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History of the Superyacht Industry and where we are today

  • Introduction to the Industry
  • Historical development
  • Different types and styles of yachts
  • Owners and their requirements
  • The role of the yacht manager
  • Cruising areas
  • Future trends

The Role of the Purser

  • Role and Responsibilities
  • Time management
  • Record keeping
  • Effective Communication
  • Leadership
  • Management

Yacht Operations

  • Routine Operations
  • In harbour
  • At sea
  • Refit and lay-up periods
  • Emergency drills

Crew management

  • Crew sizes and structures
  • Minimum Manning Certificate
  • Maritime Labour Convention
  • Seafarers Employment Contract
  • Specific nationality requirements (POEA)
  • Crew qualifications – CoC’s and endorsement
  • Policy documents
  • D&A, Confidentiality, Social Media, Safeguarding, Harassment
  • Day workers
  • Crew rotation and leave
  • Crew payroll
  • Crew travel
  • Sign on and off procedures
  • Crew list

Accounting and budgeting

  • Book keeping
  • Cash and foreign currency
  • Accrual or Cash Accounting
  • Accounts policy
  • Credit and Debit Cards
  • Budgeting and projections
  • Cost control
  • Supplier management

The Regulatory Environment

  • IMO, ILO and UNCLOS – LY2, LY3, PYC and REGYC
  • Flag State and Port State
  • Classifications Societies
  • Audits and Inspections
  • ISM and ISPS
  • Codes of Practice
  • Industry Associations
  • Sources of information and help

Port Clearance

  • Yacht Agents
  • Crew List
  • Customs and Immigration
  • Mediterranean Cruising
  • USA and Caribbean Cruising
  • Shore leave
  • ISPS

Charter Operations

  • The Charter market
  • Charter Managers
  • Charter Brokers
  • Requirements for success
  • Charter Costs and the APA
  • MYBA Charter Agreement
  • Other charter agreements
  • VAT
  • Guest preference records
  • Guest management
  • Charter duties
  • Gratuities
  • Difficult situations

Destination Management

  • Know your stuff
  • Destination research
  • Creating an Itinerary
  • Gust activity management
  • The influence of weather
  • The importance of planning
  • Visas and vaccinations

Travel and Logistics

  • Guest and crew travel
  • Visas and vaccinations
  • Maintaining supply lines – customers, planning, purchasing, inventory and transportation
  • Legal requirements
  • Logistics – inbound and outbound