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All the latest news and features from Flying Fish.

What is STCW 95?

4th December 2017

At Flying Fish we get a lot of questions about STCW 95. What is STCW? Why do I need STCW? What is the difference between STCW, STCW 95 and STCW 2010? To help understand what STCW is all about we thought we would explain STCW and why you need it.

What does STCW stand for?

STCW stands for ‘Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping’.

STCW 95 course online

All STCW Basic Safety Training courses are practical. You will need to attend a course.

Quick overview

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Updates to our Superyacht Deckcrew Training Course

13th November 2017

The Flying Fish Superyacht Deckhand programme has been updated for 2018 with the addition of two new elements. The course we offer gives you the essential qualifications required to enter the Superyacht industry as a Deckhand.

Working on a Superyacht allows you access to a completely different lifestyle; you’ll be berthing in some of the most luxurious marinas and visiting some of the most famous destinations all around the world. The average salary for a new Deckhand, Steward or Stewardess ranges from €1,800

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How do I get a job on a Superyacht?

2nd October 2017

The best jobs are the ones that don’t feel like work and that’s certainly true of a career in the Superyacht industry.

After all, you get to travel to far-flung destinations, hang out with celebrities and the pay is fantastic.

It’s no wonder you’re considering a career in yachting, but you’re probably wondering what you need to do to get started. Hopefully, this guide will provide you with all the essential information.

What qualifications do I need?

If you want to work on superyachts

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My first year in the Superyacht Industry by Hannah Brown

2nd October 2017

We have been catching up with one of our students from one of last year’s STCW Superyacht Deck Crew Training Courses Hannah Brown to see how she has found her first year in the Superyacht industry.

Hannah told us that she had been getting on brilliantly, “I am still working in the industry and I LOVE it” says Hannah.

“I started out in Antibes last year (2016) late July early August and picked up for short term temp contract work relatively quickly.

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Superyachat crew member Hannah Brown on the superyacht industry

Why I paid to do the RYA Dinghy Instructor Course last week

2nd March 2016

I recently attended an RYA dinghy instructor course on Sydney Harbour run by Flying Fish, and to say I learnt something would be an understatement, I learnt a tremendous amount.

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