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RYA Superyacht Tender Operator Course

RYA tuition powered by Superyachting South Africa

The RYA Superyacht Tender Operator Course was 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 Superyacht Tender Operator course, held in Cape Town, by Superyachting 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 Yacht 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:

* 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.

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