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Yacht training info


Want to train your private Yacht crew or need to find a course for your yacht interior crew? Look no further

Our Yacht interior Steward / Stewardess Course will teach you first class Yacht interior service with the 5 star attitude needed in today’s Yacht market. Whether you already have experience in the hospitality and customer service industry or are looking to move into that area, this elite yacht crew training course will provide beginners through to advanced students the necessary skills adapted specifically to a shipboard environment.

The course is designed to equip you with multiple skills and a professional knowledge of your role on board as a Yacht interior Stewardess or Steward. We teach you the skills and practical activities to become a fully productive Super Yacht staff member, able to confidently accept any Steward/ess assignment anywhere in the world. You will graduate with a famous and worldwide cognised certificate:

PYA Worldwide certificate for Professional Yacht interior such as deck hands, stewards and stewardesses

This 5 day course places great emphasis on the essentials of good service as well as giving you the theoretical and practical skills necessary to be an active crew member on board a super yacht.

This Yacht interior crew qualification will increase your opportunities for placement once you’ve graduated.

We run weekly courses in Antibes, South of France as well as in London City and residential courses in Norfolk on a stately home throughout the year

Guaranteed Work Experience

Immediately after the training course, deckhands and steward/ess will have the opportunity to apply to gain work experience face to face with guests. This is a great way to put your newfound skills into play cruising the South of France which will be a real bonus for your resume to have your guest service with sea miles logged off by the Captain.

 Our Internationally Recognised Certifications Yacht interior training courses are your entrée to getting a job aboard a Super yacht and you are almost guaranteed to find work on board a super yacht with our diploma if you do well on your yacht service training course with us.

The PYA Professional Yacht interior Crew certification is an internationally recognised qualification for Yacht interior crews. Your graduation certificate will be accredited by the PYA and will be recognised across the globe.

The Bespoke Bureau Yacht interior Crew Academy are two well established and world leading yacht crew recruitment agencies. All of these Bespoke Bureau clients and yachts welcome the PYA Professional Yacht interior Crew certification.

Meet your experienced Trainers

The Bespoke Bureau Academy’s accredited trainers offer you a bespoke and well tested and tried theoretical and practical ‘hands on’ training. Our team of experienced chief stewardess’ have recently returned from overseas ready to share and communicate their ‘up to date’ knowledge of the stewardess’ role on board. After spending many years on board various yacht vessels, they have the ‘know how to’ guide and support you through these fun filled training days. Each step along the way the Bespoke Bureau training course you will have a good time and make friends for life as well as learn invaluable tips and tricks of the Yacht industry.

How to become the best Yacht interior Steward or Stewardess?

A good steward/ess is polite, well presented, well groomed and lively. You need to have excellent communication skills and be well mannered. The knowledge and skills needed to perform the job are not difficult to learn but the attitude and art of good service is something that takes training and practice. This position requires a blend of responsibility, maturity and self-discipline along with a great sense of humour and the drive to provide exceptional service. You will need meticulous attention to detail both in your duties and in your personal presentation.

Some of the skills and knowledge necessary to be a steward/ess are

  • Security, confidentiality and privacy issues
  • Professional etiquette in communication, personal hygiene, appearance and attitude
  • International protocol and correct forms of address
  • All styles of food service and entertainment planning
  • Provisioning and product inventories
  • Decanting, purchasing, service and storage of fine wines
  • Impeccable care of exotic furnishings, finishes and fabrics
  • Total laundry procedures
  • Floral Arrangement
  • Guest care and valet services

Yacht interior Steward/ess Course requirements

Either before or after you start your Steward/ess training you will need to have completed a five day STCW 95 Basic Safety Course (Standards of Training Certification and Watch keeping for Seafarers), that is compulsory for all crew on super yachts.

The STCW 95 gives you the minimum standard of qualification required to work on vessels of any size and equips you with a detailed understanding of what to do in the event of marine emergencies.

Bespoke Bureau/Abacus March Academy conducts regular STCW 95 courses in Sydney during which you will study safety and sea survival, first aid and CPR, fire fighting including use of breathing apparatus and personal and social responsibilities. The STCW 95 can be packaged with the Steward/ess course or you can do the two separately.

Yacht interior Steward Stewardess Certification

Internationally recognised IYT certification for Professional Yacht Interior Crew & International RIB tender driving certificate is awarded on successful completion of the course.

In addition, Bespoke Bureau/Abacus March Academy is an Australian Nationally Recognised Training Organisation and if you complete the STCW 95 training with us you will also qualify you to obtain a ‘CERTIFICATE OF COMPETENCY’ known as the BASIC ELEMENTS OF SHIPBOARD SAFETY or Certificate 1 in Transport & Distribution (Maritime Operations). This certificate will be issued by the NSW Roads and Maritime Services and will allow you to work on Australian commercial vessels.

Course Descriptions:

Steward/Stewardess Yacht interior Crew 5-Day Training Course

This course is an orientation for students new to the industry of yachting teaching interior and seamanship skills. The course is five days of very ’hands on’ practical and theory classes

At Bespoke Bureau/Abacus March Academy Deckhand and Steward/ess crew train in their roles in a ‘simulated Yacht interior environment’ interacting with each other.

We include Silver Service training as part of our Yacht interior crew training

Silver service: exceptional service. It is a very popular type of service and you will come away with skills needed for the rest of your life whether you will work on a yacht, private house, restaurant or something totally different. Some of the topics covered are table settings, styles of service, food handling, body mechanics, napkins, presentation and proper service, wine service, table settings and storage. The module alone includes a certificate of completion.

What other qualifications will I need?

Stewardesses and Stewards also require STCW95 certification. Bespoke Bureau/Abacus March Academy can assist with this requirement and point you in the right direction if you are not already qualified.

When do the courses run?

You can take the 5 day course all at once or one day at a time to suit your time frame. Weekly throughout the year every year

Where do the courses take place?

The course is run from the Bespoke Bureau Academy in Antibes, South of France, London, UK or Norfolk UK at our residential school.

How much is a Yacht interior course?

Steward/stewardess interior yacht crew training course – 5 day
We can take payments in instalments

The price includes all the theoretical and hands on training plus the famous interior crew certificate

Bespoke Bureau offers exclusive Yacht training courses that are tailor made to private clients/boats and their yacht crew. We will help all Yacht course students find accommodation to the participants in a centrally located hostel which is tested, convenient and safe.

If you would like to proceed, please contact us on +44 (0) 2031670925 or via sara@bespokebureau.com for a full calendar of our courses.

Make an enquiry soon as our courses fill up quickly.