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Boatyard and Marina Operations


The Boatyard and Marina Operations course covers all aspects of working in a boatyard or marina, whether it is from a small sailing yacht to container vessels. So from best practices to understanding the high risk operations such as hot works, it aims to give the student the understanding to operate across this sector. Authors are experts through a combination of knowledge and experience, so have seen when things go right as well as very wrong.

Studying this Diploma is a great way to boost your career prospects. Many students study to develop themselves in their existing role, while others study with a complete change of career in mind.



The course consists of 10 modules. All students are required to successfully complete and pass the module assignments. Diploma students will also be required to sit and pass a final examination.

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Those wanting to work in this area
Those wanting to increase their knowledge and responsibility in this area
Those working in conjunction with this area and require a good working knowledge or it

This Course has 10 modules

Maritime Course Author - Richard Cray

Meet the Course Director

Richard Cray

BEng (Hons), MIIMS, DipMarSur – Marine Surveyor

Richard has travelled the world as a marine surveyor and therefore has an extensive knowledge of a wide range marinas and boatyards. So from the small family owned boatyard to the biggest shipyards in the world, he has worked in and surveyed both the vessels and yards that they are in. He believes that by following best practises and having appreciation of the risks, a safe and effective working environment can be developed.

If you would like to complete this course as a Classroom based course, click here for more information

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Supported by:

  • British Marine
  • Sturge
  • SSA Marine
  • RINA
  • PYA - The Professional Yachting Association
  • Ocean Style
  • Ocean
  • MYBA - The Worldwide Yachting Association
  • Marine Society
  • Lead Yacht Underwriters Limited
  • Imarest - Institute of Marine Engineering, Science and Technology
  • IASA - The International Association of Ship Repair Agents
  • Camper & Nicholsons International Yachting
  • Boastshed
  • ABP - Associated British Ports