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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. Pursuing a career aboard a superyacht is an opportunity unlike any other.

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SYSA is a fully accredited RYA (Royal Yachting Association) Yacht Training Center. The RYA’s training courses and qualifications are recognised and respected all over the world.

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SYSA has partnered with Helly Hansen South Africa to provide our students with 10% off online purchases. Helly Hansen is a well-known clothing brand in the superyacht industry and is worn by all SYSA instructors.

About our Deckhand Division Yacht Training

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.

Standard Deck Courses

Standard deck 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 yacht training is perfect for those who have completed standard courses and looking to upskill.


Stewardess and Interior Training. This is the longest running super yacht Steward/ess course in South Africa.


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