Crew Training Courses
From Start To Finish

We offer MCA Master, USCG and RYA Yachtmaster courses in Antibes, Fort Lauderdale & Palma for those starting in yachting and all the required modules to reach the highest levels of professional yachting.

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Voted #1 for crew recruitment and training by The Superyacht Annual Report
Kick Start Your Career
If you are looking for a job in the yachting industry for the first time, certain training courses are essential and other are highly desirable in the eyes of potential employers.
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Refresher courses
The STCW 2010 requires the STCW safety training courses to be refreshed every 5 years. The refresher courses are split between the basic and advanced modules.
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Online Crew Training Courses
Bluewater is developing highly informative online yacht training courses with interactive exercises and exams.
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Keep your career on course
The Officer of the Watch is qualified to be completely responsible for the safety of the yacht, the crew and the guests during the period of his or her watch. This is a considerable responsibility for which in-depth training is required.
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Taking the helm for the first time
We have all the required MCA accredited RYA courses for those serious about their careers. Learn about charts, plotters, navigation and more with our excellent instructors. Book your RYA qualifications today, which are known and respected around the world, and have been in existence for over 130 years.
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World-class instructors, unrivalled pass rate
As master of a yacht you are responsible for the vessel and all those onboard, including crew, owners and guests.
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Make your work environment safe for everyone
Knowing what to do in an emergency can make the difference between a minor or a major incident when working at sea.
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From AEC to Small Vessel Chief Engineer
Yachts often contain cutting edge equipment. The skills required behind the scenes to maintain the calm while the storm is happening below deck demands extremely qualified yacht engineers.
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US Coast Guard
In order to work aboard commercial U.S. flagged vessels, including charter yachts, mariners are required to hold United States Coast Guard Merchant Mariner endorsements. This includes U.S. vessels operating on all U.S. navigable waters including oceans, lakes, rivers and inland waterway routes. Each endorsement holds requirements for both educational training and sea service. The licenses are limited to those with U.S. citizenship or permanent residency status.
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Hospitality is at the heart of our industry
The phrase "attention to detail" gains a whole new meaning on board as yachts can only be compared to the best of luxury boutique hotels.
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Bridging the gap between ship & shore
Bluewater has developed a training portfolio to include the new mandatory courses required by cooks, chefs and any member of crew handling food in line with the new requirements laid out in the Maritime Labour Convention (MLC 2006).
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Influencing human behavior
These courses are designed to promote the skills needed to lead an organisation, the different modules are mandatory depending on your career path.
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Yacht courses for 16 - 20-year olds
Our summer school programme for English speaking teens aged 16-18 in Antibes and Palma, and aged 16-20 in Monaco, allows you to learn the basic skills needed for a career in yachting.

You will discover a wide range of skills, walk away with actual Maritime qualifications and make new friends.
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Develop a helipad team
Yachts with helipads face a whole range of safety and operational challenges. In partnership with superyacht helipad specialist HeliRiviera of Cannes, we offer essential training for any yacht with helicopter operations.
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Discovering the world underwater
Scuba diving is an extremely popular way to explore new depths in a calm controlled environment, with millions of recreational divers already certified worldwide. Should you invest yourself in scuba diving, a whole new world of opportunity can open up with divers needed for commercial, scientific and military purposes as well.
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Bluewater partners with training providers who provide courses that are valuable to seafarers both onboard and back on land.
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