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Yacht Engineer Course

Yacht Engineer Training

With this role in high demand, candidates whom possess the right qualities and experience are highly advised to follow the route of Yacht Engineer and capitalize on the impressive salaries currently offered.

Our intensive 18-day Yacht Engineer Course takes place in Cape Town and is ideal for those looking to get into an Engineering role on board. The Yacht Engineer Course includes the Approved Engine Course (AEC1), which in terms of the MCA requirements for commercially and privately operated yachts, means that without an Approved Engine Course (AEC1) qualification, a crew member cannot progress through the rest of the engineering qualifications, namely: AEC2, Small Vessel Second Engineer (formerly Y4) < 200GT and < 1,500kW, Small Vessel Chief Engineer (formerly Y3) < 500GT and < 3,000kW, Small Vessel Chief Engineer (formerly Y2/Y1) < 3,000GT and < 9,000kW.

The Engineering department is highly respected on-board a Superyacht due to the crucial role they perform. Similar to the Captain, the Yacht cannot operate without Engineers, whom are responsible for the mechanical and electrical operations of the yacht. This could include a range of jobs such as: Engines, Generators, Water Makers, Air-Conditioners, TVs, Refrigerators, Jet-Skis, Powerboats etc.


MCA Approved Engine Course Certificate

With an MCA Approved Engine Course certificate in hand, crew are able to fill the following positions:

  • Assistant engineer on vessels over 200gt within 60miles from a safe haven (under the Large Yacht code LY2)
  • Chief engineer on sailing yachts over 24m in length and less than 200gt and 750 Kw within 60 miles from a safe haven
  • Chief engineer on motor yachts over 24m in length and less than 200gt and l500Kw within 60 miles from a safe have

Course Breakdown

STCW 2010

Proficiency in Designated Security Duties (PDSD)

RYA Powerboat Level 2

MCA Approved Engine Course (AEC1)

*RYA training provided by SYSA

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