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Yacht and Boat Building


The dream of every man and woman with an interest in the sea is to ultimately build their own boat.

Trans-oceanic sailor Jimmy Cornell once wrote,
“The planning stage of a cruise is often just as enjoyable as the voyage itself, letting one’s imagination loose on all kinds of possibilities. Yet translating dreams into reality means a lot of practical questions have to be answered.”

The Yacht and Boat Building course is constructed to guide those dreams to fruition and further educate you on the intricacies involved with building your own boat. Incorporating aspects of the decision-making, management and construction processes, you will be a step closer to achieving your dreams of building your own vessel.

“Whenever your preparations for the sea are poor; the sea worms its way in and finds the problems” – Francis Stokes.

This course, with its easy to follow steps, will provide you with knowledge on various boat building materials, and highlight the various skills that are paramount to the successful construction of your boat.

This course is not intended to be the solitary element in the building of your boat, but rather best utilised as an overall guide as to what steps you need to take in order to pursue your ambition. We would recommend that this course would be most effective in conjunction with further knowledge and experience in building your own boat.



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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This course requires no prior experience. If you can bring the dream and passion, we will give you the knowledge. Those interested in enrolling with us must be committed, dedicated and determined in order to make the most of their learning.
Whether you are at the early stages of your career, nearing the end and looking for a retirement project, on sabbatical leave or currently within the maritime industry, this course will stretch and challenge you and most importantly, bring you one step closer to building the boat of your dreams.

This Course has 10 modules

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


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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
Imarest - Institute of Marine Engineering, Science and Technology
IASA - The International Association of Ship Repair Agents
Camper & Nicholsons International Yachting