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Yacht Deckhand Training

This entry-level 3.5 week course provides you with the minimum requirements & fundamental basics required to find work as a Yacht Deckhand. Included is RYA training, provided by Superyachting South Africa, and the highly regarded MCA Yacht Rating Course provided by PYT South Africa. This course ensures our students gain a competitive edge by meeting the safe manning requirements set out by the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) and required by many vessels. In addition, it provides a quicker route to the MCA Yacht Rating Certificate by reducing the 6 months yacht/sea service to just 2 months.

The following topics are covered extensively in the Yacht Deckhand course:

* Driving a Superyacht tender (Powerboat)
* Taking guests out on water toys: Jet-ski etc.
* Guest etiquette & duties
* Wash downs
* Maintenance & repairs
* Marine applications
* Teak maintenance
* Line handling & ropework
* Anchoring duties
* Navigational watch
* Yacht Rating course
* VHF Radio usage

By completing your core training courses, you will be able to demonstrate to your Captain, owner and fellow yacht crew that you have what it takes to work on a modern Superyacht. You will understand what is required of you re: every day duties and how to apply this knowledge practically with little or no input from your superiors, thus securing your future as a professional Yacht Deckhand‏.

The role is demanding, yet very rewarding, allowing you the opportunity to travel extensively and earn Euro’s / Dollars at the same time. 

Typical entry-level salary:

Mediterranean: €2500 – €3000pm
Caribbean: $2500 – $3500pm

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