top of page
Home: Welcome

ABOUT YOA SUPERYACHT TRAINING

Our Story

YOA Super Yacht Training was founded in 2014, owned and operated by Don McKee, who spent 15 years working on board some of the finest motor and sailing yachts in the business.

 

We know exactly what captains and heads of departments are looking for, not only because we have held those positions ourselves, but because we are the only school in South Africa that is also directly affiliated with a crew agency. Don McKee is the co-founder and Director of YOA Yacht Crew, an MLC2006 compliant crew agency with crew agents operating worldwide. Our insight into the industry and ability to train crew to the highest standards is unmatched.

 

We provide first hand and current insight into the yachting industry and help new deckhands and stewardesses acquire the skills and techniques necessary to confidently start careers at sea. We are a bespoke training facility and value quality over quantity resulting in exceptionally well trained and sought after crew. 

FEATURED YOA SUPER YACHT TRAINING PACKAGES

nicole-herrero-vcVFV_EsXeE-unsplash.jpg

Deckhand

Our most popular package. Great starting off point for those looking to get qualified as a deckhand. Includes all the essentials for deck crew. Additional course options available on request

 

​YOA Advanced Deckhand course - 4 days

RYA Powerboat Level 2 - 2 days

RYA PWC (Jet ski) - 1 day

SAMSA VHF - 1 day 

STCW10 basic training (incl. PDSD) - 11 days

Seafarer medical 

R 26 430

Starting from

Deck & Stew

Best of both worlds, have the option to work either as a stew or deckhand. ​ ​

 

YOA Advanced Deckhand course - 4 days

Stewardess course - 5 days

Food Safety Level 2 - 1 day

RYA Powerboat Level 2 - 2 days

RYA PWC (Jet ski) - 1 day

SAMSA VHF - 1 day

STCW10 basic training (incl. PDSD) - 11 days

Seafarer medical

R 38 280

Starting from

ben-koorengevel-MaC5w1tu2VU-unsplash_edited_edited_edited.jpg

Stewardess

Want to keep things simple? Then the Junior steward/ess package is for you.

 

Stewardess course - 5 days  

Food Safety Level 2 - 1 day

STCW10 basic training (Incl. PSDS) - 11 days

Seafarer medical 

R 20 380

Starting from

YOA Super Yacht Training customize packages to suite your individual needs and requirements. Get in touch with us now to start your tailor made yacht training  with us now.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

ALL YOU

NEED TO KNOW AND MORE

TRAINING, CONSULTATIONS & GUIDANCE

What We Do

YOA Super Yacht Training is run by professionals that understand how to give you the best possible start in the industry. We all start somewhere, but not everyone gets off on the right foot, let us help you find a job and keep it. ​

 

You will always receive unbiased guidance about any additional course options.

 

We offer consultations and career advice so you can get all the facts before you commit to booking courses. Consultations can take place online or in-person at our offices in Green Point.

Don-Bw_edited.jpg
Aug 8 176.JPG

Instructor Spotlight

WITH YOU FOR THE LONG-HAUL

Don McKee began his career at sea in 1999 as race crew on 1987 America's Cup 12 Meter sailing yachts in the Caribbean, and left the industry in 2014 after having working his way from Deckhand to Chief Officer and Captain on yachts up to 90m in length.  YOA Super yacht training and YOA yacht crew are founded with the intention of improving the standard of crew training as well as placement. 

 

 As principal and chief instructor of YOA Super Yacht Training, he is passionate about sharing his knowledge with those intending to enter the yachting industry, and provides ongoing guidance and mentorship to his students throughout their careers.

pexels-sanndy-anghan-6785289.jpg

COMMITTED TO PROVIDING WORLD-CLASS SERVICES

All-Encomapssing

01

TRAINING

Extensive courses and world class training - deckhand, stewardess, and more.

02

RECRUITMENT

We assist and guide you in finding a superyacht job via YOA crew agency.

03

FINANCE

We help you save your hard earned money.

04

GUIDANCE

We provide ongoing guidance and assist through career transitions.

lazarescu-alexandra-I9XxRhaU6Ok-unsplash_edited.jpg

Contact Us

YOA SUPER YACHT TRAINING PARTNERS

470347-01-Wise-logo-bright-green (1)-210bf3-original-1677594902.png

Use SEAYOA15 at checkout for a 15% discount at www.sealandgear.com

Home: Contact
bottom of page