Working on a Yacht

Helpful hints, suggestions and how-to’s on the topics of working on a yacht as a hired crew member.

Are you in the early beginnings of your career working on yachts? Are you transitioning from the traditional hospitality industry or from more modest boats or a different category of boating such as fishing charter boats or the cruise ship industry? Read on.

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STCW-10 Revalidation Requirements | 1-Day vs 3-Day Refresher

2024-05-31T12:10:15-04:00Categories: Working on a Yacht|

Revalidate your STCW-10 with Professional Yacht Training, USA (PYTUSA). PYTUSA is SE Florida’s provider for MCA-approved STCW-10 revalidation. PYTUSA offers one 1-day STCW-10 revalidation course a month. Do You Qualify for the 1-Day Revalidation Course? There is a good bit of confusion in the industry as to who qualifies for which revalidation for their STCW-10. [...]

The Caribbean Yachting Season

2024-04-02T11:31:06-04:00Categories: Working on a Yacht|

Yachting Season in the Caribbean   The yachting season in the Caribbean typically runs from December to May. The season is in full swing from Christmas to March. The season kicks off with the Antigua Yacht Show, where yachts are on display before the upcoming season. The season usually wraps up with Antigua Sailing Week in [...]

Online Courses – Yacht Crew Training

2024-04-02T12:08:48-04:00Categories: Working on a Yacht|

Professional Yacht Training, USA offers several online courses through VIRSEC, available for crew to take in their own time. VIRSEC is an MCA Approved STCW ISPS Maritime Security trainings to Hostile Environment Awareness & Antiterrorism training provider, their fully online courses are user-friendly, affordable and easily accessible. VIRSEC is located in Manchester, United Kingdom [...]

What is the MCA Officer Of The Watch (OOW)

2023-07-11T15:42:28-04:00Categories: Working on a Yacht|

The MCA Officer of the Watch (OOW) is a certification and qualification for deck officers in the maritime industry. The Officer of the Watch is a vital role responsible for safely navigating and operating a vessel, maintaining watchkeeping duties, and ensuring the safety of the crew, passengers, and cargo. Related Article(s): Blog Article - Summary [...]

Training and Safety for Mega Yacht Crew

2024-03-12T17:47:49-04:00Categories: Working on a Yacht|

Yacht Crew Training: The training of yacht crew members typically involves a combination of formal education, certifications, and hands-on experience. Professional Yacht Training of Fort Lauderdale is a first-step for the novice and a trusted partner for on-going training and certifications for seasoned, yacht crew professionals of all ranks. Some Common Areas of Training [...]

OOW Yachting Courses and Certificates Summary

2024-03-18T13:56:11-04:00Categories: Working on a Yacht|

We thought it might be a little helpful to create an article summarizing the OOW (Officer of the Watch) courses. The MCA Officer of the Watch Certificate consists of seven different modules, these are required to be completed for the MCA Officer of the Watch (Yachts Less Than 3000 GT) Certificate of Competency and [...]

Yacht Crew Training Videos On-Line

2024-03-18T13:57:41-04:00Categories: Working on a Yacht|

Watch Latest Videos Here are some short videos to help understand some of the basics and give you an understanding of the courses offered by PYT USA. Nautical Knot Tying Videos We give some basic video demonstrations with step-by-step descriptive instructions on some of the important knots and line handling techniques yacht crew will [...]