Course Packages

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YOA DECKHAND PACKAGE

The days of walking into a job without experience and qualifications are gone.

 

As the business of yachting grows, so do the qualifications and skills required by those wanting to make a career of working on board the worlds premier yachts.

We will give you all the practical tools you need in order to represent yourself as a competent deckhand. You will know how to hit the ground running, find day-work and be able to do all the jobs required of a new crew member.

 

What you'll learn:

How, when and where to find work

Duties as deck crew

Visas & CV’s

General deck related duties with practical applications

Teak maintenance

Painting, Varnishing and Fairing

Watch keeping

Mooring operations

Anchoring procedures

Interview skills

What's included:

YOA Deckhand course - 4 days

RYA Power boat level 2 - 2 days

RYA PWC (jet ski) - 1 day

SAMSA VHF - 1 day

STCW10 - basic training incl. PDSD - 11 days

SAMSA Seafarer Medical

 

Course duration 19 days

Course cost R 23 472.22 all inclusive - prices subject to change

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YOA DECK/ STEW PACKAGE

The best of both worlds, YOA Deck/Stew course covers everything you'll need to know to be confident as a deckhand or stewardess. It is our most comprehensive course and covers everything from jet-ski operations to flower arranging.  

 

What you'll learn:

How, when and where to find work

Duties as deck crew

Visas & CV’s

Housekeeping & Laundry skills

Wine appreciation & service

Floristry

Interview skills

General deck related duties with practical applications

Jetski & Tender operations

Painting, Varnishing and Fairing

Splicing

Watch keeping

Anchoring procedures

 

What's included:

YOA Deckhand course - 4 days

RYA Power boat level 2 - 2 days

RYA PWC (jet ski) - 1 day

SAMSA VHF - 1 day

Stewardess course - 5 days

Food Safety & Hygiene level 2 - 1 day (online option available as well)

This is a mandatory qualification for anyone that handles, prepares or serves food on board yachts.

STCW10 - basic training incl. PDSD - 11 days

SAMSA Seafarer Medical

 

Course duration 25 Days

Course cost: R 34 522.22 all inclusive - prices subject to change

 
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JUNIOR STEWARDESS PACKAGE

The stewardess course runs over 5 days and covers all aspects of working in both the housekeeping and service departments on board. You will learn different types of service such as silver services, plated, buffet etc and come away with many other skills such as flower arranging, barista skills, wine knowledge and napkin folding to name a few. In addition, you will be taught how to find work, write an eye-catching cv, understand visa requirements and so much more. 

We highly recommend this course to anyone wanting to serve as a steward/ess. 

 

What you'll learn:

How, when and where to find work

Duties as deck crew

Visas & CV’s

Housekeeping & Laundry skills

Wine appreciation & service

Floristry

Interview skills and so much more

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What's included:

Stewardess course - 5 days

Food Safety & Hygiene level 2 - 1 day (online option available as well)

This is a mandatory qualification for anyone that handles, prepares or serves food on board yachts.

STCW10 - basic training incl. PDSD - 11 days

SAMSA Seafarer Medical

 

Course duration 17 Days

Course cost: R 18 622.22 all inclusive - prices subject to change

 

Individual Course Options

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STCW10 - Basic training

Mandatory for all crew serving on yachts.

Fire fighting and fire prevention (FPFF)

Elementary first aid (EFA)

Personal survival techniques (PST)

Personal safety and social responsibility (PSSR)

Proficiency in designated security duties (PDSD)

Course duration 11 days

Course cost: R 7112 all inclusive

 
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RYA Powerboat Level 2 - PB2

The Powerboat Level 2 (PB2) course is required for persons working in the Superyacht industry and allows crew to  legally operate a tender. 

This qualification does not only allow you to operate a small powered craft on a Superyacht, but also those who wish to operate a harbour patrol launch and charter fishing boat tenders.

 

The PB2 handling certificate can be commercially endorsed, which will then allow the holder working on a Commercial vessel up to 24m to operate the tender up to 3 miles from a nominated departure point in good weather, and daylight hours.

To commercially endorse your PB2 certificate, you will have to complete the PPR (Professional Practices and Responsibilities) online course.

The PB2 course consists of theory and practical training and does not require previous experience. The minimum age is 12, but the holder can only commercially endorse the qualification at the age of 17.

 

The following areas will be covered during the PB2 course:

How to be handle a Powerboat and be self-sufficient at basic level

Launching, mooring, anchoring and recovery

All boat driving skills for basic competence in powerboat handling

Rules of the Road (Collision Regulations)

 

Once you have completed the course you will be able to handle the boat in the right conditions, be aware of your limitations and those of the craft.

Course duration 2 days

Course cost: R 3900 all inclusive

 
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RYA Personal Watercraft - PWC

Almost all Superyachts carry jet skis aboard, and you are required to hold your PWC proficiency license in order to legally operate them on board.

The RYA PWC consists of theory and practical training and is definitely one of the more engaging courses we offer.

 

The following areas will be covered during a PWC:

Launching handling and recovery skills

Passage planning and decision making

How to operate the PWC under high and low speed, riding skills

Essential safety information

Collision avoidance and orientation at sea

 

Once you have completed the course you will be able to handle the PWC in good conditions.

Course duration 1 Day

Course cost: R 2900 all inclusive

 
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SAMSA VHF - Short Range

This course is a must, should you wish to Skipper any type of vessel, be it a Sailing Vessel, Motor Cruiser, Tender or Superyacht. Being able to operate a radio under any condition can save the lives of the crew and any passengers aboard should there be an emergency situation. The SAMSA SRC course is run over one day, followed by a practical exam. The SAMSA radio license is recognized both locally and internationally.

 

The course is taught and examined using radio simulators. The exam part includes both a practical and a written section.

Course duration 1 Day

Course cost: R 2500 all inclusive

 
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DIVING Courses

The water may be cold in Cape Town, but it isn't everywhere!

More and more employers are looking for crew with additional qualifications and diving is one of the main ones. 

We can help you go from PADI open water to Dive Master in a few short weeks.

 
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KITEBOARDING Courses

Cape Town has some of the best kiting conditions in the world and is one of the best places to learn. 

Many of today's yachts carry kiteboarding equipment and crew regularly go kiting with guests (that is if you know how to of course)

Courses are run in both Cape Town and Langebaan with qualified and highly trained professionals. 

We're sure you'll love it. 

Ask us for more details

 
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SAILING Courses

RYA Competent Crew Practical

RYA Short Range Certificate for DSC VHF Radio

RYA Day Skipper Theory

RYA Diesel Engine Maintenance

RYA Day Skipper Practical

    RYA Radar

RYA Yachtmaster Coastal / Offshore Theory

RYA Coastal Skipper Practical

6 Weeks of Mile building and skills development including 60-mile passages, including Ocean Sights.

This is a trip to St. Helena Island and back to build the mileage required for the RYA Yachtmaster Offshore and RYA Yachtmaster Ocean examination

10 days RYA Exam Preparation followed by 2 days of practical examination for the RYA Yachtmaster Offshore

·       RYA Yachtmaster Ocean Theory

 

Once you have passed the RYA Yachtmaster Offshore practical examination and the RYA Yachtmaster Ocean Theory test, you are free to do the RYA Yachtmaster Ocean Oral examination with an RYA Yachtmaster Ocean examiner.

* RYA courses conducted via our partner schools.

* all prices subject to change

 

OOW & Masters Courses

We are happy to be able to help our future officers with their OOW and master modules right here in Cape Town.

Officer of the watch modules

Nav, Radar & ARPA - USD 3400

GSK - USD 1500

HELM - USD 800

PSCRB - USD 800

You are welcome to book these as individual courses or as a package deal ( discounts available for the entire package)

Master Modules

Advanced Nav & Radar - USD 2420

Stability - USD 1210

Business & Law - USD 1210

Seamanship & Meteorology - USD 1210 

Master Celestial Navigation - USD 1100 - not part of package

Book individual courses or all of the above (excl. Master Celestial) and receive a discount.

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