About us

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Warsash Superyacht Academy is a pioneering initiative from Warsash Maritime Academy, a global centre of maritime excellence, and its parent organisation, Southampton Solent University.

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We are the world’s premier maritime education and training provider and part of a prestigious innovation hub, which includes other schools and services within Southampton Solent University and our reputable training and business services partners.

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Why choose us?

We provide high quality education and training for the superyacht industry to meet the growing international demand for crew, officers and Captains who are trained to the highest professional standards.  We also provide a range of opportunities for professional and personal development up to master’s degree level.

Our reputation is based on 70 years’ experience as a world class provider of maritime education, innovation, research and development.

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Officially rated 'outstanding' - Ofsted 2012

The superyacht industry

The global superyacht industry has an annual turnover of €24bn. The superyacht fleet has more than doubled in the last ten years and the industry directly employs 148,000 to 163,000 personnel worldwide.

Superyachting is a rewarding career choice with a professional structure and the promise of job longevity. This is a prestige employment sector, so standards and expectations are high. But the personal and financial rewards make the path to success worthwhile.

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€150 million most expensive yacht sold in 2014

Our partners

Bugess
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Regs4Yachts
Viking Recruitment
YachtsXL
MartimeMatters
MedAire
Elite Crew Inc
Camper and Nicholsons

Our accreditations and memberships

MCA
Careers at Sea
OPITO
SQA
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Institute of Marine Engineering, Science & Technology
ELCAS
PYA
ISS
Superyacht UK
Lloyd's Register Quality Assurance

Contact / find us

Admissions team

Tel: +44 (0)23 8201 5004
Email: wma.training@solent.ac.uk

General enquiries

Tel (main switchboard): +44 (0)23 8201 3000  
Email: wsa@solent.ac.uk

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Commercial enquiries

Adrian Crawford, Commercial Manager
Tel: +44 (0)23 8201 4168
Email: adrian.crawford@solent.ac.uk

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