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Superyacht Operations



The Superyacht Operations Diploma will develop and deepen your knowledge of the Superyacht industry and its onboard operations, which in turn will help you to excel in your career. Whether you work at sea or on land, this course will provide you with essential industry knowledge and skills, giving you a better understanding of how to run a Superyacht with success and efficiency.

Module subjects include chartering, operational management, ISM, ISPS, personnel and interior management along with other essential subjects such as accounting, legal aspects, insurance, repairs and maintenance.



The course consists of 12 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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“The course was very diverse and gives a great basic knowledge of many important aspects of the yachting industry. It is great for anyone who is looking to progress to senior positions and have an understanding of industry standards. These modules were well laid out and provided great reference material”

Elizabeth Harvey


Studying the Superyacht Operations Diploma is perfect for captains and senior crew as well as shore based professionals such as, yacht managers, brokers, yacht agents, recruitment consultants, marine lawyers, owners representatives and project managers.

This Course has 12 modules

Maritime Course Author - Jonathan Beckett

Meet the Course Director

Jonathan Beckett

Chief Executive at Burgess

Jonathan joined Nigel Burgess in Monaco in 1981 aged 23. He moved to the London office in 1983 and became a partner in 1986. Sadly Nigel Burgess died in 1992 whilst competing in the Vendée Globe single handed non-stop around the world race. Jonathan was appointed as Chief Executive and has since led Burgess to become one of the world’s leading superyacht brokerage houses.

Click Here to read what the Course Director Jonathan Beckett has to say about the Superyacht Operations course!

If you would like to complete this 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
IASA - The International Association of Ship Repair Agents