Superyacht Stewardess and Steward Training Course

Would you like to travel and visit the world’s most beautiful destinations whilst earning on average €2,500 per month tax-free plus tips? Those seeking the superyacht lifestyle might be interested to learn that in just three weeks it’s possible to equip yourself with the initial skills needed to work onboard.

If so, UKSA’s Superyacht Hospitality course can launch your career working as a steward or stewardess working onboard superyachts in this luxury hospitality industry.

As the superyacht industry continues to grow year on year, so does the demand for well-trained interior crew to provide the exceptional levels of service and attention to detail expected onboard these luxury vessels.

At UKSA we have seen on average 80% of our students securing a role within 3 months of completing their training.

Overview of the Superyacht Hospitality Training Course:

The world’s luxury yachts provide the perfect environment in which to deliver the ultimate standard of service.

Delivered by renowned Superyacht Management Consultant and ex-Chief Stewardess, Vanessa Hodgson, our unique Superyacht Hospitality Training course has been developed in line with the GUEST programme. This course delivers all of the qualifications, practical skills, industry guidance, knowledge and support required to launch a successful career within the superyacht industry.

Vanessa said: “The UKSA course makes it very easy for the students as it gives them the skill set required for the Superyacht Industry. From interior training to STCW Basic Safety alongside the on-going support they receive. All the guys and girls stay in contact with us and we mentor them through their career, not just when they are at UKSA. Students come to us from all different backgrounds and have a desire to travel and earn decent money. This offers them the chance to do something really different.
The course has it’s been running a long time, is well recognised within the industry and has a great reputation.
Whether you go to Palma or Antibes, you’ll meet others who have come from UKSA. This helps with networking, which is half the battle when seeking employment. Our students nearly all find jobs within one to two months, and then they’re off.”
Superyacht Interior Girls

All the practical skills you will need

  • Personal presentation, professional etiquette and protocol
  • Table management, placement and settings
  • Styles of service, course and order of service, buffets
  • Cocktails, bartending, wine and spirits appreciation (covering knowledge of wines and port)
  • Party, event planning and execution
  • 7* Housekeeping & attention to detail/superyacht cleaning
  • Laundry services
  • Health & safety onboard
  • Crew dynamics and life on-board
  • Understanding the high standards required for catering on yachts
A student preparing flowers in the Superyacht Hospitality Training Course


  • IAMI GUEST Certificates in:
    • GUEST Yacht Interior Introduction
    • GUEST Interior Basic Food Service
    • GUEST Introduction Wine, Bartending & Mixology
  • Foundation Food Safety certificate
  • STCW Basic Training
    • MCA Personal Survival Techniques
    • MCA Personal Safety and Social Responsibility
    • MCA Fire Prevention and Fire Fighting
    • MCA Elementary First Aid
  • MCA Proficiency in Security Awareness
  • MCA Proficiency in Designated Security Duties
  • RYA Powerboat Level 2
  • RYA Marine Short Range Radio

Introducing our new Superyacht Galley

Our unique training facility was specifically designed to mimic the look and feel of a Superyacht Galley, allowing our Hospitality students to fully immerse themselves while training towards their professional career within the Superyacht industry.

Superyacht Galley Kitchen

Some of the features that our new galley contains are:

  • Purpose built cabinets & compact storage
  • Wine cooler
  • Fold-down ironing boards
  • Laundry room
  • Special features & fastenings
  • Compartmentalised drawers
Superyacht Galley Laundry Training

Industry guidance, knowledge & support at UKSA

  • Unparalleled Industry Guidance and mentoring
  • Evening lectures from superyacht industry professionals
  • Marine CV writing workshops and dedicated career advice
  • Exclusive access to UKSA’s job site

Course benefits

  • A broad and comprehensive syllabus, delivered by top hospitality and maritime specialists
  • Prepares you to deliver a level of service which most 5 star hotels aspire too
  • Puts you on a path where you can earn up to and over €2,500 per month after 3 weeks of training! No rent, bills or significant expenses

Hospitality job opportunities after graduation

Most of the hospitality graduates find junior steward/stewardess roles on yachts from 30m up, although some find other routes such as being sole stew on smaller boats or they transfer their skills and work the ski chalet seasons too.

The work will undoubtedly be long hours doing basic service but the rewards are multiple, especially if you are competent, capable and confident. The wage packets are around €2,500 Euros per month plus bonuses, and of course, much of this can be banked as food and board are included.

Not only is it a good alternative to uni as a route to employment, but many students take this route after uni as a good way to pay off their fees and travel the world at the same time.

So if you are thinking about a gap year, an alternative to university or career change then this is the course for you.  Contact our sales advisors to book your place on 01983 203038 or email [email protected]