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Superyacht Pursers



The Superyacht Pursers Diploma will teach you the essential elements of the role of a superyacht purser on a day to day basis. With this Diploma you will develop a much wider knowledge of the superyacht industry as well as the more detailed aspects of what a Purser needs to do in order to be outstanding as part of the management team on a larger superyacht. The learning you will gain should enable you to fulfil your job role as a Superyacht Purser to its maximum potential with greatest efficiency.

Module subjects include the role of the purser, superyacht operations both routine and emergency, crew management, accounting and budgeting, the regulatory environment in which you work, port clearance, charter operations, destination management and travel and logistics



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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Studying the Superyacht Pursers Diploma is particularly aimed at all Interior Crew members giving them a career path progression with the ultimate potential to move ashore with a recognised professional personnel management qualification.

This Course has 10 modules

Maritime course author - Ian Biles

Meet the Course Director

Ian Biles

Managing Director at Maritime Services International

Ian has led MSI to become one of the world’s leading surveying companies. Ian’s qualifications include: Master Mariner, RYA Yachtmaster Ocean, Naval Architect (BEng Ship Science) and Business Management (MA Business Management).

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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