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.







Searching for a Second Stewardess. The position is seasonal (May 15th - September 30th with possibility of a 2 - 4 week extension) on board a busy charter motor yacht based in Antibes, France.

Looking for someone fit, healthy and active and OVER 25 years of age. Sober habits and must be able to work independently and without constant supervision.

Will rotate through housekeeping and service departments, and must have good experience in both these departments. Must have a season or more of yachting experience.

FHS Level II
SYSA Steward/ess course graduates will get preference

If you meet the criteria, please contact:
Lela Stubbs +27 67 300 4889
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Our lovely SYSA Stewardess course graduates for this week. (16 - 20 March 2020)

Best of luck to all of you. Thanks for your great attitude despite all the COVID difficulties in our city, country and around the globe! Stay positive and focused!

Yvette Roos, Storm Grieve, Sonya Wessels, Nicola Evezard, Rebecca Abdolaziz, Bianca-Amor Steenkamp, Kendal Grant (absent: Danielle Odendaal)
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This was posted on a South African Yachting group:

"I am a South African yachtie and I am currently sitting in Dubai Airport after being denied boarding onto a flight to Nice (about 2 hours ago) due to France only accepting EU or UK nationals in their country currently. So ANY NON-EU nationals thinking of going to France, move your flight until after the ban. Don't waste your time and money".

Might be best right now to stay home and patiently wait all this out. Best of luck to all of you.
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How is this for ironic...

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