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The Superyacht Crew That Make It Happen!

Certified Superyacht Academy

Being owned and operated by RYA/MCA qualified Superyacht Crew, there is a strong focus on modern & relevant Superyacht-specific training. With career progression in mind, Certified candidates not only gain a substantial competitive edge but are equipped to handle the demands of the industry from day one, leading to better work satisfaction and overall growth within the industry. 

The Academy has grown considerably over the years and has provided world-class training to more than 4000 students from across 20 different countries. We pride ourselves on our high student employment rate and continue to strive for training excellence in an industry that expects only the best. Situated in the beautiful Mother City of Cape Town, South Africa, we boast a number of associated training vessels alongside some of the best instructors in the country, 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, budget plan, guide to seasons, worldwide crew agency list & worldwide list of crew accommodation. We have aligned ourselves with various partners whom assist all our students with gaining their Visas & Offshore Bank Accounts. We look forward to helping you with all your Superyachting needs.

STCW 95 (Manila 2010 Compliant)

With Safety being a top priority, we ensure that all training is inline with the International Maritime Organization’s (IMO) standards of training as well as local requirements as per SAMSA (South African Maritime Safety Authority). In partnership with one of the pioneers and experts in the maritime field, we take pride in the fact that we not only offer the most affordable, but also the most professional STCW 95 basic safety training courses in South Africa.

Superyacht Specific Courses

We offer a wide range of RYA/MCA Courses. All training is Superyacht specific and relevant to each job role on board. Our course range includes: STCW 95 (Manila 2010 compliant), Proficiency in Security Awareness (PSA), Proficiency in Designated Security Duties (PDSD), RYA Personal Watercraft Course (Jetski), RYA VHF Radio, RYA Radar, RYA Diesel Engine, RYA Personal Watercraft Instructor Course (Jetski instructor), RYA Powerboat Level 2, RYA Superyacht Tender Operator, RYA Advanced Powerboat, Deckhand, Stewardess, MCA Approved Engine Course (AEC), MCA Food Hygiene plus many more. Our training programs are professionally run by fully certified instructors on safe, reliable vessels.

Basking seals and circling gulls complete the marine scene of Cape Town’s foreshore, and yachtsmen and women from all around the globe come here to experience the beauty of the area as well as to train in some of the most challenging waters in the world (our claim to fame). The Superyacht-specific training is hard work, and will sufficiently prepare you for what’s to come once you find work. Complete with your training is our renowned “support system” which has led to a high percentage of our students gaining employment. Whether you are a beginner or an experienced crew member, looking for a change in pace or change in career, we have an option to suit you. Contact us for more info.

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