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USP Profile Unveiled at Monaco Yacht Show

September 23, 2015

Written by Eva Belanyiova

An online app assisting yacht crew and recruiters make successful work placements has gone love today! Unveiled at the Monaco Yacht Show, USP Profile provides your traditional CV with a dynamic new twist and optimises crew recruitment. The new application provides crew with the platform to tell recruiters not only about their work history, but also about their personality and potential.

USP Flyer

“Having the xfactor just does not stand out on paper,“ explains Jens, who has received positive feedback on the project. Captain of 45m Sailing Yacht Artemis, Lars Klische comments; “This makes hiring crew so much easier. It’s about time something like this has come along!”

Sailing yacht Artemis

Sailing yacht Artemis

USP Profile is a mobile and desktop application and includes a video introduction, written introduction, photos, role aspirations, professional history, education, skill ratings, personality presentation and references. Once complete, it can be shared directly via URL, or downloaded as an interactive PDF.

Founder of the project, and owner of Palma based recruitment agency Invisible Crew, Jens Oomes believes it’s time to upgrade the recruitment process by utilising digital technology; “We live in an age where information has to be relayed quickly and effectively. Based on our experience of successfully placing Crew we created the USP Profile app, which is easy to complete by Crew and easy to compare by recruiters.”

The USP Profile team are currently in Monaco at the MYS, from 23rd to 26th September 2015, and will be happy to answer any questions or introduce your to this new and exciting app. Crew, captains, recruiters and press are invited to visit the ACREW lounge at La Rascasse for a demonstration of the app.

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The Crew Coach and Interior Yacht Services Announce Collaboration

September 11, 2015

Written by Eva Belanyiova

The Crew Coach (TCC) and Interior Yacht Services (IYS) have  announced their partnership to offer  superyachts a comprehensive training solution that will assist the crew to reach the highest levels of professionalism, service, loyalty and dedication.

The Crew Coach and Interior Yacht Services Join Forces

The Crew Coach and Interior Yacht Services Join Forces

Founded by industry crew training experts Alison Rentoul and Peter Vogel, The Crew Coach and Interior Yacht Services both aim at igniting in crew the passion, motivation and enthusiasm required to bring guests the ultimate in yachting experiences, making their alliance a natural amalgamation with far-reaching benefits.

Representing one of the yachting industry’s top hospitality training providers, Interior Yacht Services provide absolute excellence in interior skills, giving this vital department the confidence and knowledge required to offer truly exemplary service for their guests throughout their entire stay onboard. Meanwhile The Crew Coach addresses overall operations by working with the whole crew to fine-tune team performance, streamline crew communication, reinforce strong leadership and increase individual crew members’ motivation and drive to exceed expectations in every way.

Alison Rentoul of The Crew Coach and Peter Vogel of International Yacht Services

Alison Rentoul of The Crew Coach and Peter Vogel of International Yacht Services

Alison Rentoul explains: “We are absolutely delighted to now be able to offer yacht owners and captains a fully integrated solution for the interior and whole team onboard that is guaranteed to bring about exemplary results. Interior Yacht Services are the best of the best, and this collaboration delivers outstanding overall crew performance across all departments, giving guests and owners the kind of 7 star experiences they expect at the very top of luxury hospitality.”

Peter Vogel agrees: “Collaborating with The Crew Coach brings an even greater depth to the work we do, allowing our training to extend to the entire yacht and giving our clients and crew all the professional and cutting edge tools and techniques they need to run a highly successful operation. We are thrilled to be joining forces with such a well respected and reputable company.”

IYS and TCC put their collaboration to the test with excellent results recently in the sought-after French Riviera yacht charter destination Antibes, aboard 73m motor yacht Odessa II during a 5-day interior training course. Feedback from the participants illustrated how valuable it was to combine IYS’s hospitality and service training with a 1 day TCC Crew Dynamics workshop.

Following are some excerpts from the rave reviews received after the training:

“Very productive team building and analysis. It was great to actually stop and think where exactly the team is and what we want to do to get to new heights, greater achievements and how we can improve as a team in general.” Megan Downie

“All over a very good day. Makes me feel very passionate about what I do and what I want to change. Thank you!” Jonna Eriksson

“Fantastic – loving the group sessions & tasks, good to share our thoughts as a team. Very uplifting and positive, loved it – I want more!” Emma Windever

“Wish we had longer with you! A great team bonding experience. Alison you are incredible, keep doing what you are doing!” Brittany Coates

The combined TCC and IYS onboard training packages are fully bespoke and designed to meet the specific requirements of each yacht they work with. Packages range from three to five days with the option of including yachting’s exclusive PYA recognized GUEST (Guidelines for Unified Excellence in Service Training) certificates and the UK’s ILM (Institute of Leadership & Management) Leadership Training certificates for participants as required.

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YOTSPOT – Online community for Captains, Crew and Employers

June 29, 2015

Written by Eva Belanyiova

Launched in 2010, Yotspot is a successful online community that brings Captains, Crew and employers together for jobs, sailing opportunities and much, much more.

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Are you looking for a crew for a private yacht or a charter yacht?

Captains, hiring management or head of department can register for a membership to The Yotspot 24/7 account, which will provide them with the possibility of dealing with candidates directly. Becoming a member, there is a 24-hour, 7 days a week access to crew options, with unlimited CVs, contact details, references and certificates. A dedicated crew consultant is also available for assistance when needed.

If you are an Agency

As a recruitment agency you need to have the confidence that when you put a candidate forward for a role that they are the best available. With our Yotspot recruitment package you can promote roles directly to the database and take advantage of Yotspot’s unique crew filter and intelligent matching software. This system is incredibly fast and something every agency should have at their disposal.

If you are searching for a new job?

Yotspot is a great platform to find a new job aboard a charter yacht or a private yacht, sailing opportunities as well as training courses. There is something for everyone!

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12 coveted bursaries at UKSA still left to allocate

July 01, 2014

Written by Eva Belanyiova

Students leaving school, who are not able to secure or fund a place at conventional university, and young workers looking for an alternative career path, would do well to contemplate the highly professional and burgeoning international maritime sector.

Jake Howard

Jake Howard

Isle of Wight-based youth education charity UKSA still has 12 coveted bursaries left to allocate on its world-renowned four-year cadetship, which includes a Foundation Degree in Operational Yacht Science delivered in conjunction with Falmouth Marine School and validated by the University of Plymouth. Training begins in October and allows students to ‘earn whilst they learn’ and train for a well paid and exciting career on superyachts, which typically sell for over £100million.

These Yachting Cadetships for 18-25-year-olds are generously part funded by two of the leading UK maritime charities, which makes them accessible to everyone and an immediately viable option for those considering vocational training over the more traditional study or career paths.

Six of the bursaries are available via Trinity House and amount to £17,880 of assistance/funding (£3,000 is towards the Foundation Degree in Year 2 and the rest for the first phase of training at UKSA’s Isle of Wight campus). But hurry as you’ve only got until mid July to apply for these six!

Alternatively, another six are available from Seafarers UK, at £10,500 for the 5-month phase one training (£2,000 of which is from the *Milo Hanlon Bursary). You have until mid September to apply and be selected and priority will be given to those who display a clear welfare need and/or have a proven family connection to the maritime industry.

UKSA Cadetship Manager, Emma Baggett, explains: “With expensive tuition fees and graduate unemployment rates, vocational training has definitely become the new university – and ours is particularly in demand because of these bursaries on offer.  Our yachting cadets can easily graduate debt-free because of what they earn during what amounts to some two years of paid work placements, plus food and accommodation is included in the cost of training. Once onboard a vessel almost all of the student’s living costs are covered by the yacht too.

“With the help of Trinity House and Seafarers UK, aspiring young captains can now take the first step into this unique career path, because the work placement phases – entry level professional deckhands can typically earn €2000 a month tax free (not including tips) working in locations across Europe (including the popular Mediterranean) and the Caribbean – are a proven means of funding the rest of the cadetship

“We currently have some 150 cadets at various stages of their training working in the industry and it’s our global relationships with crew agents and captains themselves that make the cadetship so successful. This support, which carries on throughout their careers, is unique to UKSA.

“The FdSc Foundation Degree was recently granted full-time status and can now be applied for through UCAS, plus successful 2014 cadets will be able to drawn down on student loans to assist them further – as well as taking advantage of all the other associated benefits that full-time students enjoy. Consequently, it’s become an internationally recognised qualification that will not only shape and reinforce a young crew’s career path, but also offer a transferable qualification for later life.”

Applicants should have obtained at least 120 UCAS points (or the equivalent in work experience) and have high grade passes in GCSE Maths and English. You must be seeking a genuine alternative to university and also demonstrate a keen desire for a long term career in the superyacht industry – and whilst previous water sports and/or yachting experience is highly desirable, it is not essential.

For further cadetship bursary details contact UKSA’s career advisors on 01983 203038, or email careers@uksa.org. For those not accepted onto their chosen bursary, there is the option of a Career Development Loan worth up to £10,000 – and the rest contributed by the student.

Other routes via a career development loan include the 23-week Professional Yachtmaster Ocean course (£14,995), which is basically the first two phases of the cadetship. This is increasingly proving popular with the older generation too, who have a spare six months through redundancy, early retirement or a lifelong desire to try something different, but can quickly recoup the costs via a profession that offers very well paid starter salaries.

UKSA’s six-week Crew Training for 18-25s is the most simple and cost effective way of gaining employment as a deckhand or crew on yachts of all sizes, including superyachts. It costs just £3,995 (you would spend the same on a basic plumbing course, stuck at home, in your local college) but once employed students can typically earn enough money in a year to fund the cadetship.

If you want to skipper your own yacht, work with charter and flotilla companies, carry out short haul deliveries, or teach yachting, then Professional Yachtmaster Offshore opens doors to the whole industry. This 13-week intensive course costs £7,250, is world renowned, and also attracts 25-30 year old manager types, looking for a career change, but entry at the appropriate level. As an example, those working on decent sized charter boats can generally live on tips alone and double a circa £30,000 per annum salary that could remain untouched in the bank.

For those more suited to working below deck, or attracted to glitz and glamour, UKSA’s Superyacht Interior Foundation course (just three weeks long and only £2,600) is a whistle stop tour of working in the uber rich and cool superyacht industry. It will equip you with all the hospitality and personal skills needed to excel in the playground of the seriously wealthy, together with the essential safety training required for work on board.

*Set up in honour of former Seafarers UK cadet MichaelMilo’ Hanlon who tragically died aged 22 whilst pursuing his superyacht dream in the South of France. It’s an interest-free loan and recipients simply agree a realistic and achievable repayment schedule, so the bursary continues to be available.

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Twin crew cabins on superyachts over 3000 GT allowed by MCA

July 15, 2013

Written by Eva Belanyiova

Following thorough consultation with superyacht industry stakeholders and social partners, MCA has agreed to permit twin cabins to be built for non-officer seafarers on Large Commercial Yachts of between 3000 and 5000 GT. This decision is based upon a set of substantially equivalent arrangements presented by SYBAss on behalf of its members, the world’s leading superyacht builders.

Version 3 of The Large Commercial Yacht Code (LY3) includes the substantially equivalent Maritime Labour Convention 2006 (MLC) regulations established for large yachts. Members of the Superyacht Builders Association (SYBAss) have proven that LY3 yachts over 3000 GT would be disproportionately affected by the LY3 rule which states that all seafarers should have their own single cabin. This arrangement is very uncommon on superyachts where the comfort levels for crew are significantly higher than on commercial vessels in many other ways.

“It is clear from our studies that large yacht crew members would not benefit from the application of this single cabin rule in our sector of the industry,” explains SYBAss technical director Chris van Hooren. “To reduce the considerable economic impact of single cabins, yacht designers would likely opt for minimum MLC-standard cabins. Onboard yachts over 3000 GT such cabins would have awkward dimensions with recessed bunks and no ensuite sanitary facilities. This would actually lead to crew having lower standards of comfort than is currently the case on superyachts.”

With this in mind SYBAss submitted to the UK Maritime & Coastguard Agency (MCA) an application for a substantially equivalent twin cabin option for seafarers onboard LY3 yachts over 3000 GT, conditional on minimum size and provision of en suite facilities. This has now been accepted and this substantial equivalence will be included as part of the UK’s MLC implementation package. MCA will also propose future amendments to the MLC once it is in force in order to provide more appropriate accommodation standards for yachts of all sizes, as have already been agreed as substantially equivalent standards with UK tripartite partners.

“We would like to thank the MCA, all members of the MCA MLC Tripartite Working Group and all members of the MCA MLC Sub Working Group for their constructive approach in this matter,” concludes Van Hooren. “One of the key roles of SYBAss is to facilitate regulations that reflect the unique nature of the superyacht industry. This decision by MCA helps support a level playing field for the large yacht sector.”

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Bursaries Available for Future Luxury Superyacht Captains

June 25, 2013

Written by Eva Belanyiova

Isle of Wight-based youth charity UKSA, UK’s top maritime training provider, has still 12 places available on its highly-regarded Yachting Cadetship, a structured three-year apprenticeship – including a Foundation Degree in Operational Yacht Science with Plymouth University. Training begins in October ’13 and permits attendees to ‘earn whilst they learn’ and train for a high-income career on luxury superyachts.

UKSA Cadetship

UKSA Cadetship

What’s more, nine of these places are generously part funded via bursaries from the UK’s principal maritime charities, Trinity House and Seafarers UK (under the Professional Yachtsman’s Bursary Scheme*), which makes them accessible to everyone and an immediately viable option for those considering vocational training over the traditional university career path.

The Trinity House & Seafarers UK bursaries will cover the first phase of training (five months) at UKSA’s Cowes campus and amount to a minimum of £14,000 worth of assistance/funding. Both also include a handy living allowance of £200 per month during this time. Once employed as entry level professional deckhands in phase two of the course, students can typically earn €2000 a month tax free (not including tips) working in locations across the Mediterranean, Caribbean and worldwide.

Trinity House 2013 bursary applicants have to attend a two day Cadetship Selection on 9/10th July, with those who pass attending a final interview in London on 23rd July. The Seafarers UK bursary follows a similar application process but is open to candidates throughout the summer.

Daryl Pride

Daryl Pride

UKSA Director, Daryl Pride, explains: “All things considered, vocational training seems to be the new university – and ours is particularly in demand because of these bursaries on offer. Our yachting cadets can easily graduate debt-free because of what they earn during what amounts to some two years of paid work placements, plus food and accommodation is included in the cost of training. Once onboard a vessel almost all of the student’s living costs are covered by the yacht too.

“With the help of Trinity House and Seafarers UK, young people can now take the first step into this exciting career, as the work placement phases are an excellent and proven means of funding the rest of the cadetship.

“As part of the course, a dedicated team work with each cadet to educate and prepare them for the industry. Utilising our exclusive crew placement website, alongside our global network of industry contacts, we assist with securing their employment phases. Plus, there’s the opportunity of earning a very good starting salary at an early age, which you can’t do in most other professions.”

UKSA Cadetship Manager, Emma Baggett, adds: “These bursaries are an once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for the right candidates and geared towards MCA Officer of the Watch qualification.  Applicants should be between 18 and 25 years old, have obtained at least 120 UCAS points and have high grade passes in GCSE Maths and English.  They should be highly motivated, proactive and have a strong work ethic and professional attitude.

“Candidates must be seeking a genuine alternative to university and also demonstrate a keen desire for a long term career in the superyacht industry – and whilst previous water sports and/or yachting experience is highly desirable, it is not essential.

“Our three year course is a highly successful, structured programme and the recognition and support from highly respected maritime organisations like Trinity House and Seafarers UK is an effective endorsement of the UKSA Yachting Cadetship as a viable and practical career path alongside the traditional commercial routes or conventional university study.

“We currently have over 100 cadets at various stages of their training working in the industry and it’s our relationships with crew agents and captains themselves that make the cadetship so successful. This support, which carries on throughout their careers, is unique to UKSA.”

For more information on funding, dates and a Yachting Cadetship application pack contact Lauren on 01983 203038.

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Aid-loaded Mega Yacht BIG FISH on her way to cyclone-struck Fiji

December 27, 2012

Written by Eva Belanyiova

Thanks to the excellent relief coordination by YachtAid Global,  22nd of December saw the 45m expedition yacht BIG FISH being loaded with aid destined for the people of cyclone-struck islands of Fiji. Superyacht Big Fish left Auckland, New Zealand, on the 26th December and is expected to arrive in Fiji on the 31st December.

BIG FISH -  Main

BIG FISH - Main

People of Fiji lost almost everything they had when cyclone Evan hit the area. Following the devastating event, YAG’s founder, Captain Mark Drewelow contacted Big Fish’s Captain Winston Joyce-Clarke and together they have decided to make better use of the space on board and help those in need. In addition to charter yacht Big Fish, companies that are working hard to assist the international relief in Fiji are C2C inc., Superyacht Support, Yacht Partners Fiji and Yacht Help Fiji.

About YachtAid Global

YachtAid Global orchestrates the delivery of humanitarian, development and conservation aid to coastal communities worldwide.  The organisation was founded in 2006 and is a registered nonprofit providing tax benefits to donors.  YachtAid Global utilises a network of volunteers who coordinate logistics, patrons who sponsor supplies and yacht owners and crew that offer to transport them.

They deliver to schools, medical clinics, cultural centres and other organisations in remote and isolated locations including Alaska, Indonesia, Panama, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, French Polynesia, Mexico,  Chile, Brazil, Belize, Vanuatu, and more.  They work with an impressive roster of yachts to provide the owners and crew with an outlet to give back in a unique way that does not change the course of their cruise.

The simplified list of what has been collected by the McMullen & Wing built yacht BIG FISH came to over NZ$ 50,000 and 20 tons!

  • 129 black bags of clothes
  • 24 boxes medical supplies
  • 24 bags  of 2 paper hand towels
  • 23 boxes hand towel dispensers
  • 15 boxes toilet paper dispenser
  • 4 tissue packs
  • 108 x 8 rolls of toilet paper
  • 38 boxes of tinned or dried food
  • 28 boxes children’s stationary
  • 15 boxes books
  • 20 x water 20l
  • 5 mattresses
  • 1 tennis set
  • 3 boxes tools and nails
  • 9 boxes kitchen equipment
  • 5 boxes baskets and buckets
  • 3 portable generators

SURI and YachtAid Global

Motor Yacht SURI is another luxury vessel that collaborated with YachtAid Global. Suri took on board a few tons of humanitarian aid in Los Angeles in November, to help the Tsunami impacted Robinson Crusoe Island. SURI departed Los Angeles and travelled non stop to the island arriving on November 25.

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Winners of the Andreas Liveras Best Yacht Hop Award at the Antigua Charter Yacht Show 2012

December 17, 2012

Written by Eva Belanyiova

The Antigua Show Management Team together with The Board of Directors of the Antigua Charter Yacht Show would like to thank everyone that visited the 2012 show, as well as thank to all their valued sponsors. The show this year featured 97 spectacular yachts on display, available to over 300 luxury yacht charter brokers to view. The Antigua Show Management hope that everyone had a productive week!  The management would like to congratulate the yachts that won the Andreas Liveras Best Yacht Hop awards: Lady Linda, Lazy Z  and charter yacht Harle.

Antigua Charter Yacht Show

Antigua Charter Yacht Show

57M MOTOR YACHT LADY LINDA BY TRINITY YACHTS

at the Falmouth Harbour Marina  with a fantastic Alice in Wonderland Party

Motor yacht Lady Linda at the Falmouth Harbour Marina  with a fantastic Alice in Wonderland Party

Motor yacht Lady Linda at the Falmouth Harbour Marina with a fantastic Alice in Wonderland Party

More about Lady Linda

Measuring 56,9m, this superyacht was built by Trinity Yachts and delivered in 2012. Lady Linda features luxurious and spacious Evan K Marshall designed accommodation for 12 guests in 6 lovely suites and has 7 cabins to accommodate a crew of 14 members.

Trinity Yachts luxury yacht LADY LINDA - Running-680

Trinity Yachts luxury yacht LADY LINDA - Running-680

51,4M MOTOR YACHT LAZY Z BY OCEANCO

at the Antigua Yacht Club Marina with their Pink Cancer Awareness Charity Party

Yacht Lazy Z at the Antigua Yacht Club Marina with their Pink Cancer Awareness Charity Party

Yacht Lazy Z at the Antigua Yacht Club Marina with their Pink Cancer Awareness Charity Party

More about Lazy Z

This beautiful Oceanco built superyacht features innovative interior, designed with luxury and style in mind. Lazy Z was created to provide excellent spaces for entertainment and relaxation to a maximum number of 12 guests. There is one split-level Owner suite spreading over the entire beam located forward on the yacht’s main deck. The remaining 10 guests are accommodated in three Queen-sized double cabins, one twin cabin as well as one additional single cabin with a drop down Pullman. All of the cabins boast a private bath, a discreet safe, en-suite and a full electrical entertainment system.

Luxury Yacht Lazy Z by Oceanco

Luxury Yacht Lazy Z by Oceanco

44,65M MOTOR YACHT HARLE BY FEADSHIP

at the Nelsons Dockyard Marina with their Moroccan Night

Charter Yacht Harle at the Nelsons Dockyard Marina with their Moroccan Night

Charter Yacht Harle at the Nelsons Dockyard Marina with their Moroccan Night

Motor Yacht Harle at the Nelsons Dockyard Marina with their Moroccan Night

Motor Yacht Harle at the Nelsons Dockyard Marina with their Moroccan Night

More about Harle

The beautiful charter yacht Harle is a 2007 launched Feadship vessel, designed by De Voogt Naval Architects with interior by Sinot Design Associates. She is a custom-series F45 Vantage yacht and a winner of the 2008 International Superyacht Society Award for Best Power Yacht from 40 to 65 metres.  Her unique layout features the master and the guest staterooms on the main deck with a great indoor/outdoor flow for charter guests comfort and enjoinment. Elegant accommodation is offered to ten guests in 5 luxurious staterooms, plus two guests in a convertible private office. All of Harle’s cabins boast large windows providing plenty of natural light and a harmony between the interior and the outside landscapes.

HARLE -  Main

HARLE - Main

These winners were presented with a trophy and the name of their yacht will be added as the 2012 winners.

The Antigua Show Management Team would also like to thank all their hard working staff that help run the show, from the Hospitality staff, golf cart and taxi drivers to the dock security and the Chefs Competition coordinators.

They wish you all a very Happy Christmas and a productive and Peaceful New Year.

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Australian Superyacht Crew Recruitment & Training (ASC) has partnered with TAFE NSW Sydney Institute Maritime

April 10, 2012

Written by Eva Belanyiova

Superyacht crews in Australia have the possibility to take part in a training programme recognised all over the world and allowing them to work internationally, as well as domestically for the first time, thanks to a unique strategic alliance.

TAFE NSW Sydney Institute Director National Business Camden Jobbins Australian Superyacht Crew Principal Trainer Donna Morris and Australian Superyachts

TAFE NSW Sydney Institute Director National Business Camden Jobbins Australian Superyacht Crew Principal Trainer Donna Morris and Australian Superyachts

Australian Superyacht Crew Recruitment & Training (ASC) has partnered with TAFE NSW Sydney Institute Maritime to provide Superyacht STCW95 Basic Safety Training and other superyacht specific courses. The partnership means international Superyacht captains looking to hire crew now have access to a pipeline of internationally accredited Australian graduates, who can serve aboard both international and Australian registered vessels.

Until now, most STCW95 Basic Safety Training Certificates offered to aspiring Superyacht Crew in Australia were issued by foreign “Flag of Convenience” maritime jurisdictions. These certificates are not valid in Australia. Australian Superyacht Crew Principal Donna Morris says, “All superyacht crew are required to undergo STCW95 Basic Safety Training to be eligible to work aboard Superyachts.

Donna Morris

Donna Morris

“The problem for many Australians has been that their STCW95 Certificate provided by other training establishments and issued by various foreign maritime jurisdictions are not recognised by the Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) for eligibility to work on Australian registered vessels.

“Many of our students return to Australia seeking employment in the Australian maritime industry at the completion of their international superyacht career. Holding an AMSA Certified STCW certificate proves to be a major advantage for them, providing seamless entry to the Australian marine industry without having to undertake the same expensive training again.”

The development is a breakthrough for the industry, as up to 10,000 Australians serve in the Superyacht industry, or an astounding 20 per cent of the total global market.

Australian Superyacht Crew is Australia’s leading superyacht crew training establishment, offering superyacht courses both in Sydney and the Gold Coast. Sydney Institute Maritime is the oldest continually operating Maritime Training School in Australia, having provided training for Deck officers to Master Mariner Foreign Going level for over 50 years.

Headquartered in central Sydney, the AMSA Registered facility provides a variety of commercial marine deck and engineering training courses accredited by AMSA, NSW Maritime, IMO (International Maritime Organisation) and STCW (Standards for Training of Certified Watchkeepers).

Head Teacher of Maritime Sydney Institute says “With the surge of Australian seafarers gaining employment within the international superyacht industry, it is a strategic move for our college to tailor some of our existing courses to also meet the needs of the superyacht training market sector.

“Given the superyacht sector is now the largest employer of young Australian seafarers globally, it is crucial they have access to the right training facilities in Australia that best prepares them for the unique skills and qualifications the superyacht industry demands.”

In addition to STCW Basic Safety Training, the college will be offering entry-level Deck Hand and Engineering Courses and developing other superyacht specific courses in the future.

Australian Superyacht Crew Recruitment & Training has bridged the gap in Sydney by offering this valuable AMSA-approved training for its students. The training has additional value above other STCW95 courses in that it provides an industry accredited module entitled Professional Superyacht Crew Induction, to give potential crew awareness of how the industry operates and the myriad differences compared to the local marine industry, the commercial industry and cruise ships.

All training is provided by qualified professionals who are experienced trainers and the training meets the requirements of AMSA and the IMO. Australian Superyacht Crew also provides Superyacht Steward, Stewardess and Chef Training courses in both Sydney and Gold Coast.

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MTN Sattelite Communications & E3 Systems Group Photographic Competition at the Antigua Charter Show.

December 29, 2011

Written by Chelsea

This year at the 50th Antigua yacht charter show, MTN Satellite Communications & E3 Systems Group introduced a Photographic Competition among the Yacht Crew.

The Antigua yacht charter show 2011 was deemed a success by many, with 113 yachts, over 300 charter brokers, over 200 non-exhibiting vendors, about 50 press, and lots of new activities, the show had a vibrant buzz despite the rainy weather. The final event at the Copper and Lumber Hotel was the Crew Bash attended by hundreds of crew.  During the event Roger Horner, Managing Director of e3 Systems and Derik Wagner, Managing Director for Yachting of MTN Satellite Communications, announced the winners of the Photo Competition organised, arranged and sponsored by both companies.

There were wonderful entries for the photo competition and the following were chosen as the winners.

The first prize of an iPad for Category 1 which was for the best artistic photo of a VSAT antenna went to Heather and Tim, chefs, on superyacht Numptia for this fabulous photo.

Best artistic photo by Heather and Tim, chefs, on motor yacht Numptia

Best artistic photo by Heather and Tim, chefs, on motor yacht Numptia

The first prize of a VSAT training course for Category 1 which was for most creative photo of a VSAT antenna went to Scot Fraser, 1st Officer on Lady J motor yacht for their Frosty the Snowman VSAT antenna.

Most Creative photo by Scott Fraser 1st officer of yacht Lady J

Most Creative photo by Scott Fraser 1st officer of yacht Lady J

The first prize of a VSAT training course for Category 2 which was for the most creative photo of use of communications went to Rose Tombleson on sailing yacht Rosehearty for photos of Anthony the “radome man”.

Most Creative photo by Rose Tombleson of yacht Rosehearty

Most Creative photo by Rose Tombleson of yacht Rosehearty

The first prize of an iPad for Category 2 which was for the most interesting photo of use of communications went to Sophie of charter yacht Slipstream with this particularly cool photo.

Most Interesting photo by Sophie of yacht Slipstream

Most Interesting photo by Sophie of yacht Slipstream

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