What next after graduation? Our Professional Yachtmaster Offshore grads are working all over the world.

Grace Pybus

Grace Pybus

Course: Professional Yachtmaster Offshore
Date completed: February 2018
First job: Yacht delivery from France to Greece
Where next: Superyacht deckhand

Meet Grace Pybus. She found out that maritime courses at UKSA can be life changing; Grace swaps her Sydney office job to a career on the water after taking courses at UKSA. She studied the Professional Yachtmaster Offshore training and then the Superyacht Interior Foundation course.

My advice: “My advice to other students is to really research all the courses before you start. Call the staff up and quiz them, I did this before taking the plunge! Trust in your gut instinct and take a leap of faith to change your life for the better!


Nicola Belardo

Nicola Barado

Course: Professional Yachtmaster
Date completed: February 2018
First job: Deckhand on board a 80m superyacht
Where next: After a busy season on board a 80m motor yacht, Nicola is beginning his Officer of the Watch 3000gt training

UKSA’s Professional Yachtmaster Offshore course can be a real game changer; it provided Nicola Belardo the qualifications to transition from being a professional rugby player to becoming a full-time deckhand.

My advice: “Enjoy every single moment. Sometimes it can be tough but try and enjoy it. Ask as many question as you can because the people working there can teach you a lot. So, ENJOY!!!”