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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.
From captains and bosuns to engineers, chefs and stewards, there are thousands of job opportunities, either at sea or shoreside, for people with the right skills and attributes.
Warsash Superyacht Academy is the only centre in the world that can provide such a comprehensive range of education and training for the superyacht industry, from entry level training for deck, engineering and interior crew through progression training and certification for officers and captains up to master unlimited and on to continuing personal and professional development.
The global superyacht industry has an annual turnover of €24bn, from yacht build to repair, services, berths, crewing etc, with 54% of the annual turnover being created in Europe. The superyacht fleet has more than doubled in the last ten years, with 4,950 yachts over 24m in length currently in service, and the industry directly employs 148,000 to 163,000 personnel worldwide.
The average length of new builds is c.46m, while the largest vessel in service today (M/Y Eclipse) is 164m long, employs more than 70 crew and cost approximately €340m to build.
The larger superyacht fleet has also increased demand for 'quality' yacht crew at a time when there is a shortfall in personnel supply.
A significant number of yachts are registered in the UK and comply with UK Maritime & Coastguard Agency (MCA) certification requirements. UK certification is widely seen as the leading standard worldwide and Warsash Superyacht Academy can provide all MCA-approved courses for the superyacht industry.
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