Yacht Crew


Our Yacht Crew Training Courses include, STCW 10, Powerboating from Level 2 to Advanced plus the PWC (Jet Ski) Proficiency and instructor course. Add to this our VHF/SRC Radio and other shore based courses and you will be well on your way.

Then the Day Skipper and Yachtmaster courses will get you into top gear for an exciting future in this ever expanding industry. Anyone joining the Superyacht industry will be pleased to hear that the new RYA Tender Operators course is now available with us. See the information below.

We are pleased to offer the courses needed to take you from novice to experienced crew in a timeline that suits your needs and budget. All the qualifications in the world will not help if you are not hard working, professional, clean, smart, with impeccable manners and have a full understanding of the industry.

Peter Daly is the Principle of Sail and Power SA. He has been boating for over 30 years, the last 10 in South Africa. As well as being a Yachtmaster Instructor he is also the only Powerboat and PWC Trainer in Africa. This means most of the instructors working in South Africa has been trained or Moderated by Pete.

It is vital to understand the role and responsibilities of a super yacht entry level crew member when investing in training qualifications.

The responsibilities of newbie Deckhands are limited, due to the lack of yachting experience, they will have when starting out in the industry. These vessels are worth millions of Dollars and as a result, the new Deckhand’s role onboard is limited to cleaning, polishing, maintenance and duties such as tender driving, anchoring, line handling – until he has proven himself as trustworthy, responsible and showing initiative.

The same can said for the Stewardess joining a vessel for the first time. Having silver service employment in 4 or 5 star hotels will help a lot. Bar work at the local Pub may not.

Diversity in qualification not only opens additional avenues for employment but will set you apart from the other crew and get your CV noticed within a pile of newbie job applications.

We have looked at the market and come up with a range of courses that cover the needs of the newbie on a gap year or two, to the career-minded individual looking for a long-term future in the Superyacht Industry.

Our courses are not set in stone you can pick and choose your elements, take a few weeks to complete them or a year or two it up to you. We want you to succeed and enjoy your training.