STCW Superyacht Deck Crew - Cowes, UK

Join our Superyacht Deck Crew course and get the essential qualifications needed to enter the superyacht industry as a member of crew, including STCW Basic Safety Training.


Working on a superyacht is an exciting career option, leading to travel and adventure opportunities worldwide.

As a deckhand your responsibility is to maintain the exterior of the yacht, its tenders, jet skis and any other toys the yacht may have on-board. You will be interacting with guests and owners to make sure their time onboard is beyond expectations.

  • STCW Basic Safety Training
  • Superyacht Deckhand Certificate
  • MCA Proficiency in Designated Security Duties (PDSD)
  • RYA Powerboat Level 2
  • RYA Personal Watercraft Course (PWC)
  • RYA VHF Radio
  • RYA Radar course
  • RYA Diesel Engine Maintenance
  • CV/Industry preparation day with one of our experts
  • Realistic Deckhand job interview with one of our experts
  • Free online recruitment service
  • Superyacht Recruitment Event in Antibes
  • Small student groups for personal approach and one-to-one time
  • A written reference from one of our experts and ongoing support on completion of your training

Before you start

The course is suitable for complete beginners who want to achieve commercial qualifications for deckhand work.

All crew members working on board need to have full colour vision. If you are colour blind, affecting your ability to distinguish lights, you should consider having an eye test before booking your course.