International Yacht Training Worldwide

About Us

The company, with the home office in Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada, certifies more boating courses with more government approvals through more schools, in more countries and in more languages than any other boating organization in the world.

IYT Worldwide is the trusted standard of excellence in yacht training, maritime certification and safety around the world.

IYT has achieved the highest level of internationally recognized and sanctioned best practices (ISO 9001:2008) certification through BSI, British Standards Institute.

IYT’s founders represent 40 years of seafaring and yachting leadership and experience. This expertise has been adopted and endorsed by the world’s leading regulatory authorities (MCA, USCG, The Marshall Islands, PADI), representing the gold standard for professional and recreational marine training and accreditation.

In over 24 jurisdictions worldwide and a growing number of maritime associations recognize IYT certifications. Over 250 schools in 56 countries have adopted the IYT curriculum.

IYT’s courses are offered worldwide through a network of partner schools. Through these schools the company offers an entire range of recreational courses from entry-level sailing and powerboat courses up to Yachtmaster Ocean.

IYT is renowned for its professional yachting courses such as the Master of Yachts Coastal, Limited and Unlimited, Superyacht Chef, Superyacht Deck Crew, Professional Superyacht Hospitality and STCW Training. No other organization offers such a diverse range of nautical training or is as internationally accepted as IYT.

Company Values

Our company values allow us to remain a stalwart in the world of yachting, sailing and boating:

  • Discipline – professionalism and safety above all else.
  • Wisdom – world-class depth of maritime knowledge.
  • Innovation – create and maintain worldwide standards.
  • Reliability – collaborate and support the success of our students, schools and partners.
  • Adventure – celebrate the spirit and adventure of maritime experiences.
  • Service – consistent delivery with the highest level of quality.
  • Accountable – responsible and accessible to all stakeholders.
  • Heritage – respect and support maritime history and traditions.

Our professional yachting courses are recognized by 24 different governments worldwide for commercial use including the British Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA). Our commitment to standards of excellence, hands-on practical training, and quality instruction have made IYT the world’s number one choice for nautical training.

IYT is proud to be a member of the Canadian Safe Boating Council and the British Marine Federation.