Superyacht Stewardess Career

Our Stewardess Career Course is the ideal package for you to start your career onboard a superyacht. The position of Stewardess is on superyachts requires balance, dedication, etiquette and of course hard work. We ensure that you’re fully trained to deal with the challenges of this position which can be one of the most rewarding positions on superyachts.

Course overview

This 21-day course places great emphasis on the essentials of good service as well as giving you the theoretical and practical skills necessary to be an active crew member onboard a superyacht.  It requires a blend of responsibility, maturity and self-discipline and a good sense of humour and provides students an opportunity to learn new skills and gain confidence. Students are taught a variety of skills including flower arranging, ironing, interior care, silver service and other guest service techniques, including wine appreciation. We also prepare you for interviews, the challenges of dock-walking and CV preparation.

The Stewardess Career Course starts off with the 5-day Stewardess Training Course, followed by the 11 day STCW course and Food Safety level 2, a prerequisite for all crew working on Superyachts. The prepares you for all the challenges of finding and securing a position in the industry and includes Powerboat and VHF radio training

Successful graduates can confidently accept any Steward/ess assignment on superyachts anywhere in the world.

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Course includes:

  • Stewardess Course – 5 days
  • Powerboat Level 2 (or equivalent) – 2 days *
  • SAMSA SRC/VHF Radio – 1 day
  • STCW 10 (Mandatory) – 11 days
  • Food Safety and Catering Level 2 (Mandatory) – 1 day
  • Boat Orientation – 1 day

Topics covered:

  • Nautical terms
  • Parts of sailing and motor vessels
  • Knots and rope work
  • Preparing the sails for the sea
  • Hoisting and reefing the mainsail
  • Wind awareness
  • Points of sailing
  • Steering
  • Mooring and anchoring
  • Rules of the road and weather and forecasts
* This course may be facilitated by Ocean Star Sailing, Superyachting South Africa, Power and Sail or other registered providers.

V&A Waterfront, Cape Town

Experience requirement:

21 days

Tea, coffee, snacks provided throughout the course
Practical skills application on-board a superyacht.

Crew Accommodation on request in the V&A Crew House, Superyacht Training Centre

Superyacht Stewardess Course – Certificate of Completion

What to bring:
For practical courses, we ask that students bring a sleeping bag, towel, toiletries, change of clothes, swimwear and suitable wet weather gear. Sunglasses, hat and sunscreen are essential.
For the theory course, students will need pencils, a pen, a notebook and where required, their own Portland plotter and dividers (we can also loan to the student or can help with the purchase of any of these materials).
For STCW and Food Safety you will need to produce your Passport or ID book for registration. You will need old clothes for the fire fighting (MFF) element and for Personal Safety Training (PST) you will need swimwear, a towel and a set of clothes to get in the pool with.

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