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Superyacht Deck Crew Course

Bristol Maritime Academy STCW Course

Course Phone: +44 (0) 117 929 1153

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  • Superyacht Deck Crew Training (Including STCW 95+2010)
    March 5, 2018 - February 22, 2118
    9:30 am - 5:00 pm

The crew of a Superyacht must be professional and dedicated to excellence. We pride ourselves on being able to help those wanting to start their career in this prestigious industry with our Superyacht Deck Crew Course.

Working on a Superyacht is an exciting career option, leading to travel and adventure opportunities worldwide and with the right training and commitment, anyone can work on a luxury yacht as long as you have the enthusiasm to find the job!

A deckhand carries out his or her duties under the direction and authority of the captain via the first officer and/or bosun. A deckhand’s duties include keeping the yacht’s exterior and deck equipment clean and exquisitely maintained, assisting in watch keeping and navigational support, guest services and docking procedures. Outstanding physical endurance, athletic skills, and a pleasant disposition are important for a career aboard Superyachts.

Our courses are designed for Crew new to the industry, whether you have only some recreational boating experience, or no boating history at all, our knowledgeable trainers will guide you through the courses to help you excel in your new career.


When enrolling on The Bristol Maritime Academy’s Superyacht Deck Crew course, you are giving yourself a kick-start into this industry. Our internationally recognised certificates can be your entry to getting a job on board.

This is a work hard, play hard, lifestyle but the rewards are fantastic. The chance to explore the world and make friends whilst working amongst luxury… it’s easy to see why it’s such a popular career choice.

Course Content:

Our Superyacht Deck Crew Course will equip students with the necessary skills and qualifications for their job roles. We also aim to prepare students for this specialised industry along with interview and CV tips and tricks with an affiliated Superyacht Crew recruitment Agency.

One of the main sections of the training is the MCA approved STCW95+2010 Basic Safety ticket, which includes all of the essential codes of conduct required to work on a vessel over 24 meters in length. Key skills such as Fire Fighting, Personal Survival techniques and Security Awareness are included.

For more information on the specific modules included in the training syllabus, please call us on +44 (0) 117 929 1153.

If you only require the STCW 95+2010 Basic Safety certificates please click the link below;

STCW 95+2010 Only


You do not need to have any pre-required certificates to enrol on the course, however, you must be over the age of 18 and have a comfortable understanding and command of the English language.

You must have a strong sense of commitment to the course, be presentable, timely and enthusiastic throughout and you will be required to take part in every module of the training in order to gain your certificates.

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Travel & Accommodation

If you are looking to arrange accommodation for the training- you will need to book from the first Monday night  through to the following Tuesday (for 9 nights) and then from the Friday through to the following Wednesday (for 6 nights). This is because the fire training is conducted at a affiliated centre and students will be provided with accommodation on the Wednesday & Thursday night (with breakfast & lunch included).

Transport is also provided to the fire & rescue grounds and a return trip to Bristol Maritime Academy on the Friday after the course has ended.

Candidates may choose to make their own way to the Fire training Centre, otherwise, Bristol Maritime will provide transport from our base in Underfall Yard, Bristol.

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What Jobs Are Available:

Superyacht Deck Crew Jobs


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