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Flying Fish Superyacht Deckhand Course gives you the essential qualifications required to enter the Superyacht industry as a Deckhand. Working on a Superyacht is an exciting and well-paid career option for those who like to live life outdoors.

The role of a  Superyacht Deckhand

A Deckhand is the entry level position for most crew looking to work on Superyachts. A Deckhand’s role will be varied, however, the first responsibility for a Deckhand is the meticulous cleaning and maintenance of the exterior of the yacht, which must be kept in pristine condition at all times. You may pitch in and help the Interior crew during busy turn arounds.

During maintenance periods, you will help out with some of the routine maintenance tasks that can’t be done while on charter, including; varnishing, painting, Awlgrip and repairing the various toys, like jet-skis, that the yacht will have onboard.

Do I need any experience to become a Superyacht Deckhand?

You don’t need to have come from a boating background but any experience in water sports, diving, or sailing will look good on the CV. You will like to work outdoors and are not afraid of hard work. You are happy living away from home for long periods of time, have a good work ethic and can think outside the box. The biggest quality that the Superyacht Captain looks for is attitude. If you have a good, positive attitude then you will go far

How do I become a Superyacht Deckhand?

We break down the journey to become a Superyacht Deckhand into four stages. First, you will need an ENG1 Medical Certificate so show that you are fit to go to sea. Second, comes STCW Basic Safety Training, a minimum requirement for all professional yacht crew, plus your Power Boat Level 2  and PWC qualifications required to drive the

Superyachts tenders and Jet skis. Third, are the small, subtle skills that all new Deckhands need: from GRP repairs, how to use a VHF radio and Security training. The last and most important is your attitude and work ethic, this, by far is the most important quality we look for.

Superyacht Deckhand

If you want a course that provides you with all the necessary skills and qualifications to kick start a new career as a Deckhand on a Superyacht then you should consider our all inclusive Superyacht Deckhand course, featured below.

Finding that dream job

Flying Fish deliver regular recruitment days in Antibes, France for all graduates of our Superyacht Deck and Steward/ess courses. This day is exclusively for Flying Fish customers and is included within the package. The day is designed to complement our course, delivered by our industry expert who lives in France and works for a major Recruitment agent. The day provides the knowledge you need to start looking for that dream job.

Flying Fish recruitment day - Antibes
Recruitment day – Antibes

All the skills and qualifications you need in one 2 week course

2 weeks from £2,240

Superyacht Deckhand Course

This two-week course provides the essential qualifications needed to enter the Superyacht industry as a Deckhand, including STCW Basic Safety Training

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STCW Basic Training: The Minimum Requirement

1 Week from £760

STCW Basic Safety Training

A STCW is required for anyone wishing to work on a commercial vessel greater than 24 m in length, our STCW Course is for one week.

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