Moving ashore – how to take the leap

Are you looking to move to a shore-based career? If taking the leap and moving from yacht to shore is your next career move, then read on…


Whether you are looking for a new challenge or hoping to put years of yachting experience into a position closer to home, don’t let it be a daunting prospect. For those wishing to transfer to land, but not having the knowledge or confidence to do so, expanding your portfolio is a good first step.


What shore-based courses do Maritime Training Academy offer?

Skills such as high attention to detail, confidence and a personable nature are excellent transferable skills. Employers would consider these to be a great starting point, for a number of shore-based roles.

Physical/hands on marina-based courses:

  • Boatyard & Marina Operations
  • Superyacht Project Management – Refit & Newbuilding
  • Yacht and Boat Building
  • Superyacht Surveying (Yacht & small craft surveying)


Office based positions include:

  • Marine Insurance Claims
  • Maritime Law
  • Superyacht Management
  • Yacht Brokerage

These courses can be studied completely via distance learning. Diploma students are required to sit a written examination once they have passed their assignments. View all our short and diploma courses here.


Shore-based doesn’t mean weighed down!

If the itch to travel still needs scratching, choosing a career such as Yacht Brokerage could see you getting to travel the world. Do what you know and love while learning new skills in registration, title rules and regulations. And, business management, insurance, finance and chartering.


How to move to a shore-based career

Did you know that companies like wilsonhalligan now have a dedicated desk for shore-based positions?

With an increased demand for shore-based personnel, across all sectors of the maritime industry, Luke Randall has joined the wilsonhalligan team.  He is focused on helping to secure talent for private households and businesses worldwide.

Top tips from wilsonhalligan:

  • Consider the skills and experience you can transfer from your current position to your new role, don’t assume an employer will understand exactly what you have been doing onboard or in your previous shore-based position.
  • Presenting key qualifications, skills and experiences clearly and concisely on your CV can make you stand out to potential employers.
  • Make sure it is the right fit for you, your employer and your future career.


Many companies will still be looking for hands on experience in these areas but completing additional courses also allows you to develop specialist knowledge and enhance your career opportunities. Helping you to achieve a position in your chosen field. 

For advice on shore-based careers, or to discuss your next role contact –


To download a brochure on any of the courses, or to speak to a member of our team – get in touch.