International Yacht Training Worldwide

Introduction to Yacht Marine Engineering


Introduction to Yacht Marine Engineering

The five to ten-day IYT Introduction to Yacht Engineering is highly recommended to equip marine professionals from the merchant navy and cruise ship industry with the necessary skills and knowledge required to work effectively in the superyacht industry. It provides a comprehensive understanding of yachts and their water toys. This course is intended to bridge the gap between traditional maritime roles and those specific to yachting. It comprises both theory and practical elements.

This course has been developed in conjunction with International Yacht Training and the Superyacht Academy in Asia & Pacific. This is a certificate of competency for seafarers holding valid STCW Marine Engineering CoCs shifting to the yachting industry. The course includes an introduction to safely operating small powerboats, rigid inflatable boats (RIBS), and personal watercrafts (PWCs) and modules from the Superyacht Deck Crew Course in order to better understand the yachting industry.

The recommended minimum age to obtain this certification is 18.  Candidates need also hold an STCW Marine Engineering Officer or rating CoC.

Upon successful completion, candidates will receive three certificates: IYT Introduction to Yachting Marine Engineering, IYT Small Powerboat and RIB Master, and IYT Personal Watercraft Operations.

The courses incorporates content from two separate MCA recognized courses

  • Small Powerboat & RIB Master
  • Superyacht Deck Crew

Course Outline

  • Engines: How do they work?
  • The Different Engine Systems
  • Pumps and Pumping Systems
  • The Drive System: From Engine to Propellor
  • Outboard Motors
  • Inboard Motors
  • Jet Drives
  • Stern Drives
  • Outdrives
  • Single & Multistage Air Compressors
  • Hydraulics
  • Electrics
  • Batteries
  • Deck Machinery – Winches & Windlasses
  • Air Conditioning & Refrigeration
  • Marine Pollution – Awareness, Controls & Prevention
  • Emergencies
  • Nautical Terminology
  • Vessel Checkout
  • Introduction to Weather
  • Refueling
  • Man-Overboard Procedures
  • Capsizing, Swamping & Sinking
  • Anchors, Anchoring & Running Aground
  • Small Powerboats & Rigid Inflatable Boats
  • Boat Handling Under Power
  • Short Passages – Heavy Weather, Restricted Visibility & Negotiating Harbour Entrances
  • Introduction to Charts & Chart Information
  • Introduction to Tides
  • Introduction to Buoyage
  • Introduction to Collision Regulations
  • Responsibilities, Care of Environment, Provisioning & Housekeeping
  • The Superyacht Industry
  • Industry Guide & Regulations
  • Chain of Command
  • Engine Checks and Maintenance
  • Launching & Recovery Procedures
  • PWC Theory and Practical

Next Steps

As a professional in the yachting industry you are required to update and learn new skills on a regular basis. As you move up the chain of command or look for new opportunities your qualifications are essential. Please make sure they do not expire.

IYT plays a leading role in your professional training with 250 + schools in 56 countries around the world. We facilitate theoretical and practical training through our network of partner schools globally.

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