If you would like to travel the world and live life outdoors, then a job on a Superyacht could be what you are looking for. We developed our Superyacht Deckhand course to provide all the essential skills you will need to start your career.
The Superyacht Deckhand course is made up of three essential elements:
- STCW 95 Basic Safety Training – 1 week
- Powerboat Level two – two days
- Superyacht Deckhand Training course – 1 week
The Superyacht Industry has seen significant growth over the last ten years, with Superyacht increasing in length and complexity so the demand for well-trained crew has increased too. Working onboard a luxury yacht is very rewarding, meeting like-minded people who long for adventure.
- CV/Industry preparation day with one of our experts.
- Free online recruitment service.
- Recruitment day in Antibes.
Dates & pricing
|23/10/2017||06/11/2017||Cowes Isle of Wight||Available|
|20/11/2017||04/12/2017||Cowes Isle of Wight||Fully booked|
|08/01/2018||22/01/2018||Cowes Isle of Wight||Available|
|05/02/2018||19/02/2018||Cowes Isle of Wight||Available|
|26/02/2018||12/03/2018||Cowes Isle of Wight||Available|
|15/03/2018||29/03/2018||Cowes Isle of Wight||Available|
|02/04/2018||16/04/2018||Cowes Isle of Wight||Available|
|23/04/2018||07/05/2018||Cowes Isle of Wight||Available|
|04/06/2018||18/06/2018||Cowes, Isle of Wight||Available|
|09/07/2018||14/07/2018||Cowes, Isle of Wight||Available|
Pre-requisite experience and qualifications
You must be 18 years old to train with Flying Fish.
The course is suitable for complete beginners who are looking to work as a Deckhand on a commercial yacht.
Additionally, you will also need to complete an ENG1 Medical conducted by an MCA approved doctor to say that you are fit and able to go to sea. Once you have completed your training and passed your ENG1 Medical you will then be ready to fly out to the Mediterranean and begin the adventure.
STCW Basic Safety Training Week
The course is made up of classroom based theory sessions and practical training exercises. This course is fun, action packed and a very enjoyable five days. The topics and qualifications covered are: Elementary First Aid, Personal Survival Techniques, Fire Prevention and Fire Fighting, Personal Safety and Social Responsibilities, and Proficiency in Security Awareness.
VHF Radio Operators Course
RYA Radio VHF Short Range Certificate (GMDSS/DSC). This one day course teaches you marine radio techniques and emergency procedures.
Powerboat Level 2 course
This two-day entry level course provides the practical course is a legal requirement for crew who need to drive the yacht’s Tenders. You will be on the water in one of our RIB’s focusing on slow speed manoeuvres on one of our Ribs plus theory knowledge needed to drive the yacht’s tender.
Superyacht Deck Crew Training
You will spend the next week learning new skills you will need as a Deck Hand, these include:
- GRP course.
- RYA Essential Navigation.
- Ropework, knots and spicing course.
- CV and industry prep.
- RYA Radar course.
Once you have completed the course you will now be ready to start your new career.
Superyacht Recruitment Day in Antibes (Optional)
There is no additional charge for this Recruitment Day in the South of France. Our staff in Antibes help you through the process of seeking employment. The day includes; looking at local crew agencies, what to expect, personal presentation, do’s and don’ts, dock walking, and a final polish of your CV before you begin your career in the Superyacht Industry.