Edmiston Superyacht Crew Training

Course price
Fully-funded by Edmiston
Duration of course
5 weeks

A unique course developed by Edmiston

Applications are now closed for this intake. Thank you to everyone who applied.

UKSA have partnered with world renowned yacht broker Edmiston, to develop a truly unique programme. Designed to support diversity in the industry, this course is a great starting point to begin a career at sea with Edmiston. The Edmiston Superyacht Crew Training course has been created in partnership to meet the growing demand for diverse, well-trained professional crew. It will provide you with the essential training you need to complete prior to starting work as a deckhand or crew member onboard an Edmiston managed superycaht.

About the course

Designed in consultation with the team at Edmiston, this course combines the most relevant training and mentoring, equipping graduates with a strong foundation of knowledge and a realistic understanding of the industry they are entering.

Working in the superyacht industry can offer you the opportunity to travel all over the world to remote and exotic locations. With entry-level wages up to €2,500, and the potential to have tips alongside and food and accommodation included within your employment, it’s the perfect way to travel the world and earn a spectacular wage!

Our all-inclusive course gives you all the practical knowledge you need, plus guidance from instructors who have worked in the industry themselves. We will prepare you for the unique ethos of the superyacht industry, ensuring you understand the demands that will be placed on you when you begin work. Members of the Edmiston team will also provide sessions on cultural and industry orientation.

Dedicated Careers and industry guidance team

Our dedicated careers and industry guidance team are committed to helping you achieve your career goals and will be on-hand to provide advice and guidance as you progress through your Crew Training course. As a career student, you will also be able to create a professional profile, upload a CV and apply for suitable jobs from our online job portal.

Course overview
  • 32-day course
  • Expert tuition
  • Access to UKSA’s industry guidance support team
  • Crew training including deck work, look-out and watch duties, tender duties and safety procedures
  • Vessel care including engineering, maintenance, basic repairs and day-to-day cleaning
  • World-class facilities at our Cowes base, the home of yachting
  • All food and accommodation included
  • Uniform included
  • Edmiston cultural orientation and careers guidance


All candidates will be required to attend a selection session to be interviewed by a panel from both UKSA and Edmiston.

Deckhands are typically required to work long hours and must be physically fit and able. You must be energetic and enthusiastic with an ability to work to a high standard in all tasks.

All seafarers must have an ENG1 seafarer medical fitness certificate to work at sea (click here for more details).

Whilst it’s not essential to hold your ENG1 to complete your training with UKSA, it is required to hold this to secure work in the industry. For this reason, we recommend all students gain their ENG1 before they attend training.


Launching in Spring 2021, this course is entirely funded by Edmiston to the value of £4,541 per place.


  • UKSA Superyacht Crew Training Certificate
  • STCW Basic Safety Training
  • MCA Proficiency in Designated Security Duties
  • RYA Powerboat Level 2
  • RYA Tender Operator
  • RYA Personal Watercraft Proficiency
  • RYA Marine Short Range Radio
Alternative pathways into the superyacht industry

If you are considering a long term career on-board a superyacht and are aged between 18-25 you may want to consider our Superyacht Cadetship.

Dates and pricing

Course From To All-inc
Edmiston Superyacht Crew Training 25/03/2022 29/04/2022 £4,750

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