Superyacht Deckhand Course

Become a Superyacht Deckhand with our Deckhand Training Course

If you would like the opportunity to travel the world and meet new people, why not train to become a deckhand for a superyacht? Working on a superyacht as a deckhand means working hard and a long way from home, but with the opportunity to visit some of the most beautiful places in the world and earn a competitive wage whilst doing what you love, it’s no wonder that so many people choose the ‘yachtie’ life.

To work on a superyacht, you will need an impressive resumé and a lot of skills and qualifications to ensure that you are fit to do the job well. With high paying charter guests, deckhands must work to the highest standard, all of which we can teach you throughout the duration of our Deckhand course.

What Does Our Superyacht Deckhand Course Include?

In this 15-day programme, we have combined a range of RYA courses to fully prepare you and your resume to apply for deckhand roles. Some of the skills you will learn include rope work, a basic STCW week, powerboat training, jet ski training, and a career what with an experienced yacht recruiter.

  • RYA Powerboat Level 2
  • RYA Tender Operators Certificate
  • Basic STCW week
  • PDSD - Designated Security Duties
  • RYA VHF course 
  • RYA PWC course
  • RYA Helmsman’s Course
  • Rope work, knots, splicing whipping
  • Career chat with experienced yacht recruiter and yacht management

Choose to add the following courses to stand you out from the crowd

  • RYA PWC Instructor
  • PPR




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Deckhand Course Important Information

Course Duration: 15 days

Course Cost: £2,399 base course or £2,814 including PWC Instructor course and PPR

Course Location: Saxon Wharf Marina, Southampton, SO14 5QF

Previous Experienced Required: No

Minimum Age Requirement: 18 years old

What The Course Includes: fuel costs, loan of Gore-Tex waterproofs, RYA handbook, ICC assessment and more.

Gain the Experience to Become a Deckhand Today with Ocean Sports

To book your Superyacht Deckhand course in Southampton, please view our course dates and book online via the button below, email or call us on 02381 242159.

Ocean Sports Tuition also offers a range of online and face-to-face theory courses, as well as a variety of practical Solent boat training courses at our RYA approved training centre in Southampton. Call us on 02381 242159 or email to register your interest.



  • Please check your eligibility to be issued with an ICC.
  • Group discounts: applies when one booking one payment is taken.
  • Group discounts do not apply during extra peak season – i.e., Bank Holiday weekends.