Superyacht training

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No matter if you’re new to the industry or looking to climb the career ladder, there is an industry qualification out there to give you that extra edge over your peers

Warsash Superyacht Academy
Warsash Superyacht Academy is part of the world-renowned Warsash Maritime School. It is the original home of superyacht training – Warsash was the first school to offer the MCA 3000GT Yacht Certificates of Competency (CoC) and has remained at the forefront ever since. Their reputation for delivering high-quality superyacht training for crew, officers, and shore-side staff is second to none in the industry. Warsash offers over 150 accredited entry, managerial and advanced maritime courses, from one-day STWC updating training to 3-year cadetships and top-up opportunities for senior officers.

Warsash operates four campuses in and around Southampton, easy to get to from abroad or within the UK, with a huge array of accommodation choices and a vibrant hospitality sector to compliment the stay. It just invested several tens of millions of pounds in new facilities such as Europe’s largest maritime simulation centre, new marine engineering workshops, ETO labs, and its acclaimed manned model shiphandling centre.
For more details Tel: +44 (0)23 8201 5004
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Heli Riviera
Heli Riviera in an internationally recognised and MCA accredited training organisation offering Helideck training to luxury yacht crews throughout the world. With over 20 years of experience they have been at the forefront of the development and application of Helideck training to the luxury yachting industry. The experienced trainers offer real world experience often from within the Heli Yachting industry where they serve as current operational aircrew. With bases on the French Riviera and on Saint Martin in the Caribbean they are well placed to manage your needs, whilst the trainers also

travel the world. Heli Riviera can offer online awareness / recurrency training leading to or in support of onboard MCA accredited Helicopter Landing Officer and Helideck Assistants courses. The company is wholly focused on safety and offering comprehensive courses at amazing value to their clients
For more details Tel: +33 (0) 4 93 90 53 00
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Trilogy Luxury Training
Based in Durban, South Africa, Trilogy Luxury Training offers Interior training for all levels of experience right from new in the industry to experienced stewardess. With a combined 30 years of onboard experience on yachts ranging from 30m – 140m their core values are anchored in integrity, honesty and real-life experiences. Trilogy’s aim is to help people be successful in their yachting career from start to finish. They offer IAMI GUEST accredited interior courses, MCA approved Level 2 Food Hygiene, STCW 10 basic training and refreshers, and also offer ongoing support and advice for anyone and everyone in the industry.
For more details email [email protected]
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Seascope Maritime Training
Seascope has specialized in providing MCA Approved STCW training for over 15 years. With expert tutors and top-class facilities, they pride themselves on delivering high quality training courses for all their students. Seascope is a leading UK STCW training provider, and their progression has seen the company establish a training location in the prestigious yachting backdrop of Antibes where STCW courses have been delivered expertly for over a decade. They are also delighted to announce that from January 2022, Seascope will be offering STCW training courses in Palma de Mallorca too.

Seascope offer a wide range of STCW courses that include the Full Basic and Refresher courses alongside upskill elements such as Advanced Fire Fighting and many more. Courses are run frequently and can be offered every week.
For more details Tel: +44 (0)151 709 3290 / +33 (0) 608 689 531
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IAMI GUEST accredited ‘The Ultimate Yacht Purser Course’ ensures students have theoretical knowledge and practical skills to excel in their yachting careers. A lack of experience is the most significant hurdle to landing a first purser role. The course covers a vast array of essential topics, but the assignments are where the magic and learning happen. Students experience a full rotation of purser duties from understanding yachting laws and regulations, completing leave sheets and payroll for over 20 crew, managing charter APA accounts, creating an itinerary from scratch, budgeting and accounting, port clearance tasks, creating crew lists and understanding the certificates and declarations needed for a port call. Principal trainer, Sandra Jordaan, worked as a chief stewardess and purser for 10 years.

With over six years of tertiary education herself, she brings an abundance of experience and knowledge to the superyacht training sector. Sandra is also on the PYA council for crew wellbeing.
For more details email [email protected]
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MPT Training 
Founded in 1983, (MPT) is one of the largest private maritime training school in the United States, serving more than 12,000 students annually, training for careers in both the commercial and yachting segments of the maritime industry. MPT offers all levels of certification, license and document study programs, many of which offer in-school testing, are USCG, MCA, Marshall Islands, and Nautical Institute approved and are recognized by many foreign administrations. Programs are designed to meet and exceed IMO standards and are fully STCW Compliant. MPT’s campus hosts classrooms, deck and engineering

departments, multiple class A Full Mission bridge and engineering simulators, as well dynamic positioning labs. One School. Unlimited Possibilities.
For more details Tel: +1(954)525 1014
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Maritime School of the West Indies
Maritime School of the West Indies is the Caribbean leader in maritime certifications. Based in St. Maarten, the school educates, certifies, and licenses  both commercial and recreational courses. Whether you are starting a career in the maritime industry, honing new skills, or refreshing old ones, we make the benefits of working in the maritime industry accessible to all, with professional and friendly instruction.
For more details Tel: +1 721 5802205 / 5805806
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