SUPERYACHT DECKHAND COURSE
Our Superyacht Deckhand Course offers our candidates everything they need to start looking for work as a Deckhand, and is strongly recommended to those starting out in the industry.
Working as a Deckhand in the superyacht industry is a career like no other. The starting salary for an entry level Deckhand is around €2,500 per month tax-free depending on your nationality, and that excludes any additional tips you may receive from the likes of Justin Bieber, Beyoncé or J-Lo. Keep in mind that accommodation, food, uniform and basic toiletries are all included onboard so you have the potential to save large amounts, all whilst being paid to travel the world!
The primary duties of a deckhand are shared between the maintenance of the yacht exterior and looking after the guests. Maintenance tasks include painting, filling and fairing as well as 1 and 2-part varnishing jobs, plus all other cleaning, polishing and scrubbing duties. Guest related tasks vary from tender driving, beach set ups, water sports, jet skis, anchoring or manoeuvring of the yacht.
Completing your deckhand courses prior to looking for your first job, demonstrates to your employers that you are dedicated crew member that understands what is required in order to be successful as an entry level crew member in the super yacht industry.
Superyacht Deckhand Course
Our combination of deck specific yacht courses will offer the candidate a far better chance of obtaining gainful employment in the industry as a professional Deckhand in the Mediterranean & Caribbean. All of our courses are run by experienced industry professionals who’s passion and knowledge of the industry is shared with the candidates over their four week training program. Our Deckhand training program is one of our most popular training programs as it includes all the skills and qualifications you need to start your new career. During this week you will cover everything from rope work to wash downs, cleaning, and repairing teak.
Our career program includes:
- STCW Basic Safety Training including PDSD
- SAMSA Medical
- Deckhand Course
- Powerboat Level 2
- Day Skipper Theory
- VHF Radio
- Diesel Engine
- Barista Training
- Free copy of our Beginners Guide to Yachting Ebook
Why Train With Get Onboard?
Get onboard is a boutique training company, owned and led by ex-yacht crew with over a decade of individual industry experience. This means we know exactly what is required to stand out from the crowd and secure your first role onboard.
Get Onboard is an accredited maritime recruitment company, which means we offer our students the best possible chance of finding work onboard.
Career courses can be tailored to suit your budget, as modules can be added or removed as required.
Get Onboard limits our student numbers to small groups, ensuring that our candidates have the opportunity for one-to-one with our expert instructors.
Pre-requisite Experience and Qualifications
Students must be 18 years or older.
The Deckhand course is suitable for beginners looking to find work as a deckhand onboard, and no prior industry experience is required.
Superyacht Deckhand Course – Certificate of Completion
Ready to get onboard?
Looking for a step-by-step guide on how to get your first job on a yacht?
Download our 54 page “Beginners Guide to Yachting” ebook that explains everything you will need to get started in the yachting industry. From find day work, what the different seasons are, to packing your bags- we cover it all!