Introduction to Yachting and Yachting Life (IAMI GUEST Unit 23)

Introduction to Yachting and Yachting Life (IAMI GUEST Unit 23)

Provides entry level crew all the essential information about the yacht sector and yachting life to kickstart their career in the superyacht industry.

Complete online at your own pace (Self-paced)

  • £290.00 excl.


The Crew Academy’s GUEST-accredited Introduction to Yachting & Yachting Life course provides entry level crew all the essential knowledge and information about the yacht sector and yachting life to kickstart their career in the superyacht industry. 

Discover the yachting industry, its structure, and how it connects with other industries. Learn proven strategies to secure your ideal position onboard a yacht, using specialised job search techniques.

Understand the unique lifestyle and responsibilities of yacht crew. You'll learn yacht terminology, onboard roles, and the hierarchy of command.  We'll cover personal presentation, hygiene standards, and the high level of etiquette expected of you.

You'll master guest interaction, respect diverse cultures, and understand how to prioritise your own health and wellbeing at sea.

Finally, explore employer and crew responsibilities for health and safety in the maritime industry, ensuring you fully understand the challenges and expectations of a yachting career.

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Your Trainer - Sarah Wood

Born and raised on Canada’s Great Lakes, Sarah spent over ten years working between luxury estates and various superyachts, working her way up to Chief Stewardess on 40-85m vessels. 

After moving ashore and working as a consultant for a UK based recruitment and management company, Sarah relocated to Australia with her family and founded a boutique yacht crew recruitment company. Since joining the Crew Academy team Sarah has been refreshing the interior courses and is excited to share her experience and love for the industry as an IAMI GUEST approved trainer, teaching an assortment of interior courses.


Key Takeaways

A certificate will be issued through the successful passing of the online examination.

After completing the course, you will officially be part of our Alumni community and will have free access to our Mental Health courses for free as well as discounts on other courses.


Learning outcomes:

  • The Demographics of the Yachting Sector, its SubDivisions & relevant Industries.

  • How to Professionally search for a Position onboard a Yacht

  • Life at Sea as a Crew member

  • Yacht Orientation & Seamanship Terminology

  • The Roles & Duties of the Personnel & Departments Onboard a Yacht

  • The Onboard Hierarchy & Chain of Command

  • The Onboard Standards of Personal Presentation & Hygiene

  • The expected Etiquette & Behaviours as a Crew Member

  • The Standards of Attention to Detail required onboard a yacht

  • The Importance of Communication & Communication Styles

  • The Etiquette of Meeting & Interacting with guests

  • The Diversities & Differences of Worldwide Cultures & Behaviours

  • Maintaining Personal Health & Wellbeing & how to find Support

  • The Responsibilities of Employers & Crew for Health & Safety in the Maritime Industry


Course Format

Total of 22 hours of blended learning; Online allowing students to join from any time-zone and location.

  • Video introduction to unit (10 minutes)
  • Guided eLearning / Self-study through VLE (19 hours)
  • Series of multiple-choice knowledge checks throughout course
  • 2-part practical assessment (2 hours)
  • Online written examination (1 hour)   


Necessary Equipment:

  • Good internet, computer & printer
  • Device with video capabilities  


  1. Yacht industry demographics, guidelines for employment and job searching.

  2. Onboard departments, chain of command and personal health/wellbeing.

  3. Required standards of Behaviour, Personal Presentation & Work Ethics.

  4. Effective communication & communication styles.

  5. Etiquette for meeting & interacting with guests & crew members. 

  6. The basic structure of International Maritime Law and Health & Safety.

Complete online at your own pace (Self-paced)

  • £290.00 excl.