Engineer your future

If you’re looking for an exciting career that will allow you to explore the world, but will also provide opportunities on land, a yacht engineer could offer the perfect solution. You’ll be responsible for maintaining and servicing all of the yacht’s on-board systems and engines, as well as all outgoing tenders and toys.

diesel engineering student fixing part of an engine

Yachting Engineering programmes

Our Yacht Engineering courses will give you the internationally recognised skills and qualifications you need to start your career as a yacht engineer, providing an understanding of engineering disciplines, as well as the hands-on skills you’ll need.

Our programmes include:
  • RYA Diesel Engine Maintenance – an introduction to maintaining diesel engines and diagnosing basic faults.
  • MCA Approved Engine Course (AEC) – the next step in hands-on training and theoretical knowledge of diesel engines, enabling you to develop your basic understanding gained from the RYA Diesel Engine Maintenance course further.

For full details of UK requirements for engineer officers on large yachts (over 24 meters) please see MSN 1859

Expert yacht engineering training in progress with UKSA

Expert yacht engineering training

Delivered by qualified yacht engineers and taught in our purpose-built training workshops, our professional Yacht Engineering courses give you the skills and knowledge you need to build an engineering career at sea.

Where can these courses take me?

Allowing you to gain the internationally recognised skills and MCA qualifications for a rewarding career as an engineering officer, we offer the courses needed to progress from an assistant engineer to a chief engineer on modern superyachts.

Alongside these specific engineering courses you may also need the STCW Basic Safety Training if you are looking for a career onboard vessels above 24 meters.