Superyacht Stewardess and Steward Training Course

Do you want a career in luxury hospitality? Travel the world and visit the most beautiful places from the Mediterranean, Caribbean and Indian Ocean?  Discover the little gems that the world has to offer in the most remote places you would never normally visit?

You don’t need to love sailing or have any experience on boats, you just need a passion for hospitality and a desire to travel.  This career path pays well and you could be earning up to €2,000 – €2,500 a month, which means your course fees are paid off within two months of starting employment! A great alternative to university and what better way to see the world!

About the Superyacht Interior Foundation Course

This course provides aspiring yacht stewards, stewardesses and cooks with the skills to deliver exceptional standards of service on-board luxury superyachts.  Our instructors are renowned with this elite industry,  you will receive the best training possible to prepare you for working in the world of superyachts.

What’s included:

  • Our price includes all your food and accommodation.
  • Industry Guidance throughout your career
  • Interview and job preparation
  • Interviews with crew agents on site


  • 3 weeks – with popular additional bolt-ons also available

Course overview:

The world’s luxury superyachts provide the perfect environment in which to deliver the ultimate standard of service, often in the world’s most glamorous locations. Our Superyacht Interior Foundation course will prepare you with the skills needed to excel in this environment, together with the essential STCW Basic Safety Training for work onboard the world’s largest luxury yachts.

There’s currently huge demand for qualified  stewardesses and stewards, our Industry Guidance team are here to support your career progress and to guide you in finding the right job for you.

Stewardess and Stewards trainees at UKSA


Course Benefits

This course has many benefits for a budding yacht stewardess or steward. Here are just a few:

  • A broad and comprehensive syllabus, delivered by top hospitality and maritime specialists
  • Unparalleled Industry Guidance and mentoring
  • Prepares you for a service career with opportunities to live on luxurious yachts and travel to some of the most spectacular areas of the globe
  • Train to deliver the level of service to which most 5 star hotels aspire
  • Popular with individuals transferring from other hospitality-related careers, as well as couples looking to work together in the industry
  • Develop your ability and passion for delivering a level of service beyond first class
  • Huge demand for high calibre staff in this sector
  • AND it will put you on a path to a job where you could earn up to and over €2,000-€2,500/month, with no rent, bills or significant expenses

Superyacht Hospitality Training Course Syllabus

  • Personal presentation, professional etiquette and protocol
  • Housekeeping and detailing/superyacht cleaning
  • Laundry and Ironing
  • Life onboard
  • Health and Safety onboard
  • Table management, placement and settings
  • Styles of service, courses and order of service, buffets
  • Bar tending, including spirts and cocktails and wine appreciation, covering product knowledge of wines and ports and cigars
  • Understand the high standards required for catering on yachts
  • Event planning and execution


  1. What qualifications will I need?  There are no prerequisite experience necessary and you don’t have to sail!
  2. Is this qualification recognised within the industry? Yes this course is accredited by the Professional Yachting Association (PYA) and includes the essential STCW basic safety training for work onboard.
  3. Will I get to travel the world? The world’s luxury superyachts are often in the world’s most glamorous locations, so with this career you get to travel and live the dream.
  4. What is life on campus like? Day to day life at UKSA is fairly routine but try out new things every day as the classes are always different. In breaks and downtime you get to socialise with new friends and with people already working in the industry. It’s a lot of fun and you are likely to make friends for life!

Funding Options

As a charity, UKSA are committed to removing the financial barriers some people may face. To see a full list of all of our funding opportunities visit our funding opportunities page. Alternatively talk to your course advisor who will be able to assess your eligibility and put you forward for suitable bursaries.

Two bolt-on options are available

As a bolt-on option you can elect to take the five-day Superyacht Cookery Foundation course, this course will teach a repertoire of delicious meals to impress, and will improve your confidence and enjoyment when catering for guest and crew. With instruction from expert chefs and professional yacht crew, the programme provides a sound knowledge in basic cookery and preparation skills.

You can also take the five-day RYA Competent Crew which will put you at an advantage, as you will gain that extra knowledge to make you an active and useful crew member. During this course you will cover approximately 100 miles, including four night hours on watch.

Graduates story

For more detailed information about the Superyacht Interior Foundation course please attend an open day or register interest using the links on the right.  You can also read about this course from a graduate Isabella Joiner