Yacht Deckhand Training
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.
Place: Golfe-Juan, Port Camille Rayon
Classroom address: 405 Chemin du Gaz, Golfe-Juan - Vallauris
Duration: 2 days
Course fee: 400 euros
The course schedule is designed to cover various aspects of the yachting industry over two days.
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.
- Close quarters
- Conflict management
- Social interactions
- Discretion & other aspects
- Comprehensive knowledge of yachts
- Watch duties
- 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.
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.
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:
- STCW Basic Safety training
- Yacht Deckhand training
- PWC/Jet Ski training
- Powerboat Level 2