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Professional Superyacht Deckhands


The Diploma for Professional Superyacht Deckhands course has been designed to give those crew members who want to develop their careers within the superyacht industry the essential knowledge that is not contained in the statutory watch keeping certification. Superyachts have particular requirements of their crews and the diploma will provide the necessary background technical information on how to do undertake the role of a superyacht deckhand so as to make the individual an indispensable member of any yacht crew.



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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Junior yacht crew who are starting out on their career. Ideal for those crew who have completed their minimum statutory qualifications and who are looking to differentiate themselves in the superyacht crew market place.

This Course has 12 modules

Ian Biles - Ship Surveying Course Author | Vessel Surveyor

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).

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


On Passing the Diploma you will receive this icon – please use on your business cards, LinkedIn profiles and websites!

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