Superyacht Training Academy

Superyacht Training Academy


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An elite maritime Institute providing Internationally recognised training for professional yacht crew.

We pride ourselves in releasing crew into the Superyacht industry who are confident, competent, and responsible. View our website for more information or contact us today.

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Get Direct Access to the Superyacht Industry through our revolutionary online Course!

Guaranteed to give you an in-depth understanding of the entire operations of each department onboard a Superyacht & putting you a step above the rest!

Want to learn more? πŸ˜„

Visit our website by clicking on the link below & get started today


Whether on charter or when the owner is on board, your guests will expect nothing short of the best level of service.

Learn how to create the perfect atmosphere with impeccable attention to detail on our two-day Advanced Silver Service Course, ideal for any crew wanting to get ahead of the competition with a course completion certificate that will make their CV stand out to Crew Agencies and Superyacht Captains, alike.

Our next Advanced Silver Service Course begins on 04 March. Book Now! Space is limited. For enquiries email [email protected]


What does your cupboard look like? And on the inside? 🀣

While our Inventory and Organisation Module is designed to help Stews, Deckhands and Chefs understand how to plan and put together inventory for long journeys away from land (essential!) it will certainly leave you with valuable transferable skills, very useful far down the line! And you'll have the certificate to prove it πŸ˜‰
So go ahead and make mom proud!

Our next module has a few spaces left. To book, email -
[email protected]

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Our first Superyacht Deckhand intakes for 2023 - Kicking the year off on the right note!

Ross Mackinnon, Ethan John Jooste, JC Van Tonder, Aiden Currey, Cameron Luckhoff, Nicholas Arelisky, Reilly Springhall, Kent Dreyer, Edward Godfrey, Scott Baker, Nicholas Brickhill, Thomas Blight, Michael Matthee, Rhynhard Lombard, Christian Maritz, Jurie-Wynand Human.

Welcome to the Academy, chaps.


CEO of Superyacht Training Academy, Stuart Loxton sat down with Pippa Hudson on CapeTalk to tell the story of Superyacht Training Academy and discuss the explosion of the industry and how we are preparing our students to meet and exceed expectations of crew agencies, captains and crews abroad.
If you missed this highly informative discussion on-air, you can listen to the full podcast via the link in the comments.


Level up your certifications and make your CV shine above the rest! 🌟

Sign up for our 5 day Spas En Mer Full Body Massage course from 06-10 February.

Don't delay! Space is limited. For more information, email [email protected]

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When it comes to our online Course – Less is not more!! πŸ™ŒπŸ˜ƒ

Enrolling in our Course gives you access to ALL 5 courses, not just 1!
PLUS, you have bonus reference material throughout.

All 5 modules include theoretical knowledge to give you an in-depth understanding of the entire operations of each department of a vessel. So, you are prepared for your role

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Office Job Not Your Vibe? It doesn’t have to be πŸ₯³

Start a Superyacht Career Instead & create a solid foundation for yourself in the Superyacht Industry.

Check out our revolutionary programme by visiting our website below πŸ™‚



From all of us at Superyacht Training Academy, here's wishing you a prosperous and successful year ahead in 2023.

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So, what happens once you have completed the online e-learning certificate?

If you have completed the certification, there are three avenues to gain entry into the Superyacht Industry

1. You get selected for the 3-year apprenticeship program with guaranteed employment and a salary.
2. You get selected for the fully paid sponsorship programme Superyacht Training Academy Once completed, the crew agent will assist you in finding a job.
3. An international crew agent will assist you in finding a job once you have obtained the following:
πŸ›³οΈSTCW (Basic Safety Training)
πŸ›³οΈENG1 (Medical Fitness Certificate)

So, what are you waiting for? πŸ˜ƒ

Sign up & get started Today!

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Don’t settle as a deckhand– Make a successful career out of it & work your way up to becoming a Captain onboard a Luxury Superyacht! βš“

Did you know to become a Captain onboard a vessel, you have to understand every aspect of running a vessel – which means in-depth knowledge of all departments?

Starting your career with that knowledge will put you above the rest!
Something that it takes years for Yachties to learn while onboard! πŸ™‚

Learn More by visiting our website! πŸ˜ƒπŸ‘‡

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Work, Travel & make $$$ onboard a luxury Superyacht!! πŸ›³οΈ

How to get started:

Step 1: Enrol in our e-learning course by clicking on the link in our Bio

Step2: Score High marks & stand a chance to win

P.S – Even if you do not get selected to win the Apprenticeship or Sponsorship & you complete the Course successfully, you still have the opportunity to access the crew agent service, which will assist you in securing employment.

To find out more visit our website by clicking on the link below πŸ”—

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Whatever you choose to be – YOU can be!! πŸ˜€

Do you know how many "Greenies” enter the Superyacht industry & struggle to find employment?

This is why our online e-learning course was designed! To give YOU the knowledge of ALL the departments onboard a vessel!

Giving you a competitive edge over other β€œgreenies” entering the industry.

How to get started?

Click the link below to sign up & get started πŸ™Œ

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We often get asked if the online eLearning course certification is internationally recognised?

So here is the breakdown:

βœ…If you do the online eLearning and achieve the Fully paid 3-year Superyacht Apprenticeship: all qualifications are internationally recognised.

βœ…If you do the online eLearning and achieve the Fully funded Starter Education Programme: all qualifications are internationally recognised.

βœ…If you do the online eLearning and achieve the Crew Agent Service: all the crew agents we connect you to are international and specialise in placing crew on yachts worldwide.

Want to know more about the online Course? Click on the link below! πŸ™‚

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Interested in a Superyacht Career?

Find out how to win a fully paid Apprenticeship or Sponsorship Today!!

Learn more by clicking the Apprenticeship Programme by visiting our website below πŸ˜ƒπŸ‘‡

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How to get started!

Complete the eLearning course – score high marks and stand a chance to be selected.

The first intake is in January – So don’t delay if you want to score yourself the opportunity!! πŸ˜‰

To learn more, click on the link below πŸ˜ƒ


We have 1 spot left on our next RYA Powerboat Level II course taking place 8-9 Dec!

RYA Powerboat Level II is an introductory powerboat training course which is a must-have for anyone wishing to work in the Superyacht industry. If you don't have your certification yet, book now!


Don't miss out on our final course dates for 2022!

πŸ†• Introduction to Efficient Deckhand: 28 November - 2 December 2022

🟒 RYA Powerboat Level II: 8-9 December 2022

🟒 RYA PWC: 10 December 2022

🟒 SAMSA VHF Radio: 11 December 2022

🟒 Superyacht Deckhand Course: 12-15 December 2022

🟒 Advanced Deckhand Course: 16-18 December 2022

To book your place, email [email protected]

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Don’t limit your career to an office job when you can have a career onboard a Superyacht! πŸ˜‰

Did you know?
In January, we are selecting our first Apprenticeship & Sponsorship winners.

So, hurry up & get started Today! πŸ˜ƒ

Sign up by clicking the link below! πŸ‘‡

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On the ground in Amsterdam for TSF - The Superyacht Forum. With roughly 800 delegates from around the world, Superyacht Training Academy are the only South African representatives at the event. Go Team! πŸ™Œ


2022 is nearly a thing of the past, and as the new season approaches, we have very limited space available on our final 4-day Superyacht Deckhand Courses of the year.

πŸ“† 21-24 November 2022.

Book now and don't be left behind on the dock! 🀦

For course prices, info and more contact [email protected]


Don’t Limit Your Career to An Office Job πŸ™Œ

Complete our ground-breaking online E-Learning course and be awarded one of 3 guaranteed opportunities that will kickstart a successful career in the Superyacht industry. πŸ˜€

To find out more visit the following link:


Superyacht Training Academy is seeking a Deckhand Instructor, preferably 2 years experience on the boats. Position will be based at V&A Waterfront, Cape Town.

Please contact Dean Hampshire on +27 66 113 9445 with references and CV ready.


Life is better at sea! βš“πŸŒŠ

Start your journey to unlock the financial benefits of the Superyacht industry Today!

Enrolling in the online course can kickstart your career easier than ever with the opportunity of guaranteed employment! 😍

Now you are probably wondering how? πŸ€”

Once you have completed the course successfully top, performing students can be awarded one of the following:

πŸ”Ή3-year fully paid superyacht Apprenticeship
πŸ”ΉSponsored education package of your choice Superyacht Training Academy
πŸ”ΉAnd if you don’t make the cut for the above 2 opportunities, we will still help you find employment upon completion.

Learn More by visiting our website


Looking at the new Online Superyacht Training Academy opportunities like… πŸ‘€

Hit ❀️ if you have checked out the 3 opportunities Superyacht Training academy Online has to offer.


Join our next Introduction to Sailing course and discover the incredible experience of travelling the world by the power of the wind and sea! We have a few spots available on our next course: 29-30 October 2022.

Email [email protected] for prices and details.

Book now and avoid missing out!

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Prelims done! βœ…

Now, get a head start on 2023 by completing our introductory Stewardess Course aimed at gearing you towards a career onboard Superyachts!

❀ Travel the world to exotic destinations
❀ Earn an excellent starting salary from day 1
❀ Most day to day expenses catered for - save 80% of your earnings each month
❀ An excellent starting point for anyone looking to do a gap year or build a career. So exciting! 😍

Sign up for our 5 day Stewardess Course taking place over the holidays, come and see for yourself if this is something you want!

03-07 October. 4 West Quay Rd, V&A Waterfront, Cape Town. Accommodation available.

1 Place available - book TODAY!

Email your interest to [email protected].

Hurry! We look forward to welcoming you onboard πŸ™Œ


Calling all Matrics! We have just 1 PLACE LEFT on our next introductory Stewardess Course from 03-07 October. This course is ideal if you are considering working abroad or looking for gap year opportunities next year, travelling to exotic destinations & earn US dollars or Euros whilst having the time of your life - Don't miss this! Email [email protected] now and make sure you are on the course! πŸ™Œ


Are you tired of loadshedding? Looking for alternative international opportunities? We have the answer you have been looking for.

Join our upcoming introductory Superyacht Stewardess Course from 03-07 October. Our 5 Day Stewardess course is the perfect first step towards a career onboard Superyachts anywhere in the world.

Raise your hand now and avoid disappointment πŸ™‹β€β™€οΈ

Email - [email protected]

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The perfect end to the week for our latest SAS Day Skipper Practical students πŸ™Œ

The SAS Day Skipper Practical course grants you the certification to operate a sail or power vessel under 24m at sea from sunrise to sunset in local waters - a very important stepping stone for any budding sailor. The 13 day course includes:

βœ… Boat handling
βœ… Rules of the road
βœ… Sailing
βœ… Crewing
βœ… Navigation and Watchkeeping
βœ… Ropework
βœ… Knots
βœ… Rigging
βœ… Maintenance
βœ… Seamanship skills

If you are interested in joining us on our next SAS Day Skipper Course, click here πŸ‘‰

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Some action pics on our Superyacht Stew Course last week in our brand new Stewardess Training facility πŸ™Œ We have limited space available on our next Stew Course 03 - 07 Oct, book now to avoid disappointment ahead of season! πŸ‘‰

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Calling all future Stews! πŸ™‹β€β™€οΈ
We have limited places available on our upcoming 5 Day Stewardess Course 03-07 October. Book your place now! Email [email protected] πŸ‘ˆ

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Deckhand Course fun in the sun β˜€οΈ


We received this awesome pic of 2 Superyacht Training Academy students who have landed crew roles on the same yacht overseas, Tannah and Liam.

They did courses at separate times with us this year and then happened to meet on the boat - how cool?

Wishing you both fair winds and following seas! πŸ‘

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What's it like being a student at Superyacht Training Academy?

You get to explore everything the beautiful city of Cape Town has to offer while learning exceptional skills that will be valuable for life, and creating amazing friendships with like-minded people.

So, what are you waiting for?

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Learn the ropes, they said. It'll be fun, they said! (It really is!) Our students learn every aspect there is to know about the basics of seamanship and how to get a job done, no matter how tall the order.

Some recent snaps of our Superyacht Deckhand students on rigging course learning how to use rigging gear safely. πŸ‘Š

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Learning how to pour the perfect cuppa joe (and having a certificate to prove it) will put you in any captain's good books, especially on early winter mornings! Our Barista Course is an excellent addition to your studies, contact us today for our next Barista Course dates -

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Our comprehensive programmes for Superyacht Deckhand, Stewardess and Chef are world-class training programmes that equip superyacht personnel to performing at their optimum. Our Career packages focus on the primary qualifications needed to assure success in obtaining the best jobs and maintaining them as a chosen career path. We also offer Single-Skill Courses that can be tailored to suit your individual requirements or added to any career programme to bolster your chances of securing lucrative employment contracts worldwide.



14 W Quay Road, V&A Waterfront
Cape Town

Opening Hours

Monday 07:30 - 17:00
Tuesday 07:30 - 17:00
Wednesday 07:30 - 17:00
Thursday 07:30 - 17:00
Friday 07:30 - 17:00

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