If you are looking for a job in the yachting industry for the first time, certain training courses are essential and others are highly desirable in the eyes of potential employers.
The Officer of the Watch is qualified to be completely responsible for the safety of the yacht, the crew and the guests during the period of his or her watch. This is a considerable responsibility for which in-depth training is required.
RYA qualifications are known and respected around the world. RYA training has been in existence for over 130 years, delivering to professional and recreational boaters over 100 courses that are always up to date with safety issues, regulations and emerging trends.
As master of a yacht you are responsible for the management of extremely large budgets and must motivate your team to achieve to the best of their abilities - often with little downtime - to create the perfect atmosphere for guests and owners.
Knowing what to do in an emergency can make the difference between a minor or a major incident when working at sea.
Yachts often contain cutting edge equipment. The skills required behind the scenes to maintain the calm while the storm is happening below deck demands extremely qualified yacht engineers.
In order to work aboard commercial U.S. flagged vessels, including charter yachts, mariners are required to hold United States Coast Guard Merchant Mariner endorsements. This includes U.S. vessels operating on all U.S. navigable waters including oceans, lakes, rivers and inland waterway routes. Each endorsement holds requirements for both educational training and sea service. The licenses are limited to those with U.S. citizenship or permanent residency status.
The phrase "attention to detail" gains a whole new meaning on board as yachts can only be compared to the best of luxury boutique hotels.
With the new requirements laid out in the Maritime Labour Convention (MLC 2006), we have developed our training portfolio to provide the new mandatory courses required by cooks, chefs and any member of crew handling food.
These courses are designed to promote the skills needed to lead an organisation, the different modules are mandatory depending on your career path.
Our summer school programme for English speaking teens aged 16-18 in Antibes and Palma, and aged 16-20 in Monaco, allows you to learn the basic skills needed for a career in yachting.
You will discover a wide range of skills, walk away with actual Maritime qualifications and make new friends.
Yachts with helipads face a whole range of safety and operational challenges. In partnership with superyacht helipad specialist HeliRiviera of Cannes, we offer essential training for any yacht with helicopter operations.
Scuba diving is an extremely popular way to explore new depths in a calm controlled environment, with millions of recreational divers already certified worldwide. Should you invest yourself in scuba diving, a whole new world of opportunity can open up with divers needed for commercial, scientific and military purposes as well.