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Superyacht Engineer Training

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

The Engineering department is highly respected on-board a Superyacht due to the crucial role they perform. Similar to the Captain, the Yacht canot 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, TV’s, Refrigerators, Jet-Ski’s, Powerboats etc.

This 18 day course is ideal for those looking to get into an Engineering role on board and includes the Approved Engine Course (AEC) which, In terms of the MCA requirements for commercially and privately operated yachts, means that without an AEC qualification, a crew member cannot progress through the rest of the engineering qualifications, namely: Marine Engine Operators Licence (MEOL) and then the three levels of Chief Engineer: Y4, Y3, Y2 and Y1.

Course Breakdown

19 Day entry-level programme
Training held in Cape Town CBD, V & A Waterfront & Durban
Accommodation: N/A
STCW, MCA & RYA Completion Certificates
Course Materials and Training Manuals included

 STCW 95 (Manila 2010 Compliant)

Proficiency in Designated Security Duties (PDSD)

RYA Powerboat Level 2

MCA Approved Engine Course (AEC)


*Just like the STCW 95 course, the Proficiency in Designated Security Duties (PDSD) course has become mandatory for all crew whom work onboard Superyachts of 500gt and over AND/OR those which carry 12 fare-paying passengers/guests. Every new Superyacht crew member must complete this course as a formality.

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