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Professional Superyacht Deckhand


Superyachts have particular requirements of their crews and this Superyacht Deckhand short course 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.

This online course consists of 10 modules that must be completed within 12 months. These modules are designed to provide high-quality deckhand training via a combination of resources such as text, charts, and pictures to help with your learning. On this course, multiple choice questions are provided at the end of each module which you are expected to pass by 70%.

On successful completion of the module you will be rewarded with a Certificate in ‘Superyacht Deckhand’.

“The main advantage of this course was that I could take this training from my home – this is at least a saving of time and ease of learning for any course. The material and language of English for teaching is compiled in a convenient and understandable form. To learn and understand the text in these modules from 1 to 10, it is enough to level Pre-Intermediate. The material that is included in the modules is quite clear.”

Sergey Dzhalaukhyan. Russia

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Module includes

  • An Introduction to the Superyacht Industry
  • Captain and Crew
  • Introduction and Overview for New Yacht Crew
  • Aluminium Vessels
  • FRP Vessels
  • Steel Vessels
  • Wooden Vessels
  • Sails and Rigs
  • Basic Engineering for Deckhand –Part 1
  • Basic Engineering for Deckhand – Part 2

Who’s the course suitable for?

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.

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