We are committed to our steward, stewardess, deckhand and chef students first and foremost, ensuring each of them meets the standards of excellence expected by the superyacht industry. By training our students to these exceptional standards, not only are we giving them the knowledge and skills to do the job, but we focus on instilling a professional and disciplined mindset. Pursing a career aboard a superyacht is an opportunity unlike any other.
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About our Deckhand Division
Super Yachting South Africa’s Deckhand Training Division was created in 2008 by experienced Captain and SYSA co-founder, Jason Hunter and has grown to become one of the global leaders in superyacht training and the Academy holds Royal Yachting Association (RYA) accreditation.Learn More
Standard courses are essential yacht qualifications required by crew to work on yachts.
For those looking to advance in their career, we offer specialised courses that will be an added benefit.
Additional training is perfect for those who have completed standard courses and looking to upskill.
I just wanted to say a big THANK YOU to the amazing team at SYSA for all the help and guidance and for taking an interest and getting to know me as a person. I am super happy to mention that I have secured my first role onboard a yacht and my 17 year Naval”
I completed Day Skippers Theory and a lot of other Powerboat courses with SYSA. Day Skipper Theory was by far the most challenging and fun for me because there’s so much to learn. It helps to have an inspiring teacher who can explain everything to you in-depth and who makes it interesting because they are”
Just finished my SYSA training courses and I’ve had so much fun and learned lots of new useful interesting things! All the instructors were really friendly and know exactly what they are doing. The team all come from professional yachting backgrounds so no need to tell you that all your questions will be answered. You”
Really great instructors with a lot of knowledge and experience. They treated us with respect and integrated some life lessons and yachting tips into the course. Couldn’t have asked for a better course.”
Hi, just want to thank you and everyone at SYSA. I was so impressed with the course and most importantly the instructors. They were brilliant. I couldn’t have done it without them. So patient and caring. Thanks to you and the team”
I just want to thank you for such an incredible course at SYSA. I thoroughly enjoyed every moment and I have left with more than my money’s worth just in experiences and good times. You guys are fantastic”
I just wanted to say thank you so much for the opportunity to be a student at SYSA. The past 2 months was, to say the least, amazing. The courses are really well structured and I learned something new every day. Plus I enjoyed every minute of it. Also, the instructors at SYSA are truly”
Good day, I just want to let you know that I have received both my license and deckhand certificate. Once again , I just want to say thank you very much for the experience, and all the information I have walked away with after the courses. Hope to see you again soon in the future”
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