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Charles Scheffers, South Africa

“Thank you so much for the experience. The training centers were beyond informative and the instructors were amazing.”

Ron Hadas, Israel

“Thank you Conrad, I’ve done many courses in my life and met lots of different guides, and you are between the best and most professional ones.”

William Smith, South Africa

“Having been given great training and explanations by experienced instructors, I had total confidence and the ability to stand out, especially with regards to the watersports.”

Jane Ann Warren, South Africa

“Thanks for all the assistance you and Kirsty gave me starting out on this venture! I did feel really prepared and a step ahead of the rest when I first arrived in Antibes.”

Cassandra Gillie, South Africa

“Awesome time, awesome people and successfully passed all my courses. Thank you certified superyacht training academy!!”

David Jones, UK

“I hope you are all well. I just wanted to give you the good news. Lee-Anne and I both got full time jobs on separate yachts. We are both very happy and super excited for the season ahead, but mostly grateful and appreciate the time we spend in Cape Town doing courses with you.”

Superyacht Deckhand

If you love adventure and the outdoors, then this is the role for you. Deckhands play an important role on-board and can expect to be involved in many different aspects of the daily running of the yacht. As this is an “exterior” role, majority of time will be spent outdoors.

Superyacht Stewardess

Are you polite, well groomed & responsible? Do you have a passion for hospitality and guest interaction? If YES, then this is the role for you. Stewards / Stewardesses are responsible for looking after the guests’ every needs and making them feel at home.

Superyacht Chef

So, you’re a qualified, experienced Chef looking to make the transition from land to sea. Superyacht Chef’s are an integral part of the team & need to understand the unique challenges of cooking at sea, provisioning, stowing and working & living in confined conditions.

Superyacht Engineer

Do you have an interest in Engineering / Diesel Engines OR a Diploma/Degree in this field? If you answered YES, then this is the role for you. Engineers play a pivotal role onboard and are responsible for the mechanical and electrical operations of the yacht.


Certified Superyacht Crew Training

Leading the field in Professional Superyacht Crew Training and relevant Superyacht info, Certified Superyacht Academy has trained over 5000 crew and continues to be an industry pioneer.

Having grown considerably over the years, we now have a global reach and provide training for many people from all around the world.

Situated in the beautiful Mother City of Cape Town, we offer a large range of Superyacht-specific courses aboard various vessels, all designed to enhance your training experience.

We offer a free personal consultation service and provide each and every student with a Yachting CV template, Professional & accurate budgets, Worldwide crew agency & crew accommodation lists.

We have aligned ourselves with various partners who assist all our students with gaining their Visa’s, Seaman’s Books & Offshore Bank Accounts. We look forward to helping you with all your Superyachting needs.

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Cape Town – The Superyacht Crew Training hub of South Africa & playground to Capetonians, South African’s & Foreigners alike. Ahh, Summer in Cape Town…..long nights, beautiful sunsets, festivities, beach and preparation for the Mediterranean Superyacht season....

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Established 10 years ago, Certified has trained over 5000 crew and are considered the leaders in professional RYA/MCA/STCW training in South Africa.

South Africa’s Leading Superyacht Academy

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