Yacht Owner's Representative Program (LH & TCA)

Yacht Owner's Representative Program (LH & TCA)

The industry-recognised qualification for anyone looking to learn about the role of an owner's representative. Delivered online and in-person by The Crew Academy and Luxury Hospitality Management.


The Yacht Owner’s Representative Program (YORP) is the new fully-accredited qualification designed to elevate the industry’s standards. It has been developed specifically for owner’s representatives (OR), build captains, senior members of a build team, and anyone looking to learn more about this role.

Backed by SYBAss and accredited by IAMI & GUEST, the learning outcomes of the YORP were conceived by an elite task force of experienced owner’s representatives and shipyard project managers.  From those just starting out on their journey, to individuals who already have experience, the specialist knowledge provided by this program is beneficial to anyone looking to progress in their career in this field.

Read more about the course format below.

For any questions and to discuss an application, contact info@thecrewacademy.com.



Key Takeaways

Participants on the YORP will come away with a deep understanding of the occupational competencies and responsibilities that qualify for the role of an OR, and feel confident to take this knowledge into their future build projects.

Upon completion of The Crew Academy's YORP course, students will gain: 

  • GUEST Unit 40 - Yacht Owner’s Representative Role, Responsibilities and Skills
  • GUEST Unit 41 - Foundations of a New Build Project
  • GUEST Unit 42 - Management and Compliance Obligations
  • GUEST Unit 43 - Specialist Project, Legal and Administrative Knowledge


Course Format

Developed as a two-part program, the YORP is delivered exclusively by valued and certified IAMI & GUEST training providers, The Crew Academy and Luxury Hospitality Management.

The core operational and technical aspects of the program are covered in a comprehensive three-part online program by The Crew Academy, in collaboration with more than 30 specialist contractors, shipyard personnel and other industry experts. 

This section of the course covers all the practical tools ORs need to have in order to deliver a new build or refit: from project management and compliance; to the finer details of yacht design and build; as well as financial, legal and administrative knowledge.

The Crew Academy’s blended learning courses for the YORP are delivered and completed through a series of learning tools, including:

  • Twice-weekly live interactive sessions and seminars
  • Online self-study via our 4th generation Virtual Learning Environment
  • Written assessments
  • Access to a library of specialist resources
  • Lifetime access to our platform and alumni network  

Luxury Hospitality's Program is delivered in-person at various locations throughout the year. Find out more here.

To discuss an application for the full YORP certification with The Crew Academy and Luxury Hospitality, email info@thecrewacademy.com.