SUPER YACHT TRAINING – DECKHAND COURSE

Prior experience required : None
Minimum age : None
Duration : 2 days
Number of students : Minimum 3 / Maximum 10

The course is presented at our office in Club Mykonos Private Resort, based in Langebaan

With a mixture of theory and practical teaching, this course introduces the student to the basics of boat maintenance. Guidance on boat etiquette and finding work on a yacht or super yacht is also supplied

Who is it for?

This course will greatly benefit those seeking work in the Mega Yachting Industry.

Ability after course

After completing the course, you will have a basic knowledge of how to do maintenance on the various parts of a yacht.

You will be aware of boat etiquette and how to go about finding work on a yacht.

 

Qualification obtained

Atlantic Yachting Super Yacht Training Certificate

 

Course material

Each student receives the following which is yours to keep after the course:

  • Super Yacht Training Notes
  • Complimentary Atlantic Yachting Cap

Our training includes the following:

  • Power Point Presentations
  • Training manuals

Syllabus

The course content is as follows:

1. Maintenance

  • Cleaning
  • Varnishing
  • Painting
  • Splicing
  • Minor Repairs
  • (Gel Coat & Fibre Glass)
  • Rope Work
  • Winch maintenance

2. Boat Etiquette

  • Day Work
  • Dockwalking
  • Crew Agents
  • C.V.
  • Crew Salaries
  • Crew Accommodation
  • Season’s
  • How to present yourself
  • What to do and what not to do
  • Offshore Bank Accounts

Course fees

Please contact us for course dates and prices

Course dates

The course is presented throughout the year. Please contact us for course dates. If you have a group booking (3 – 5 or more people) we will try our best to accommodate you on your dates.

Accommodation

Accommodation is not included during the 2 day course, unless you are attending a 5 / 8 or 15 Week Career Course.  Accommodation approximately R220.00/day in Atlantic Yachting Crew House. The crew house is walking distance from our office and yachts.

Food

Coffee, tea, sugar and milk are supplied during the day.

What to bring

WHAT YOU NEED TO BRING

  • Suitable clothing
  • Sailing or soft light-soled shoes
  • Sleeping bags
  • Sun cream, hat, towels, toiletries
  • Weather proof jacket
  • Extra money for food & beverages – cooking is encouraged for the experience and to help stretch your budget

WHAT WE SUPPLY

  • Course completion certificates
  • Sheets & pillows
  • Tea, coffee, sugar, milk

Transport

National and some international flights land at Cape Town International Airport. The airport is approximately an hour’s drive from our office in Langebaan.

Car rentals from airport/Cape Town

There are drop-off points for the following rental car companies in Langebaan:

Avis

  • Telephone/Fax number: +27 (0)22 772 2807

Europcar

  • Telephone/Fax number: +27 (0)22 772 1006

BUS SERVICES

Elweirda – South Africa’s Premier Coach Charter Company

Tel number: 0860 001 094

www.elweirda.co.za/saldanha-routes.html

We will collect you from your drop-off point in Langebaan. Please arrange this with the office prior to your arrival.

Travel Arrangements

If the need be, we can assist you in making arrangements to meet your transport and alternative accommodation needs. We make use of a registered shuttle service between Cape Town and Langebaan.

EVENING BEFORE COURSE STARTS (only by prior arrangement)

We can meet you the day before your course starts between 17:00 and 18:00 at our office. Please make arrangements with our office prior to your arrival.

THE MORNING THE COURSE STARTS

Please meet us at the Atlantic Yachting Office at the Club Mykonos Marina, Agora Square at 08:00. After the first day theory courses will commence at 08:00am and finish by 17:00.

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