Superyacht Crew Fast-Track Foundation Module

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Build a bespoke Fast-Track programme at Stormforce Coaching using our unique system. Select a foundation module and follow up with the necessary Level 2 and Level 3 modules to Fast Track your way to achieving your goal. This foundation module can lead onto any of the Level 2 modules, including Coastal Sail Skipper, Coastal Motor Skipper or Sports Boat Instructor, depending on your end objectives. The level 2 module you select will determine the rest of your course; go on to either the Offshore Sail or Offshore Motor Skipper programmes. Either will lead on to the Level 4 Ocean Skipper module. 


The Superyacht Industry is a very competitive game to get into. Thousands of “wannabe” crew are attracted by the sunshine, high salaries and global travel of this glamorous industry. If a career in the superyacht industry appeals to you, there is no question that you need to have the basic training in safety, seamanship and boat handling on your CV before anyone will even consider you. Some of this training is legally required to work at sea; some is expected by the industry. Following four weeks of training with us and two months sea time (onboard a yacht of 15m or more) you will qualify for your MCA Yacht Rating. You will then be far more employable than the majority of others new to the industry and competing for the best superyacht crew positions.


This package alone would be suitable for gaining work as crew upon a superyacht. However, if you should wish to progress further within the industry, you might use this as the foundation module to precede any of the Level 2, 3 or 4 Fast-Track modules we offer.

Course Duration:

Our MCA Yacht Rating Fast-Track Programme is based in Southampton and takes four weeks to complete. The training consists of fifteen days afloat and ten days of shorebased learning.

Pre Requisites:

The Fast-Track Super Yacht foundation training programme is suitable for over 18s looking to pursue a career in the Superyacht Industry. Candidates will need to obtain an ENG1 Medical (from an MCA Doctor) before joining the course.

The MCA "Yacht Rating" Certificate will be issued once you have completed all of your training with us and two months sea service aboard a yacht (over 15m), proven by testimonials or logged in a seaman's discharge book.

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Course Content:

The Fast-Track Superyacht Rating programme is a comprehensive package which covers various different relevant fields. These include:


All superyachts carry one or more tenders on board. These are generally small powerboats ranging from 4-12m. Crew are expected to drive guests, make shore runs, provide safety cover and tow water-skiers and inflatables with these craft. The two day RYA Powerboat Level Two Course is taught within this programme and both trains and licences you as a driver. It is then followed up with the RYA Powerboat Tender Operator Course, specifically aimed at superyacht crew to enable them to carry out passenger transfers.

PWC (Personal Water Craft)

Many superyachts carry a small fleet of jet skis on board. More and more countries now expect drivers to be certified to drive these craft. Included in your course is a day of Jet Ski training and the licence.

Seamanship & Navigation

Training both ashore and afloat will introduce you to many of the skills required by efficient deckhands, including rope work, sail handling, assisting a navigational watch, basic maintenance, assisting with mooring and anchoring. The training we provide is generic so will allow you step into many a role on board a motor or sailing yacht.

Marine Safety Training

The basic STCW Courses are compulsory qualifications to hold when working onboard all super yachts. These five courses are sometimes known as STCW Basic Safety Week. They cover Fire Fighting, Health and Safety at SeaPersonal Survival Techniques, Proficiency in Security Awareness and First Aid. We also provide your VHF radio licence so you can communicate between the tenders and mother ship.


Successful candidates will emerge with a wide range of qualifications, including the following:

What's Included:

The Stormforce Coaching Fast-Track Superyacht Rating Programme is a comprehensive package. In order to make life as straightforward as possible for our students, we include within the package:

  • 10 days of meals and accommodation on board one of our yachts
  • Use of all of the necessary craft for training
  • Loan of a lifejacket and impact vest
  • RYA Start Powerboating Handbook
  • Stormforce Coaching First Aid Manual
  • RYA PWC Handbook
  • RYA Sea Survival Handbook
  • RYA Dayskipper Shorebased Course Notes
  • Certificates (unless specifically excluded below)
  • Free Parking at our Shamrock Quay Marina Training Centre ( Subject to Terms & Conditions )
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What's Not Included:

Some licence fees are payable to external governing bodies so are not included within the package price. These include:

  • RYA SRC Licence fee 
  • MCA Yacht Rating Fee 

The following items are also additional:

  • Berthing fees during the 10 days on board yacht training (circa £40).
  • Wet weather gear (£40 to hire for the course)
  • Meals and accommodation during the powerboat, PWC and shorebased components of your course, (can be arranged locally)

Optional Extras:

Depending on your career intentions following the Superyacht Rating course, you may wish to add some extra qualifications onto your package. You may find the following training useful:

You may also dual certify the Powerboat level 2 with the BSAC Boat Handling. Not required if you will be progressing onto the Motor Skipper Coastal Fast-Track Module or the Power & Jet Ski Instrucror Fast track Module as the Diver Cox'n Award will supersede the Boat Handling Certificate.

Is this course for me?

There is only one reason for enrolling on the Fast Track Super Yacht rating programme: if you want to get started in the worldwide super yacht industry this is the course for you. Regardless of what job you intend to apply for within the industry, this programme will equip you with a good grounding in all the essential training required and more!

Why choose Stormforce Coaching for this course?:

Stormforce Coaching is a family run business with a strong ethos committed to delivering the best quality training courses. We want you to learn and get the skills you sign up for, but we also want you to have fun. 

We've been in the business for over a decade and know what works best. We have a team of highly qualified, specialist Instructors on our full time staff, meaning we do not have to rely on external contractors and can offer our customers a consistently high quality course. It doesn't matter which course you book onto or on which date: you will be guaranteed to receive the best level of training possible. The Fast-Track Superyacht foundation training is a unique programme offering the opportunity to qualify for some of the most sought after jobs in the industry in a very short period of time.  

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