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 15% 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 founded 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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What a lovely group of SYSA Steward/ess graduates who attended their training this week (13 - 17 Jan 2020)!

CONGRATULATIONS to René van der Westhuizen and Kathleen Alting for achieving DISTINCTION (80%+) for their written exams!

Lauren Sale, Tayla Britt, Kathleen Alting, Mia Bailey, Kathleen Momberg, René van der Westhuizen, Christella Sieg, Elsa-Marie Tromp
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As we wrap up 2019 and get ready for our 2020 intake - we are so proud of all our former students, and also want to mention our top achievers! Well done to you all for achieving 80%+ in your written Steward/ess exams. Good luck to all of you with the job hunts and to those already in jobs - hope you are doing FANTASTIC!! ... See MoreSee Less

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STEWARDESS POSITION - CAPE TOWN

This is a permanent position with a salary (please contact the contact below for more information about salary, job info, etc.)

Busy super yacht operating out of the V+A Waterfront

Position starts asap!

This is not a live-aboard position, must have own accommodation

- Ideally looking for someone who can commit for 12 months
- Must help out on deck and of course Stewardess duties - cleaning and guest service
- Female candidates only (owners' request)
- Must have basic admin skills and know how to use Excel, Word and Outlook
- Ideally already have a season or two on yachts, but greenies with solid training and land backgrounds will be considered
- MUST be super organized and be able to keep a yacht organized (inventories, provisioning, guest itineraries)

Qualifications: MUST HAVE
- STCW
- FHS
- Valid ENG1
- Stewardess course

Please do not apply if you do not meet all the above requirements

Contact: Andre +27 768 028 756 for more information and to arrange for your CV to be sent to the yacht
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