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FAQ's: IYT Superyacht Crew Training Course

How much will the IYT Superyacht Crew course cost including exam fees?

Typically this will cost around £900* depending on where you decide to take the course.

* approx. $1,405 or 1,255 EUROS.

What will you get out of it?

This is the entry level certification for crewing a superyacht professionally. Here you will qualify to sail a large vessel sometimes under power, others under sail, around the hotspots of the world where the rich and famous congregate.

Sailing a billionaire’s toy isn’t like your Dad’s 32ft yacht. You must achieve internationally recognised qualifications and act appropriately at all times. This five day course will furnish you with all you need to achieve this, and open the door to a career in cruising the world’s best yachts in some of the world’s most beautiful places. 

What are your limits once passing the IYT Superyacht Crew qualification?

You will be able to hand, reef and steer a vessel of up to 200 gross tonnes professionally. You will also have a VHF license and be able to sail such a vessel as crew anywhere in the world.

Is this course theory, practical or both?

The course is a balance between theory and practical. For instance, the VHF course will be done in a classroom, and the STCW 95 elements will be done ashore. You will do a significant amount of time at sea on a superyacht as well, covering the practical skills required.

Where can you take it?

There are only a few academies that offer this course around the world. Have a look around our website to see who can offer it.

Can you take it in another country?

Yes. The IYT isn’t attached to any specific nation, and this course involves elements of crewing agreed by international convention through the International Maritime Organisation.

What level of experience do you need before you begin?

There are no prerequisites for taking this course.

How long does it take?

The course takes five days.

What does the Superyacht Crew course involve?

The course is broadly broken down into two elements – the classroom and onboard skills:

Industry guidelines and regulations, Chain of command, ranks and responsibilities, nautical terminology, ropework, nautical knowledge, collision regulations, passage planning and meteorology, VHF and code of safe working practices.  

Practical: Sails, boat handling under power and sail, small powerboat man overboard drills, engine checks, anchoring, and launching and recovering dinghies.

It incorporates the following MCA approved training courses:

  • VHF Radio Operators
  • Superyacht Crew
  • Small Power Boat and RIB Master

How do you progress after completing it?

The career progression can take you up to the bridge or down to the engine room. You can become an engineer, or progress to be a Mate or Master of these vessels through the IYT scheme.

This is the first rung on the ladder to a fun and rewarding career at sea – certainly more fun than moving oil up and down the Persian Gulf as so many professional sailors do…

Does it give you international accreditation?

Yes, it is recognised around the world.

Where can you learn more about the course?

Have a look at the International Yacht Training website for more information on the course itself

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