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RYA Superyacht Tender Operator Course

(RYA tuition delivered by Super Yachting South Africa)

Book NowThe RYA Superyacht Tender Operator Course is a recent addition, launched at the Monaco Yacht Show 2014. Growing calls from within the Superyacht Industry lead to the development of this specialised course, designed to assist entry-level crew.

The RYA Superyacht Tender Operator course, held in Cape Town, South Africa, will provide new crew with added confidence & skills such as: Night Navigation, Working with Electronic Chart Plotters, Twin Engine Manoeuvres etc. This is an ideal way for new crew to gain a competitive edge when looking for employment.

The course is aimed at entry-level Superyacht Deckhands who will be carrying out guest transfers between the yacht/anchorage and the shore.

The following topics are covered extensively in the RYA Superyacht Tender Operator Course:

Superyacht Tender Operator

  • Pre-departure checks

  • Night navigation & Potential Hazards
  • Working with electronic chart plotters
  • Twin engine manoeuvres
  • Passenger safety (Adults & children)
  • Life saving apparatus
  • Docking in unfavourable conditions (stern of Superyacht / dockside)
  • Dealing with non-compliant passengers
  • Man Overboard (MOB) procedures – Day & Night
  • Specialised powerboat manouevering


Pre-Course Requirements:

In today’s competitive superyacht industry, it is important to stand out of the crowd. Crew, especially entry-level crew, should keep up to date with industry advancements and aim to enter the industry with job specific & relevant certifications that make a difference.

Course Breakdown

2 day intermediate programme
Location: V & A Waterfront and Table Bay  (Cape Town, South Africa)
Accommodation: N/A
What’s not included: Wet weather gear & Lunch
RYA Completion Certificate

R 5 635.00 (Incl. VAT)

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