Select Page



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. Yacht 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. Yacht Steward/esses are responsible for looking after the guests’ every needs and making them feel at home whilst remaining highly professional. 

Superyacht Chef

So, you’re a qualified & experienced Chef looking to make the transition from land to sea. Yacht 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 any one of these fields? If you answered YES, then this is the role for you. Yacht Engineers play a pivotal role on-board and are responsible for the mechanical and electrical operations of the yacht. 


Certified Superyacht Crew Training

Through our strategic partnerships, we’ve created an extensive one-stop shop solution for all your yachting needs. 
Simple. Convenient. Efficient

Established in 2008, Certified has assisted over 6000 crew from more than 25 countries and across all four roles, including: Yacht Deckhand, Yacht Stewardess, Yacht Engineer & Yacht Chef. 

Situated in the beautiful Mother City of Cape Town, we facilitate a large range of Superyacht specific courses through various maritime partners, all designed to enhance your training experience and provide you with a competitive edge. 

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, Interview techniques plus much more. 

In order to add further value, we have aligned ourselves with various partners who assist all our students with gaining their Visa’s & Offshore Bank Accounts. We look forward to helping you with all your yachting needs.

A Father’s Journey – Christo van Wyk.

A Father’s Journey – Christo van Wyk.

A Father's Journey - Christo van Wyk “I never intended on getting anything as a handout, and that simply isn't the way I am put together. But I have a family to take care of, so I'll swallow my pride and take any help I can get.” Christo became a father a mere 5...

read more
Work on Superyachts: Your TRUE step by step guide

Work on Superyachts: Your TRUE step by step guide

Providing insight into the challenging, yet rewarding world of Superyachting is what we do best. As ex-Yachties ourselves, we understand what it takes to get that first job and the intricate processes involved. The below is explained explicitly during our FREE...

read more
7 Tips To Create A Winning Yacht Crew CV

7 Tips To Create A Winning Yacht Crew CV

A yacht crew CV is your personal marketing brochure. It’s the gateway to your future and provides a shop window to showcase what you have to offer to potential employers. A weak CV which is badly laid out, contains spelling mistakes and is difficult to read creates a...

read more

Established more than 10 years ago, Certified has assisted over 6000 crew from more than 25 countries and is the preferred choice for Superyacht crew in South Africa.

South Africa’s Preferred Superyacht Academy