Super Yacht Training Professionals
Cape Town, South Africa

Career training for super yacht crew in South Africa


Most of our Deckhand courses are RYA approved. Our SYSA Deckhand course was specifically designed for crew entering the motor yacht industry. The idea is to expose the crew to every part of a Deckhand’s role on board, as a result crew are working with the same products they will use overseas, completing the same jobs and processes for guests on board or routine Monday to Friday maintenance. A big emphasis is placed on entering the yachting industry, CV preparation, dockwalking and visas. Crew will leave this Deckhand programme feeling prepared and ready for the challenges that lie ahead.

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Our SYSA Steward/ess course is the longest running Steward/ess course in South Africa. The practial and relevant syllabus of this programme was designed by interior specialists and professionals in the super yacht industry to ensure a better quality of service and hospitality to yacht owners and guests. It is there to inspire, educate and support future Stewards and Stewardesses and fine-tune and create new skill-sets at Junior Steward/ess levels. Our Stewardess course is recognised by Yacht Charter Brokers, Crew Agents, Captains and Chief Stews in the super yacht industry.

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We offer tailor made packages to qualified and experienced land-based Chefs looking to make the transition into the super yacht industry. Chefs are very precious commodity on board yachts, and during our 2 day SYSA Yacht Chef Course, we assist with practical advice, guidance, CV help, menu plans, etc. to make your journey into super yachting smoother and find your first Chef employment on board, whilst making a professional and lasting impression and building a good reputation from the start.

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Committed to Excellence - Super Yachting South Africa Mission Statement

We are committed to our Steward, Stewardess, Deckhand and Chef students first and foremost, ensuring each of them meet the standards of excellence expected by the super yacht 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 mind-set. The various challenges facing an entry-level crew member is tremendously exciting, but can be equally challenging, especially when not properly prepared. Having the right skills for the job is of the utmost importance, but having a positive attitude, excellent manners, great work-ethic and personal etiquette above all is what makes you the complete package. Our mission is to assist our graduates in succeeding and impressing their guests and crew alike, right from the start. Through continuous study, research and presence at the world’s biggest Super Yacht Trade Shows, we meet not only the highest standards of training and most up-to-date super yacht information, but we ensure that our graduates are the best prepared crew in the industry.