We’ve partnered with the best yacht maintenance team in South Africa to present an internship and work experience program for super yacht candidates looking to get vital hands-on experience before seeking work overseas. Top & Bottom yacht services have been industry leaders in maintaining yachts for 3 generations. Andrew Hegie, the leader of Top & Bottom has worked around the world and managed the maintenance of top race yachts, like TP52 team Phoenix.
This course is designed to introduce aspiring super candidates to “the yachtie-life” maintaining a vessel. The wide array of vessels students will work on will mean students will gain knowledge applicable to any vessel they step foot on into the future. This isn’t just a course, its work experience.
The practical work experience is a no-nonsense course dealing with whatever comes up during day-to-day operations at Royal Cape Yacht Club dock yard in Cape Town. We invite you to join our teams as we maintain yachts during our daily operations. Whatever comes our way, be it standardised wash-downs or critical repair work you will be by our side learning and working with us facing these tasks head-on.
The online theory part of this online course will prepare students with basic theoretical knowledge, and also prepare students for introduction into the yachting industry with tips on salary expectations, CV creation and essential industry knowledge.
Please not that this course is 10 days (2 weeks, Monday to Friday) and we only accept 2 students per course. You must contact us before purchasing this course to ensure there is space on our program.
This course is comprised of:
- A theory course detailing technical knowledge of yacht maintenance as well as an introduction into the super yacht industry.
- A 10 day practical course (internship and work experience program).
The price of this total course is R3500.00. Do not purchase this course without confirming availability for the practical course.
Who Is This Course For?
Candidates looking to enter the super yachting industry. Any candidates wishing to seek work in the super yacht industry but specifically in a deck-hand role would benefit from this course. Candidates should have STCW’s, ENG1 (RYA powerboat 2 is also recommended) as other basic courses. Candidates must be fit and comfortable learning to work with power tools.
What To Expect
If this were just another super yacht you’d be give a piece of wood to sand and varnish and learn very little. However, during this you will work maintaining yachts requiring repair and maintenance work. Therefore the variety of work experienced during this course depends the types of work required on the boats at the dock yard during your practical course. However during your 2 week practical you can expect to complete the following jobs:
- Yacht wash-downs
- Interior cleaning
- Handling of mooring lines
- Teak maintenance
- Fender cleaning
- Sanding, fairing, painting and polishing.
- Bottom cleaning and acid washes
Candidates who successfully complete the course will be given certificate of completion stating the work experience gained during the duration of the course.
Terms, Conditions and Indemnity
Candidates must read, sign and email a scanned copy of the signed terms & conditions to firstname.lastname@example.org in order to finalise the purchase of this course. Find the terms and conditions in the link below