SUPERYACHT ENGINEER COURSE
Our Superyacht Engineer Career Course offers our candidates everything they need to start looking for work as an Engineer, and is strongly recommended to those starting out in the industry.
Working as an Engineer in the superyacht industry is a career like no other. The starting salary for an entry level Engineer is around €3,500 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 Engineer is a vital part of the superyacht’s technical inner circle. Their duty is to ensure that the yacht is safe and running efficiently. This includes generation, maintenance, monitoring electricals, generators and filtration, as well as boats, skis, A/C, AV and IT.
Depending on the size of vessel, there may be a team of engineers, The field is fast becoming a desirable one. Engineers need to be responsible, show great pride and have a profound work ethic.
Qualified Yacht Engineers are very much sought after in the superyacht industry due to an over-supply of Deck Officers. In order to progress within the engineering department, the AEC is the fundamental starting block as further qualification are only recognised if the candidate holds this certificate.
Most entry-level Superyacht engineers will need to start out in the Deck department first and complete a dual Deck/Engineer role, before completely crossing over to the Engineering department. We recommend including the Superyacht Deckhand course to improve your chances of employment in this role.
MCA Approved AEC Course
The Approved Engine Course is an entry-level qualification for the MCA engineering training schedule and is regarded as the first step on the ladder, and is highly recommended for those interested in marine engineering. It is a 5-day or 30-hour course that aims to provide candidates with practical basic hands-on training and theoretical knowledge of diesel engines.
The course is theoretical but includes partial demonstrations and focuses on the cycle of operation regarding 2 stroke and 4 stroke diesel and petrol engines, their fuel, electrical, lubrication and cooling systems, the combustion process, power transmission and hull fittings.
Over the 30 hour (five day) duration of the course, the following topics are covered in respect of diesel engines:
- General principles of compression ignition engines
- Cycle of operation and construction details
- Fuel system
- Role of air in the combustion process
- Cooling, lubrication and electrical systems
- Power transmissions
- Hull fittings
- Pollution legislation
- Code of Safe Working Practices
- Bottled LPG installations
The course provides the first few steps of a long path to your Y4 qualifications, and becoming a Chief Engineer responsible for yachts up to 200 gt with equipment up to 1500 kW.
Our career program includes:
- STCW Basic Safety Training including PDSD
- SAMSA Medical
- MCA Approved AEC Course
- Powerboat Level 2
- VHF Radio
- 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 Engineer course is suitable for beginners looking to find work as a Engineer onboard, and no prior industry experience is required.
MCA Approved Engine 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!