to shore telephone calls
  • Digital Selective Calling (DSC) using simulators
  • Global Maritime Distress and Safety System (GMDSS)
  • Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacons (EPIRB)
  • Search and Rescue (SART)

The exam is a written and practical test on the skills you learned. The exam fee is paid direct to the RYA via credit card details. Remember to bring a ID photo for you certificate. The course price does not include the RYA exam fee.

In the classroom, the course is taught over one day, plus some pre course learning.

Online the course will take around one day, but the beauty of it is that you can work through it at your own speed, whenever and wherever you like.

The class room cost includes the vhf book and classroom course

The online course includes the VHF book and online instructor support

Exam payable direct to the RYA

Drop us an email and we will get you connected. The online course is hosted by Mendez Marine one of the leading provider for RYA online courses.

RYA Professional Practices and Responsibilities

A compulsory online course for new and revalidating RYA Commercial Endorsement holders.

My personal take on this course – Pete Daly: I completed this course and exam a short time ago. Do not try to learn how many lifejackets or what kind of qualifications the skipper needs. Instead learn how to find the information in the provided extracts. This course and exam is based on researching information from the provided extracts. Do work through the modules and take at least 2 practice papers in each section.

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WHO THIS COURSE IS FOR

Each year approximately 4,500 people apply to the RYA for a commercial endorsement in order to use their RYA qualifications professionally as skipper or crew. You could be doing anything from delivering a new 35′ yacht or driving a workboat with lifting and towing gear, to running a superyacht in the Med. whatever your job is on board, in the commercial world you are a professional seafarer. As such, you are no different from the captain of a cruise liner – you have a duty of care to crew, passengers, and other water users, and you will be held to account if things go wrong.

The course is broken down into four modules:

  • Commercial environment – how you fit into the professional maritime world.
  • People – the importance of correct manning, keeping your skills up to date and the safe management of commercial vessels.
  • Vessel – the compulsory carriage and maintenance of safety equipment and how to create and implement risk control and operating procedures. ·
  • Purpose – making sure your vessel is suitable and legal for the work you are carrying out, your obligations in protecting the environment, appropriate planning and situational awareness.

Following the modules there is a mock assessment so you can check you are ready before moving on to the final graded online assessment.

We estimate users will take around 6 to 8 hours to work through the four course modules. The graded end of course assessment is split into two sections, totalling 2 ½ hours.

EXEMPTIONS FROM THIS COURSE

If you hold an MCA Deck Officer’s Certificate of Competence as Officer of the Watch, Master 200*, Master 500 or above you do not need to take the PPR course. Please send a copy of your MCA certificate with your application or renewal form for your commercial endorsement.

* Please note the ‘Master 200’ referred to here is the MCA Master 200gt STCW qualification. This is not the RYA/MCA Yachtmaster™ qualification.

UPDATING YOUR PPR CERTIFICATE

Once you have taken your first PPR course, at subsequent renewals of your commercial endorsement you will need to take a reduced version of the course and a short test to make sure you are still up to speed with the subject.

Note: If you are over 65 and subject to more regular medical fitness examinations, you do not need to take the PPR course each time you renew your medical. You will simply need to take it when your commercial endorsement is due for renewal (normally every five years).

Online the course will take around one day, but the beauty of it is that you can work through it at your own speed, whenever and wherever you like. The online exam has time controls but should be achieved providing you have completed the modules and practice papers.

We offer the course only online. The course has many advantages as it can be completed at your own speed at home office or on the move. Make sure you check that the tester works on your computer / browser / internet connection. Before paying / downloading the full course.

The online course is paid for direct to Mendez Marine and cost £39.00 UK pounds

Drop us an email and we will get you connected. This course is hosted by Mendez Marine one of the leading provider for RYA online courses.

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The Basic Requirements for Working on Yachts in South Africa

Working on a superyacht is perhaps every seafarer’s dream. The lavish environment, an opportunity to provide 5-star services, and meeting guests and making impressions on the elites from all over the world. Not to mention the hefty amount of salary and tips that come with the job is indeed a motivational factor too. So, how can you work on a yacht? In this article, we will focus on the basic requirements for working on yachts in South Africa.

The Yachting Scene in South Africa

While South Africa does not experience a superyacht scene as often, there are plenty of luxury yacht cruises available around South African coasts. South Africa has been a popular destination for a scenic gateway in the southern hemisphere, flourishing with marine tourism.

The yacht scene of South Africa allows for a great learning and experience buildup for seafarers dreaming of working on a superyacht someday. What’s more? South Africa is also a famous destination for superyacht training schools, attracting local South African and international talent alike.

There are many superyacht training schools in South Africa. But make sure you go for the RYA-accredited and MCA-approved training schools only, like Skippers Training SA.

Simply put, a superyacht crew consists of four major classifications: Deckhand, Stewardess, and Chef. And then there’s the team of officers in a hierarchy that maintains the order of operations on the yacht. Depending on your choice, you may choose to work as a Deckhand , Steward/ess , or Engineer . Click on the links to learn more about these roles.

But first things first…

We should focus on the basic requirements for working on yachts in South Africa.

Every seagoing marine worker has to fulfil certain requirements before they can work on any vessel, not just a yacht. Let us take a glance at them.

The ENG1 Medical Certificate

To work on any ship, you must be fit for working in the environment. The ENG1 Medical Certificate will determine whether you are fit for the task. Any MCA-Approved doctor in South Africa can provide you with the ENG1 Medical Certificate of Fitness.

More: What is an ENG1 Certificate and Why do I need one?

The STCW Certificates

The basic mandatory STCW certificate contains five modules.

Personal Survival Techniques

The Personal Survival Techniques (PST, A-VI/1-1) aims at providing basic survival training to equip candidates with useful skills in dire situations, such as ship abandonment.

Fire Fighting and Fire Prevention

The Fire Fighting and Fire Prevention (FF&FP, A-VI/1-2) module focuses on identifying flammable objects, potential causes of fire, and how to deal with a fire outbreak on the ship.

Elementary First Aid

This module (A-VI/1-3) equips a candidate with a basic knowledge of first aid and how to deal with certain medical emergencies to help and stabilise the patient until real help arrives.

Personal Safety and Social Responsibility

The Personal Safety and Social Responsibility module (A-VI/1-4) focuses on making the candidate aware of different regulations and guidelines, the importance of safety and work ethics, and understanding your social responsibilities for your and others’ safety.

Proficiency in Security Awareness

This module (PSA, A-VI/6-1) focuses on making the candidates aware of international threats, the ISPS code, introduction to marine security, and more. If required by a yacht’s safety plan, you may have to take the Proficiency in Designated Security Duties instead. If you are unsure, it is safer to take a PDSD course rather than a PSA course.

More: STCW / Safety – Skipper Training SA

The RYA Powerboat Level 2 License

Superyacht crews often use yacht toys, such as tenders or jet skis for various purposes. That’s why, to operate such vessels, the RYA Powerboat Level 2 license is a minimum requirement. In South Africa, you can procure the license via an RYA-accredited institution easily. It is about a 2-day course and the final examination to receive your license.

More: RYA Powerboat Training Courses and certificates of competence

From here onwards…

You get to decide what you want to work on as a yacht, or on a superyacht. These certificates are internationally recognised, thus opening your career doors to the international scene as well. South Africa provides a proper foundation to accumulate the necessary experience. As long as your experience is relevant to your career goal on a superyacht, you should pursue it.

To become a deckhand or a stewardess, you do not necessarily need a course to find employment. However, if you are new to the industry, the courses will help you advance faster. For more information, please visit our Yacht Crew Section .

This article aimed to provide the most basic requirements for working on yachts in South Africa and more. Of course, each type of vessel has its own different regulations and certification requirements. However, these basic requirements stay consistent across all types of vessels. If you have further questions about the superyacht industry, feel free to browse our website or connect with us today.

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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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Skippers training courses.

SAMSA Skippers License – South African waters – Sea – Dam – River

We provide Skippers Training Courses such as the SAMSA Skippers license is required for powered vessels under 9 meters with an engine over 15hp. We provide training as qualified skippers to the requirements set out by SAMSA. The Exam includes a written paper Oral questions and practical test. As well as being SAMSA skippers your tutor will also be trained as a powerboat instructor in the RYA scheme. We use independent examiners which are arranged for you.

If you have a PWC (Jet Ski) the rules are basically the same as for normal skipper’s license. We would recommend doing the normal SAMSA skippers license and the RYA PWC (Jet Ski) course.

Visiting skippers can use their international license like the RYA qualifications. However if you are resident you would need to convert to SAMSA or SAS at some point.

SAMSA Inland Skippers - Category R - Under 9m Vessel (1 Day)

Sheltered waters – r.

This is the entry level skipper’s certification for all Inland Waters and Lagoons, Rivers and Estuaries.

This exam process has no practical boat training or navigational training as part of the process. To book the extra training refer to the section on boat handling and navigational training at the start of the SAMSA courses above.

The exam process consists of a training session using the NSRI/SAMSA manual followed by a written exam. This is normally a few days later to allow you time to brush up on the content of the manual. A short practical boat test with some oral questions follows a day or so later.

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SAMSA 1 Mile Offshore - Category E - Under 9m Vessel (1 Day)

Day skipper – e.

This is the entry level skipper’s certification for all offshore certificates of Competence and allows the holder to operate One Nautical Mile offshore and 15 miles along the coast.

On passing your exam an interim certificate is issued. A full certificate is issued from SAMSA a few months later.

We will be pleased advise you on the course/s you need. Fill out the enquiry form on the right or give us a call.

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SAMSA 15 Mile Offshore - Category C - Under 9m Vessel (1 Day)

15 mile off shore – day skipper – c.

This license is for skippers who wish to operate up to 15 miles offshore during daylight hours from a safe launch site. This exam process has no practical boat training or navigational training as part of the process. To book the extra training refer to the section on boat handling and navigational training at the start of the SAMSA courses above.

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SAMSA VHF / SRC Radio Operators License Training (1 Day)

Samsa vhf/src course.

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The SAMSA Short Range Certificate  is the qualification required if you operate a marine VHF radio fitted to your vessel or handheld. This includes both fixed and handheld equipment using International channels. All new VHF sets are either fitted or can be interfaced, with DSC calling.

A radio is an important piece of safety equipment on board and it is vital to understand the correct procedures. Unnecessary transmissions could block out a Mayday distress call. This course will teach you the basics of operating and understanding a VHF radio on board a yacht. If you own a marine radio handheld or fixed set, you are required by law to hold an operator’s license – learn the procedures for operation and gain the qualification on this one day course.

The Sail and Power SAMSA VHF Radio Course does not include exam fees.

The course is one day plus the exam at SAMSA office Cape Town as per their calendar

Exam fees are not included in the course price.

SAMSA exam fee is Rxxxx ( please enquire )

Course Content overview:

  • The basics of radio operation
  • The correct frequencies (channels) to be used
  • Distress, emergency, and medical assistance procedures
  • Making ship to shore telephone calls
  • Digital Selective Calling (DSC) using simulators
  • Global Maritime Distress and Safety System (GMDSS)
  • Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacons (EPIRB)
  • Search and Rescue (SART)

Course and Exam pricing

Samsa skippers training and exams..

Our modules are developed to help make you safe on the water. We also make sure you have the knowledge to pass the exams.

The pre-course requirements are as follows;

  • Logged sea time, note you do not have to be a skipper all the time. But need to be involved in the boating (a cruise liner or seal island trip would not count!)
  • No real time. We can provide what you need. See package 1
  • I have 50 hours signed off by a qualified skipper. See package 2
  • I have 100 hours or more. See package 2 or package 3 if you have lots of experience.
  • Medical on form supplied by your Doctor
  • 4 ID photos and certified copy of your ID or Passport

We have 3 packages to choose from.

If you would like extra training we will be pleased to set up a personal course for you.

Package 1 – Novice Boater Cat R / E or C (This course gives you 25 hours sea time)

Program for novice boaters with little or no regular experience and less than 50 hours sea time.

Step 1  – 3 Days Practical boating. This has some theory but mostly practical.

Step 2 – 1 Day SRC Radio course

Step 3 – 1 Day Theory course

Step 4  – 1 Day SAMSA Skippers and SRC Radio exams

Extra for the Cat C license

As above, plus 2 day Navigation Course. Includes some Practical boating

Cat R or E – R6100 Plus Radio course and exam R2300

Cat C – R7300 Plus Radio course and exam R2300

Package 2 – Boater Cat R / E or C

Program for boaters with Some experience and over 50 hours sea time signed off by a licensed skipper or 100 hours plus own signature. Possibly no formal training.

Step 1   – 1 Day Practical boating. This has some theory but mostly practical.

Step 2   – 1 Day SRC Radio course

Step 3   – 1 Day Theory course

Step 4   – 1 Day SAMSA Skippers and SRC Radio exams

As above, plus 1 day Navigation Course.

Cat R or E – R3700 Plus Radio course and exam R2300

Cat C – R4900 Plus Radio course and exam R2300

Package 3 – Experienced Boater Cat R / E or C with good knowledge

Program for boaters with regular experience and over 100 hours sea time.

Step 1  – 1 Day SRC Radio course

Step 2  –  1 Day Theory course – This is a revision course, Not suitable for a novice. Includes Navigation and Chartwork for Category C students.

Step 3  –  1 Day SAMSA Skippers and SRC Radio exams

Cat R or E – R2200 Plus Radio course and exam R2300

Cat C – R2500 Plus Radio course and exam R2300

For dates and information and to make a booking please email [email protected] or phone 0761045550 .

Courses are available

  • Mid -Week evenings

We have courses in V&A waterfront, Cape Town and False Bay Yacht Club, Simons Town.

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Certified Superyacht Crew Training Academy

Cape Town, South Africa

Leading the field in Superyacht training, Certified Superyacht Academy has proven to be the top resource and authority on the industry.

Courses are held in: South Africa

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Get Onboard Superyacht Academy

Get Onboard Superyacht Academy

Get Onboard Superyacht Academy Established in 2016, by two friends who met working onboard one of the world’s premium superyachts, Get Onboard Superyacht Academy has quickly established itself as leading industry player assisting young SA yachties looking to pursue a career in the superyacht industry. Based in Cape Town, South Africa, Get Onboard facilitates a variety of Superyacht specific courses across all four industry departments, Yacht Deckhand, Yacht Stewardess, Yacht Engineer & Yacht Chef. With over 14 years industry experience, our maritime partners internationally accredited maritime partners who are ITY and MCA certified, were carefully selected to ensure our candidates are provided the best possible training experience with top notch facilities in order to ensure they begin their super yachting career with a competitive edge.

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Sail and Power SA

Training centre in Cape Town for Yacht Crew with RYA, MCA courses, for all types of vessels and crew positions, Deckhand, Stewardess, International Skippers License We provide instructor training courses for Jet ski and powerboat students to work as instructors on yachts and international Schools.

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Super Yachting Nautical Careers (SYNC Training)

Training is based at the foot of the iconic Table Mountain, one of the 7 Wonders of Word. Training is done in beautiful settings by instructors who are passionate about sharing their knowledge, skills and are warm with students who are eager to join the Superyacht Industry. We believe in training students to be competent in all aspects when applying for a position on board a yacht. www.synctraining.co.za. Due to our first-hand experience on board, we are able to advise accordingly as to what is best suited for each individual joining the industry. The school has been running successfully for over five years and offers a wide range of training starting with the Superyacht Steward / Stewardess interior course and the Highfield Food Safety level 2. There are many other courses that run under SYNC. To name a few would be, Flower arranging and Table Scaping, STCW + DSD, International Bartenders, Professional Barista, Yacht Therapy and Beauty Training, Superyacht Chef training, Deckhand basics and even up to Captain and Engineer licences, including the basics like the RYA Powerboat Level 2, RYA PWC (Jetski) and VHF Radio, Yacht Rating, RYA Competent Crew Practical, RYA Day Skipper Theory, RYA Day Skipper Practical and RYA Radar. Instructors are also highly experienced professionals that have worked many years in the Superyacht industry, are enthusiastic and truly care about helping you achieve your highest dreams in yachting, learning from their personal journey and go into the industry fully informed and assured that we have your back and will be there for you not just at the start but for anytime you need us thereafter. We will arrange beautifully comfortable accommodation for you as well which is added to your training invoice. All you need to do is book and get yourself to Cape Town from no matter where you are in the world.

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The Superyacht Training Academy, Cape Town, is an elite maritime Institute providing Internationally recognised training for professional yacht crew. We pride ourselves in releasing crew into the Superyacht industry who are confident, competent, and responsible. Our comprehensive programmes for Superyacht Deckhand, Stewardess and Chef are world-class training programmes that equip superyacht personnel to perform at their optimum. Our Career packages focus on the primary qualifications needed to assure success in obtaining the best jobs and maintaining them as a chosen career path

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