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We’re Hiring – Join The Team

THE COMPANY Established more than 10 years ago, Certified is one of South Africa's leading Superyacht crew training academies, offering a full range of STCW, RYA/MCA courses for Deckhands, Stewardesses, Chefs & Engineers. Having trained more than 5000 crew, our...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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New MCA Ships Cook Assessment – What to expect?

The below article was written by and gives a great analysis of what to expect and prepare for in terms of the New MCA Ships Cook Assessment. The Ships Cook Assessment is here to stay and needs to be embraced as chefs have until 15th February 2015 to get...

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FREE Mani & Pedi with each Stewardess Course!

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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Entering the Caribbean: Visa MUST Know

Knowledge is power, and as cheesy as it might sound, knowing local laws and associated immigration quirks will save you plenty of future headaches.   The following article, written by Hillary Hoffower and featured on, provides some much needed...

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How to Stay Fit While On Board

Long journeys confined to a yacht can take their toll on the body, if you let them. In order to stay in shape, yacht crew need to overcome numerous on-board obstacles like exhaustion, limited space and restricted gym facilities, the list goes on. Yet, the benefits of...

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