About Us

Longest running super yacht Steward/ess course in South Africa!

  • We believe in simulating real-life situations during all our training courses

Our mission Statement:

“To provide entry-level steward/esses super yacht training presented in a high-quality manner that is reasonably priced and delivered consistently in a clean, comfortable, well-maintained and attractive manner, staffed by friendly, attentive and highly qualified, efficient people.”

Who is Super Yachting South Africa?

Welcome to the exciting and luxurious World of Super Yachting. This career offers you the opportunity to be employed as crew members on board these exquisite multi-million Dollar Vessels. Hard work, the right qualifications, and a “can-do” attitude are essential prerequisites to meet the extremely high Service and Maritime Standards expected in this Industry.

Some of the numerous benefits include: travelling to the world’s most luxurious and exotic locations, earning foreign currency, while meeting some of the most famous and influential people in the world. Furthermore, the professional approach adopted within the Super Yachting Industry has created numerous possibilities for career advancement and opportunities for employment after yachting.

The Super Yacht industry is rapidly growing, resulting in a substantial increase in the amount of yachts being produced annually, a trend that has been continuing for the past 10 years. The latest statistics indicated from yacht builders worldwide, show an increase of 11% over the past year (for vessels over 24 meters). Simply put: If these new boats were lined up, it would extend for over 24 miles (39 kilometers)! This increase has created thousands of new jobs, and as a result, there is a shortage of qualified crew at all levels.

In this industry, the attention to detail, focus and professionalism of crew, are unparalleled to any other Maritime or sea-going working environment. Our motto at SYSA is simple… “PROFESSIONALS, COMMITTED TO EXCELLENCE”.  We offer advice, training and guidance to aspiring new crew to achieve this standard.

We started the school in 2008 and through continuous research, some of our instructors still working on board yachts as freelance crew, attending Yacht Trade Shows overseas, we are able to provide the best and latest information possible on how to succeed and advance in the world of Super Yachting!  We only employ former and current super yacht experts as Instructors.

Our guarantee to you:

All our Instructors worked in the Super Yacht Industry for many years in the most senior positions on board and our information is up-to-date and applicable and will prepare you for a career in this highly competitive industry.

 

 

 

 

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This week's lovely SYSA Stewardess course graduates (11 - 15 March).

Well done to you all!!

CONGRATULATIONS to CALEIGH OPPERMAN for achieving DISTINCTION for her written exams (80%+)!

Danielle Garner, Rebecca Elvey, Chelsea Botha, Catia du Preez, Raphaela Adler, Nadine Law, Arne Scheepers, Caleigh Opperman, Evette Janse van Rensburg
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TWO STEWARDESS POSITIONS - EUROPE

Offering 2 stewardess positions for the summer season, starting end of March, early April. Yacht prefers someone with a season of experience, but would be willing to employ a green crew member with the correct experience, training and attitude. This yacht has hired several of our previous SYSA Stewardess course graduates over the past few years.

QUALIFICATIONS FOR THE POSITION: (please only apply if you can tick all the boxes)

- EU/British passport
- STCW and PDSD
- ENG 1
- SYSA Stewardess course
- MCA FHS Level II

Boat currently in Italy, crew member will join there. Cruising Western Mediterranean and likely Greece.

The yacht is a Ferretti Navetta 33 Crescendo, private – Cayman Island Register – running with 6 crew.

Offering to the right candidate:
Salary - 2 300€ per month (DOE)
MLC contract/SEA

Send WORD CV and/or any questions to:
Captain Emilio
emilio@yachtcrewcouple.com
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FLOWER ARRANGING COURSE - NOW R 3 650!!!!!

Introduction to Floristry Course
Cape Town
21 - 22 March 2019
(Public Holiday Thursday and Friday)

Venue:
iNkosi Eco Lodge, 9 Odette Street, De Tijger, Parow

Cost including flowers, containers, notes and lunch only
R 3 950 (discounted to R 3 650)

This course is a for the absolute beginner and the more experienced florist.

It is a challenging course where you learn a wide variety of techniques and designs that are popularly used in flower arranging. This course covers traditional and more modern creative designs, and in this way it should appeal to everyone.

This course covers the following topics:
1. Purchasing and handling of flowers
2. Conditioning and Care of fresh flowers
3. Basic design concepts
4. Shapes and styles of arrangements
5. Colour and its effects
6. Choice and use of containers
7. Methods of arranging flowers and mediums into which to arrange them
8. Working with attributes in arrangements

What we will make:
1. Round country bowl
2. Modern vase of flowers
3. Line arrangement
4. Hand-tied Spiral Bunch
5. Phalaeonopsis orchid arrangement
6. Arrangement using branches/sticks

What you will get:
1. Take home all the arrangements you have made
2. An apron for you to keep
3. A booklet of illustrated notes
4. A certificate of attendance

MORE UPCOMING COURSES FOR CAPE TOWN:
MAY
1 - 2 May: Introductory Course Cape Town

For more info, contact:
Gerda Tuffin
Cape School of Floristry reception@thecountrygarden.co.za
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