Professional Yachtmaster Training

International Yacht Training Worldwide (IYT)

IYT - International Yachting Training Worldwide

Professional Yacht Training U.S.A. is the exclusive provider of IYT (International Yacht Training) megayacht training in Florida!

International Yacht Training Worldwide (IYT) is the most internationally accredited global leader with a trusted standard of excellence in yacht training, maritime certification, safety, knowledge and sailing adventures. The company operates more boating courses with more Government approvals through more schools, in more countries and in more languages than any other boating organization in the world.

IYT has achieved the highest level of internationally recognized and sanctioned best practices (ISO 9001:2008) certification through BSI, British Standards Institute.

IYT’s founders represent 20 years of seafaring and yachting leadership and experience. This expertise has been adopted and endorsed by the world’s leading regulatory authorities (MCA, USCG, Government of Ireland, The Marshall Islands, PADI), representing the gold standard for professional and recreational marine training and accreditation.

24 jurisdictions worldwide and a growing number of maritime associations recognize IYT certifications. 150 schools in 41 countries have adopted the IYT curriculum.

Accredited Yacht Training Worldwide

IYT’s courses are offered worldwide through a network of partner schools. Through these schools, the company offers an entire range of recreational courses from entry level sailing and powerboat courses up to Yachtmaster Ocean. Moreover, IYT is renowned for its professional yachting courses such as the Master of Yachts Coastal, Limited and Unlimited, Superyacht Chef, Megayacht Deck Crew, Superyacht Hospitality and Basic STCW Training. No other organization offers such a diverse range of nautical training or is as internationally accepted as IYT.

IYT Worldwide values allow them to remain a stalwart in the world of yachting, sailing and boating:

  • Discipline – professionalism and safety above all else
  • Wisdom – world-class depth of maritime knowledge
  • Innovation – create and maintain worldwide standards
  • Reliability – collaborate and support the success of our students, schools and partners
  • Adventure – celebrate the spirit and adventure of maritime experiences
  • Service – consistent delivery with the highest level of quality
  • Accountable – responsible and accessible to all stakeholders
  • Heritage – respect and support maritime history and traditions

Our professional yachting courses are recognized by 24 different Governments worldwide for commercial use including the British Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA). Our commitment to standards of excellence, hands on practical training and quality instruction have made IYT the world’s number one choice for nautical training.

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Monday - Friday: 8:30am to 4:30pm
Saturday: 8:30am to 12:30pm
Sunday: Closed