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Train to Work for the leading international leisure and professional sailing companies.
The Yacht Academy specialises in professional Skipper development, partnering with the best schools and staff.

get qualified

1. GET QUALIFIED

Choose the Training Programme for you. We have selected some of the best schools in the industry to provide training and examination to attain a commercially endorsed Yachtmaster Offshore qualification.

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2. GET EXPERIENCE

Once you are qualified you will have a crew placement period, which consists of on the job training where you will learn the ropes with one of our industry partners. The crew placement period typically lasts 2 to 8 weeks, depending on your skill level, and includes our 2 week industry training programme that takes place in the islands surrounding our base in Split, Croatia.

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3. START WORKING

Once you are ready to start work as a professional Skipper, you will be appointed to skipper a yacht with one of our partner brands. You will be responsible for the yacht and up to 8 guests on week-long charter holidays under the guidance of your Lead Skippers. With a competitive industry salary, a summer in the sun and at least 6 weeks guaranteed work you will be repaying your course cost in no time.

When we say ‘Train To Work’ we really mean it!
We take care of organising your course, your pre-season training and your work placement. And the best part? All graduates at The Yacht Academy benefit from this service free of charge in a scheme supported by our partners to encourage more young people to choose a different type of office.

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OUR COURSES

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Become a professional Skipper
in 14 weeks – no experience required!

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Take the final step in becoming a professional Skipper with our tailored course options.

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Receive up to 50% course funding to
kick start your career in the marine industry!