Starting out in the super yacht industry is an exciting and rewarding choice of employment. Some choose to use the experience as a gap year while many others follow it as a long term and extremely rewarding career path.

The MCA set the world standards which are followed by numerous other countries.The industry provides safe and rewarding employment for young persons.

What do I need to qualify to work in this rewarding industry?

You will need to:

Read More



PYT is your first choice MCA approved training provider.

PYT is recognised by the industry as a world class super yacht crew training academy. The savings on most of our course modules could well cover your traveling costs to South Africa.

Our value for money is hard to beat in the world of super yacht training. Our course schedule is designed to be flexible to suit super yacht crew.

Let us kick start your steps up the ladder of command.

Read More


Crew Survey: Why do crew leave?

The PYA is assisting Impact Crew by distributing a crew survey with the aim to find out about the primary factors behind crew turnover and the real reason why crew would leave a position of employment on board. Crew turnover is a topic of hot debate as its effects are felt industry wide; from Owners to Captains, recruitment agents, yacht managers as well as crew themselves. With the obvious impacts upon costs, safety related incidents, experience and on board knowledge but also the less apparent yet often more far reaching 'human" aspects such as Owner 'experience' and crew morale. PLEASE help us by completing these 10 quick questions by clicking on our USEFUL LINKS in the menu bar.

Posted By Roxanne Oschman on October 23 2014

View All Blog Posts