Specialist Steward/ess Starter Kit

Specialist Steward/ess Starter Kit


Provides entry level crew with all essential knowledge, skills and support to confidently break into the world of yachting.

Complete online at your own pace (Self-paced)

  • £990.00 excl.


The Crew Academy’s Specialist Superyacht Stewardess Starter Kit is a comprehensive introduction to yachting life. It combines five GUEST-accredited courses each designed to provide entry level crew with the essential knowledge and skills to start their career. 

This Specialist Superyacht Stewardess Starter Kit bundle includes the following courses:

  • Introduction to Yachting and Yachting Life - here you will delve into yacht training, cover essential etiquette, crew life, and proven strategies to land your dream yachting role.

  • Food & Beverages Service - here you will master table setting, food presentation, and beverage service techniques whilst learning how to deliver exceptional service.

  • Housekeeping & Laundry Service - here you’ll learn the proper laundry techniques for various fabrics and how to handle guest items with the utmost professionalism and discretion.

  • Barista & Hot Beverages Service - here interior crew will learn the skills to make exceptional hot beverages including brewing methods, latte art, tea service and more.

  • Floristry & Plant Maintenance - this comprehensive guide will teach you how to create stunning floral displays and how to care for a wide range of indoor plants.

The bundle also includes a review of your CV and personalised tips on how to improve, a one-on-one call with our specialist careers advisor and support with booking STCW and ENG1 with one of our partners.

This comprehensive bundle will equip you with everything you need to kickstart your yachting adventure with confidence.  Enrol today and unlock a world of exciting opportunities!

For further inquiries contact info@yachtcrew.uk.

To find out more about Interior courses read our Interior Brochure.


Course Format

Total of 73 hours of blended learning. Online allowing students to join from any time-zone and location.

  • 5x Video introduction to each unit (50 minutes)

  • Guided eLearning / Self-study through VLE (55 hours)

  • Series of multiple-choice knowledge checks throughout course

  • 4x 1:1 tuition with trainer (4 hours)

  • 2-part practical assessment (2 hours)

  • 2x practical assessment comprising of 2 video submissions

  • 2x practical assessment comprising 3 video submissions.

  • 5x Online written examination (5 hours)  

Key Takeaways

You will receive certificates for the following GUEST Units: 23, 02, 32, 11 and 10 alongside 5 individual certificates from The Crew Academy upon completion of all courses.

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


Introduction to Yachting & Yachting Life:

  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.

Food & Beverages Service:

  1. Standards of behaviour, personal presentation, and work ethics 

  2. Principles of food and beverage service operations 

  3. Food service techniques and service styles 

Housekeeping & Laundry Service:

  1. An introduction to yacht interior housekeeping 

  2. Laundry procedures and duties

  3. Handling guest personal items and luggage 

Barista & Hot Beverages Service:

  1. The history of tea, coffee, and cocoa 

  2. Health and safety procedures 

  3. Use of coffee-making equipment 

  4. Coffee presentation and service 

  5. Milk frothing tools and techniques 

  6. Tea rituals and service 

  7. Hot chocolate, cocoa and drinking chocolate. 

Floristry & Plant maintenance:

  1. The key principles of floral design 

  2. How to store, condition and handle fresh flowers 

  3. Health and safety procedures 

  4. How to order flowers 

  5. Container and foam flower arrangements 

  6. Plant care and maintenance

Complete online at your own pace (Self-paced)

  • £990.00 excl.