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WELCOME TO SEASCOPE FRANCE - THE WINNER OF BEST TRAINING SCHOOL AWARD 2023
WELCOME TO SEASCOPE FRANCE - THE WINNER OF BEST TRAINING SCHOOL AWARD 2023

Yacht Deckhand Training

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The comprehensive Yacht Deckhand course equips individuals with the skills and knowledge necessary for a successful career as a deckhand, whether they are the sole deckhand on a smaller yacht or part of a larger team on a superyacht.  Tailored for those with little to no exposure to the superyacht industry, the course covers a range of topics including industry information, general deck procedures, wash-downs, maintenance, cleaning procedures, line handling, knots and more. 

What you need to know

Place: Golfe-Juan, Port Camille Rayon 

Classroom address: 405 Chemin du Gaz, Golfe-Juan - Vallauris

Duration: 2 days 

Course fee: 400 euros

About the course

The course schedule is designed to cover various aspects of the yachting industry over two days. 

Day 1: 

Introduction to the yachting industry

  • Understanding your role onboard and how to add value to your position
  • Code of conduct onboard
  • Cruising areas
  • Daywork & crew agencies
  • Work contracts 
  • Terminology & ship layout etc.

Living onboard

  • Close quarters
  • Conflict management
  • Social interactions
  • Hygiene
  • Discretion & other aspects

Job duties 

  • Comprehensive knowledge of yachts
  • Watch duties
  • Communication 
  • Drills
  • Line handling, fender use, and docking
  • Anchoring procedures 
  • Specific knots and their application
  • Maintenance procedures and products
  • Cranes and lifting procedures etc.

Day 2 - practical

  • Washdown and teak cleaning
  • Line throwing
  • Splicing and ropework
  • Stainless and gelcoat polishing
  • Essential equipment 
  • Rust removal etc. 
Why take this course? 

As an entry-level position on a yacht, a deckhand's primary responsibility includes maintenance of the exterior. Participation in the Yacht Deckhand course signals to potential employers that you possess a basic skill set and understanding of the responsibilities ahead. The foundation serves as a starting point for further skill and knowledge development through onboard training and practical experience. 

Pack offers 

If you are looking for a more comprehensive training to be fully ready to embark on a career in yachting, check out our pack offers: 

Basic Deckhand Pack icludes: 

Full Deckhand Pack includes:

All our courses are conducted in English. A sufficient level of understanding and speaking is required in order to successfully complete the course. Contact us if you have any questions.

Before booking the course, please make sure you read the course delivery, deposit and cancellation policy.

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