What Makes Us Different?

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Years Experience

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Comprehensive Training

The Superyacht Culinary Academy (housed within the Stir Crazy Training Centre, Cape Town) was founded in 2014. Our Superyacht Courses are structured to provide expert training for all positions on board any seagoing vessels.

We offer over 39 courses specifically for yacht crew. We constantly add new courses to our armoury so that you have the necessary skills not only to start a career at sea, but also to advance your skills to the next level. Our professional trainers have all the qualifications and experience to provide industry-relevant hands-on theory and practical-based course content. All our trainers and facilities are compliant with international OfQual training standards.

We are accredited with International Yacht Training, Highfield, South African Chefs Association, Professional Educators Forum, International Association of Maritime Institutions (IAMI), South African Maritime Safety Authority (SAMSA) and G.U.E.S.T.  The Academy was voted the runner-up for the ‘Best Crew Training Centre Worldwide’, voted by Captains and Crew.

International Recognition

The Superyacht Culinary Academy offers the most comprehensive training facilities of any training centre worldwide. We are the only centre offering all of the career path required for Superyachting at a single training location. 

Global leader in yacht crew training

South African provides 30-40% of all international crew working on yachts, and we are the largest and best training centre in Africa.

International recognition through awards

We have been voted the best Yacht Chef training facility and runner-up as the Best Crew Training Centre worldwide.

Dedicated Superyacht chef training

We are the only professional training centre in the world dedicated to training Superyacht chefs

One-stop training facility for Superyacht Crew

All your qualifications and certification can be obtained at a single training facility, including crew accommodation.

Choose your best life

Start by asking yourself:  'What training facility will bring out the best I can be...?' and go from there.

What do we provide?

The Superyacht Academy is single training facility that provides every aspect of training for you to obtain an illustrious career aboard superyachts. The Academy boasts state-of-the-art equipment, lecture rooms, electronic training equipment and on-board training. 

All our lecturers are specifically skilled in their particular field of choice and provide top-class training and first-hand experience of life on board superyachts. Our comprehensive career courses include:

Additional single-skill courses are available to bolster your career choices to obtain the best foot forward when seeking jobs.

The Superyacht Training Academy is the only Superyacht training centre in Cape Town that offers:

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