Superyacht Crew Training

Course price
Duration of course
3 weeks

A springboard into the superyacht industry?

If you are interested in beginning a career in the superyacht industry, this course is a great starting point. Our Superyacht Crew Training course has been designed to meet the growing demand for well-trained professional crew and will provide you with the essential training you need to complete prior to starting work as a deckhand or crew member.

About the course

Designed in consultations with crew agents and captains, the Superyacht Crew training 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 work-hard-play-hard superyacht industry, ensuring you understand the demands that will be placed on you when you begin work.

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
  • 19-day course
  • Expert tuition
  • Crew training including deck work, look-out and watch duties, tender duties and safety procedures
  • Vessel care including 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


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.


As a charity, we do have funding opportunities available for many of our students. UKSA is committed to making training and qualifications accessible to those who have the desire to succeed in a yachting or watersports career. Your course adviser will be able to provide you with the details, assess your eligibility and put you forward if you are a suitable candidate.

To see a full list of all of our funding options visit our funding opportunities page or call us to talk about your options on +44 (0)1983 203038


  • 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
Superyacht Crew Training 06/11/2020 25/11/2020 Full
Superyacht Crew Training 08/02/2021 27/02/2021 Full
Superyacht Crew Training 08/03/2021 27/03/2021 Full
Superyacht Crew Training 09/08/2021 28/08/2021 £2,999
Superyacht Crew Training 18/10/2021 06/11/2021 £2,999
Superyacht Crew Training 29/11/2021 18/12/2021 £2,999
Superyacht Crew Training 10/01/2022 29/01/2022 £2,999

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UKSA has had a huge influence on my choice of career; without them, I wouldn’t be starting my job on the superyacht in the Med!

Sophie Wilmot – Deckhand/SY Crew Training

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