Superyacht Crew Training

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Duration of course
3 weeks

Start your career in the superyacht industry

UKSA’s Superyacht Crew Training course is the perfect springboard into the superyacht industry. Thanks to our expert tuition, purpose-built site and ALL-INCLUSIVE, intensive training package, you can start your career in the superyacht industry after just 19 days at UKSA, armed with the qualifications and skills you need.

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The course has been especially designed by industry experts, who have worked in the superyacht industry themselves, to meet the growing demand for well-trained professional crew onboard some of world’s most luxurious yachts.

The training is delivered by industry-leading instructors with a focus on working directly with each individual student. UKSA has been delivering courses for over 30 years and we are proud that our one-to-one sessions, mentoring, careers advice, CV writing and recruitment support will give you the edge and contacts you need to enter the industry with confidence.

Plus, we are located in Cowes, the home of yachting; meaning you have access to arguably the best training waters in the world – The Solent – with complex winds and tides offering an enhanced training experience.

Training at UKSA gives you excellent value for money as all food and accommodation (both on board our yachts AND on site), tuition, mentoring and careers guidance are included in ONE PRICE. There are no hidden extra costs at UKSA.

Train at UKSA and you will enjoy these EXCLUSIVE BENEFITS:
  • Purpose built classrooms and navigational training simulators all on one site
  • One-to-one mentoring throughout the course from your instructors
  • Dedicated careers course manager
  • Career support both during and after your time at UKSA
  • Networking on site throughout your time at UKSA
  • Use of our swimming pool
  • Access to our fully equipped gym (for an additional charge)
  • Accommodation onshore for the full duration of your course, plus all food is included
  • One year’s FREE membership of Nautilus International
Course overview:
  • Crew training (deck work, look out and watch duties, tender duties and safety procedures)
  • Vessel care (maintenance, basic repairs, cleaning)
  • Basic engineering and safety training
  • Careers guidance from our professional team
  • Networking within the industry
  • All delivered in a COVID secure environment
  • UKSA superyacht uniform (branded polo shirts) are provided

Train at UKSA and experience our unbeatable value, world-class tuition and invaluable careers support and maritime industry insight.


  • 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.


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

Dates and pricing

Course From To All-inc
Superyacht Crew Training 30/05/2022 18/06/2022 Full
Superyacht Crew Training 11/07/2022 30/07/2022 £3,650
Superyacht Crew Training 21/08/2022 09/09/2022 £3,650
Superyacht Crew Training 17/10/2022 05/11/2022 £3,650
Superyacht Crew Training 28/11/2022 17/12/2022 £3,650
Superyacht Crew Training 09/01/2023 28/01/2023 £3,650

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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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