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We understand the value of training for people in the yachting industry, whether you are just starting, gaining experience, or are a seasoned crew member. Included below are training schools that we highly recommend.
There are many other trustworthy businesses out there, so we recommend doing additional research too.
RECOMMENDED TRAINING SCHOOLS
Professional Yachtmaster Training
Fort Lauderdale, Durban & Cape Town
Shannon, a co-founder of Compass Rose Crew, chose PYT as her first training school in 2011. We endorse this school as their lecturers know a great deal about the yachting industry and we have watched hundreds of crew achieve success following PYT’s training.
Vallauris, South of France
Onshore Cellars is a leading supplier of fine wines and spirits to the superyacht industry. The company is run by Ed and Jess Dunnett, a friendly and dynamic duo who met while working on yachts. They have been providing Wine and Spirit Education Trust (WSET) courses to superyachts and their crew since 2016. These are internationally recognised courses that offer a first-class education and training in wines.
Freds Oral Prep
Isle of Wight / Online
Fred offers online webinars or immersive training and truly has a passion for teaching and boating. It has been said before that he has an unusual way of teaching, however, there is no doubt he is good at what he does since his students have above 80% pass rates!
Fine Wine Works
Onboard training, Antibes and Palma
FWW offers wine training, primarily to yacht crew and up to all levels recognised by the G.U.E.S.T. program. They aim to make learning about wine as educational, entertaining, and convenient as possible for all wanting to learn.
(see VIP service school for details)
Super Yachting South Africa
Cape Town, South Africa
Super Yachting South Africa believes in simulating real-life situations and expects very high standards of presentation, behaviour, manners, and performance from each student to prepare them for their careers in yachting. They have successfully trained almost 2000 Steward/esses. The founder Isobel Odendaal is a highly regarded expert in the running of the interiors of yachts.
The Bridge Deck - Oral Prep
Durban, South Africa / Online
This is another option for anyone taking the Yachtmaster 200t course or OOW / Masters Modules. Brayton at the Bridge Deck has a wealth of knowledge and with this will come many first-time passes from his students! Witnessed by Shannon, he puts his students at ease and prepares them well for their Oral exams.
VIP Service School
When Compass Rose Crew co-founder, Sarah, was a Chief Stewardess, she used VIP Service School for all interior training courses for her new and experienced stewardesses. This school is run by Hazel, and thanks to her extensive knowledge of the yachting industry, the stewardesses gained greater confidence and a new depth of knowledge.