STEP ONE: STCW
The STCW is the first step everyone needs to take. this course covers the basics of boat safety, first aid, fire fighting, personal safety, security and sea survival.
STEP TWO: 10 POWERBOAT The 10M powerboat is the next step we advise to work in the maritime industry.
It is theory and boat handling. You need to be over 16 years old and have boating knowledge and experience.
STEP THREE: SUPERYACHT DECK CREW The five-day course is an MCA recognised course that gives the student a comprehensive and all-round general knowledge of the requirements of the superyacht industry.
It incorporates three separate MCA recognised courses: Superyacht Crew, VHF Radio Operators and the Small Power Boat and RIB Master.
STEP FOUR: SUPER YACHT HOSPITALITY This course gives interior staff of a superyacht the basic knowledge required to enter the industry. The syllabus will cover many aspects of the service industry, including: Bar, wine and food service, detailing, laundry and special skills.
SO WHAT IS THE INVESTMENT
Deck Crew $1800
Superyacht Hospitality $1500
GRAND TOTAL $5290
If the student is keen on inside work then the Superyacht Hospitality Course would be of value rather than Deck Hand. The opposite then if the interest is to work as a deckhand, so both courses are relevant to a position. Taking both is enrichment and offers better potential for hiring.
SO WHAT IS THE EARNING POTENTIAL
Chief Stewardess $42,000- 120,000+
Deck Hand $30,000- 66,000+
Bosun: $30,000- 72,000+
Industry Range: $25,000-120,000+
(Pay Varies depending on size of the boat and experience)
MARITIME SCHOOL OF THE WEST INDIES
Well Rd # 85, Unit 26A
Cole Bay (opposite Electec Service Center and next to the Tattoo Parlor)