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John Wyborn

Training Director

+33 493 34 47 73
John Wyborn is a director of Bluewater, a yacht brokerage, charter and management company and a provider of crew training and placement services to a large proportion of the yacht crew population. He is Bluewater’s representative at MYBA (the worldwide yachting association), is on the council of the Professional Yachting Association (PYA) and is Deputy Chairman of the International Association of Maritime Institutions (IAMI). He joined the Royal Navy as a seaman officer after university and served on various types of vessels including frigates, destroyers, and finally in command of HMS Mentor; a navigation and seamanship training vessel teaching RN trainees and foreign navies.
In 1991, he co-founded bluewater, continuing his training role by building the largest training provider dedicated to our industry.

Antibes office

7 Boulevard D'Aguillon
06600 Antibes
T. +33 493 34 47 73
F. +33 493 34 77 74

In the blog

Bluewater Chef Competition Winner!

Tyrone Hardie, 26, was the winner of the 2016 Bluewater Chef Competition. Held at ‘Secrets de Cuisine’ in Antibes, the competition was sponsored by Gourmet Deliveries. The 12 contestants (the competition was well over-subscribed) fought a very close battle this year and showed a real mix of styles.
24 May 2016

What should MYBA do now that it is a member of the UK Maritime Skills Alliance?

This is a discussion paper to provoke debate about what we, the superyacht industry, expect and require from young people beginning their careers with us. Our sector of the maritime world has grown so large now that we can no longer ignore this. This paper represents my personal views and not those of any organisation with which I am associated.
30 March 2015

Why crew need better tender training

Friday 6 September I sent out an email personally addressed to most of the deck crew registered on our database, junior and senior. The email concerned a survey being carried out by the PYA on behalf of the RYA about yacht tender operations. The RYA is considering creating a new course aimed at these operations, (I emphasize that they are CONSIDERING... Nothing has been decided) The PYA is running the survey to gauge opinion. I sent out my email to encourage as many people as possible to respond. I expressed in it my view that this is a good idea. Actually I believe very strongly that this is a very good idea indeed and long overdue.
11 September 2013