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We have partners that provide internationally recognized qualifications endorsed by Maritime MT, SAMSA and RYA.

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The 4 Pillars of Yachting

Let Us Show You How To Become A Successful Yacht Crew Member

We are excited to introduce to you our ultimate start yachting package designed by captains, bosuns, and yachting instructors to help equip you with every possible qualification and hands-on experience you would require to start yachting successfully and land a job fast. We have partners who provide courses which are internationally recognized qualifications, endorsed by Maritime MT, SAMSA and RYA. We believe that you can't enter the industry without completing the 4 pillars of yachting below:

Pillar 1

Land Based Qualifications
  • Advanced Deckhand course online
  • RYA Powerboat Level 2 - 2 days
  • RYA PWC (Jetski) - 1 day
  • SAMSA VHF - 1 day
  • STCW10 basic training - 11 days
  • Seafarer SAMSA medical
  • We provide this in South Africa, Europe and the Caribbean
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Pillar 2

Essential Documents
  • We help you obtain a Schengen visa if you're going to the Mediterranean

  • We help you obtain a B1B2 American Visa if you're going to the Caribbean

  • Seamans Book

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Pillar 3

Onboard Off-shore Training
  • International Yacht training conducted by superyacht captains and maritime lecturers
  • Essential training while underway, anchoring and mooring procedures, night passage, night watch, anchor watch,

  • See the Super Yacht Boot Camp for more info

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Pillar 4

Professional Maritime Profile

With a reference letter in hand, and a certificate upon completion of the advanced program set up by a professional yacht crew the yachting world will suddenly open up for you on a different level. 

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How To Become A Deckhand

Join Our Super Yacht Boot Camp

You’ve completed your courses, have your STCW in hand, and have a Seafarers Medical but no work experience or need more miles for your next qualification… We can help to get you on the water and on your way to start a successful career in yachting. This Program is conducted in the Med as well as in the Caribbean. 

7 days

Mediterranean
Super Yacht Boot Camp

Join the 7-day Mediterranean experience while gaining valuable skills.
8 days

Caribbean Super Yacht Boot Camp

Join the ultimate Caribbean adventure with our 8-day Super Yacht Boot Camp!

What's Included:

  • International Yacht training conducted by super yacht captains and maritime lecturers

  • Essential training while underway, anchoring and mooring procedures, night passage, night watch, anchor watch,

  • Correct wash-down procedures and products,

  • Hull and Superstructure maintenance for deck crew,

  • 410 NM sailing and navigation,

  • Lead and execute as the Bosun, Skipper, and Chief Stew

  • Provisioning and working with the chef as a galley hand

  • Tender Ops, watersports, content creation ...and many other on-board skills!

How To Become A Deckhand

Advance Your Yachting Career

Are you an aspiring individual with a strong desire to explore the world, embark on a career in the Super Yacht industry, and secure a lucrative income? We understand that navigating the vast world of career choices can be daunting.

At Paper Boat Yacht Academy, we are dedicated to equipping you with the essential support and expertise required to establish a rewarding career as a Deckhand, Stewardess, Chef or Skipper aboard a Super Yacht.

4000
+

nautical miles covered over your training

100
+

years experience in the industry

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