Superyacht Deck Officers training programmes have been designed by Warsash Superyacht Academy based on yachting needs, so as to produce officers, able to understand the complexity of the particular sector and well-trained to respond to its high demands. Trainees shall gain knowledge and practical skills in three major topic categories :
- Superyacht (over 24m) voyage planning
- Yachting meteorology
- Superyacht (over 24m) stability and safety
The programmes consist of both theory and practice, aiming to enable understanding of Yachting particularities, communication etiquette and interaction within superyacht hierarchy, multicultural environment, health issues and safety, luxury hospitality principles as well as to develop deck crew skills, superyacht bridge leadership skills, superyacht (over 24m) mooring and anchoring skills, yacht maintenance knowledge.
The Superyacht Deck Officers training programmes include certification options ranging from 200GT to unlimited. It should be noted that admission to these programmes is open to young people, who wish to start a yachting career, as well as to experienced people or professionals, seeking to upgrade their qualification and certifications. Experienced candidates and professionals are offered the opportunity of admission at an advanced programme stage, based on prior assessment of their certificates.