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If you have good GCSE or A-level grades, the most cost and time effective method of getting onto a superyacht is to enrol in the Merchant Navy as an deck officer cadet. You will be paid a wage by a sponsoring company; they will also pay your course fees. At the end of a three year period of study (depending upon starting qualifications) you should be awarded a Merchant Navy Officer of the Watch certificate. This is much quicker than any other route and is a far superior qualification, which has fewer limitations on the size and power of yacht you will be able to work on. It will also speed up your career progression.
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