The Paper Boat Story
Welcome aboard! Join us on a heartwarming journey that inspired our company, "Paper Boat Yacht Academy".
Our name has a special meaning as it connects to the founder's childhood. When he was a young boy, he loved playing with a paper boat in a swimming pool. This simple joy sparked his dreams, which later led to the creation of our company.
Imagine that young boy, sailing his paper boat in the pool, dreaming of exciting adventures in vast oceans, surrounded by dolphins, and living a life beyond imagination. Little did he know that this playful act would set the foundation for an incredible journey, where he sailed his own boat across the world, helped others dream big, and founded our beloved company.
At the Paper Boat Yacht Academy, we believe in the power of dreams and understand that even small beginnings can lead to great things. Just like that humble paper boat, we want to inspire and support your dreams, turning them into reality.
Our mission is to empower people like you by providing tools, resources, and guidance to overcome challenges and achieve success. Like the paper boat that carried the founder's dreams, we are here to be your partners and support you on your unique journey.
The name "Paper Boat" symbolizes the extraordinary power of dreams, starting small and achieving remarkable things. With us by your side, you have a partner who truly understands the importance of your dreams. We are here to inspire, guide, and support you as you explore endless possibilities.
Remember, your dreams can come true, and we are honored to be a part of your extraordinary journey. So, set sail with us and let's make your dreams a reality!
We understand the challenges you face when starting without experience, but fear not – we’re here to make your dreams come true. At Paper Boat Yacht Academy, we’re passionate about helping aspiring yachties like you succeed. Our program is designed to give you the essential skills, knowledge, and connections you need to stand out in the yachting industry.
Our team of experienced professional captains, bosuns, and maritime lecturers who have years of experience goes above and beyond to provide exceptional training. We offer hands-on learning, support, and personalized guidance to ensure you’re fully prepared for success.
We believe in learning by doing. That’s why our program includes practical experiences that build your skills and confidence in handling yacht operations. We’re more than just a training institution – we’re your partners in success. We’re committed to your personal and professional growth. By the end, you’ll have a strong foundation of expertise and practical know-how to start your yachting career.
Picture yourself training in stunning locations like the beautiful Mediterranean and captivating Caribbean Islands. Immerse yourself in these breathtaking destinations as you learn and practice the skills you need for a successful yachting career. Experience vibrant cultures, crystal-clear waters, and picturesque coastlines that will make your training journey unforgettable.
But that’s not all! We provide you with valuable tools to propel your career forward.
After completing our program, you’ll receive a reference letter from the captain recognizing your dedication and skills. We’ll also create a professional yachting CV that highlights your experience. These assets will help you stand out and open doors to exciting opportunities in the yachting industry.
Get ready for a transformative journey! Whether you dream of working on luxury yachts, charter vessels, or superyachts, we’re here to support you every step of the way.
Join us at Paper Boat Yacht Academy and set sail toward a thriving yachting career.
Let’s embark on this exciting adventure together!
Captain And Founder
I’m Captain Stefan, a true globetrotter with a passion for the sea and adventure. Born and raised in South Africa, I’ve always been curious and eager to explore the world. I studied Psychology and Finance, which laid the groundwork for a successful career in finance.
My fascination with financial markets led me to become an investment specialist, and I gained popularity through hosting the “Finance Minute” on a radio show and appearing on financial TV shows.
After a decade in finance, I decided to pursue my dream of sailing around the world. I bought a sailboat and set out on a journey that deepened my love for sailing and the ocean.
I became captivated by the yachting industry and devoted myself to becoming a seasoned yachtsman and also helping others to enter the industry.
To share my knowledge and passion, I became a maritime lecturer for one of the largest maritime universities in Europe, inspiring the next generation of yachties. I also address audiences at yachting events, where I share my adventures and insights.
Through my lectures, this company, appearances, and social media, I aim to inspire others to embrace the call of the sea and follow their dreams in the yachting industry. My life story is a testament to the power of following your heart and embracing change, showing the limitless potential of the human spirit.