Professional Yacht Hospitality Course (Dubai, UAE)

30 days of theory and practice (on board stay)
Various Roles and Vessels/International crew
“All rounds” interior duties
ISSA license and reference letters

Day 1 - Introduction to the Yachting industry

  • Number & types of yachts
  • Flag State Registrations
  • Private and Commercial Yachts
  • STCW & Nautical Qualification
  • MCA (British Coastguard)
  • Chain of Command
  • Rank & Position
  • Crew Agreements
  • Rules Onboard
  • Nautical / Military Time
  • Basic Safety
  • VHF Radio
  • Phonetic Alphabet
  • Nautical Terminology & Vessel Familiarization
  • Personal Appearance & Hygiene
  • Inventory
  • Preference form
  • Guest Arrival

Day 2&3 - Service, Wine and Mixology

  • Food safety and basic hygiene
  • Bar and mixology
  • Bar Equipment
  • Types of Service
  • Table setup
  • Cutlery and utensils
  • Wine introduction
  • Wine service/Wine pairing

Day 4 - Laundry and Housekeeping

  • Daily duties (without Guests Onboard)
  • Guests Onboard
  • Cleaning Supplies
  • Laundry & Stain Removal
  • Ironing

Day 5 - Extra arrangements

  • Flowers
  • Decoration
  • Snacks and bites
  • Exam

Summary

After 30 days theory and “stay on board” practice with real guests (private/charter), students might be offered a permanent contract, due to basic requirements and results. However, each student will get a written references from the captains on duty. Every 10 days there will be a shift to another vessel (18m-40m). Students will practice as a Solo, Junior, Second Stew/Stewardess.

  • Rules application
  • Definition
  • Responsibility
  • Steering and sailing: Look out, safe speed, risk of collision, etc
  • Lights and shapes
  • Sound and light signals

Tides & Current

  • Tides and its causes
  • Spring tide & Neap tide
  • Tidal definitions
  • How to read tide tables
  • Tidal streams
  • Currents and its causes

Requirements for students

  • Valid STCW
  • Seafarers Medical certificate
  • Basic English

The rate for the course due to 2022 is 1,000 euros (to be paid upon arrival).

Price includes

  • Theory and Practice
  • Accommodation
  • Partial nutrition
  • Professional Yacht Hospitality license (International Sailing School Association)

Course dates for 2022

  • February 28th – March 27th
  • April 4th – May 2nd
  • September 19th – October 16th
  • November 14th – December 11th