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Boatyard and Marina Operations



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

Studying and training for this Diploma is a great way to boost your career prospects. Many students study to develop themselves in their existing role.



The Boatyard and Marina Operations training 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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“I’m just pleased to have found this school. After working on mega yachts for 13 years and to find myself stuck in a rut, to only find so many options and directions to choose from without leaving my passion for boats and sea completely behind.”

Lisa Dijkshoorn.


Those wanting to work in a supervisory or management role within a boatyard or marina would benefit greatly from this course.

This Course has 10 modules

Boatyard and Marina Operations 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 of marinas and boatyards. From a 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. Importantly, he believes that by following best practices and having appreciation of the risks, a safe and effective working environment can be developed.

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Supported by:

Keystone Law
Global HR & Payroll Expertise (CESG)
British Marine
PYA - The Professional Yachting Association
Ocean Independence
MYBA - The Worldwide Yachting Association
Marine Society
Lead Yacht Underwriters Limited
IASA - The International Association of Ship Repair Agents