Superyacht Deck Crew Course
The MCA Recognised “IYT Superyacht Deck Crew Course”, according to the MCA, is treated as equivalent to the MCA’s “Yacht Rating Course”.
The five-day IYT Superyacht Crew course is an MCA recognised course and is highly recommended for entry-level students who wish to enter the superyacht industry. It comprises both theory and practical elements that give the student a comprehensive and all-round general knowledge of the requirements of the superyacht industry.
Holders of the IYT Superyacht Crew Certificate, which is recognised by the MCA, will not need to complete the Yacht Rating Training Record Book and the 6 months yacht service requirement may be reduced to 2 months sea service on vessels 15 metres and over in load line length. Holders will, however, need to meet the other requirements which are, be at least 16 years of age, hold all Basic STCW certificates and hold a valid ENG1 (medical fitness certificate) or accepted equivalent. They can then apply to the MCA for an MCA Yacht Rating Certificate. See this link to review MSN 1862 (M) which outlines all necessary information.
You can find the MCA’s Application for a Yacht Rating Certificate here. On page 2 of the application you will see this note regarding sea time requirements (see screenshot below). Since the MCA have deemed the “IYT Superayacht Crew Certificate/Course” is equivalent to the “Yacht Rating Course”, you will provide your “IYT Superyacht Crew Certificate” and proof of 2 months actual sea service on vessels over 15m in load line length.
The course incorporates three separate MCA recognised courses:
- Superyacht Crew
- VHF Radio Operators
- Small Power Boat and RIB Master
- Industry guidelines and regulations
- Chain of command
- Crew rank and positions
- Preparing a CV / Resume
- General rules responsibilities and etiquette
- Safety and equipment
- Nautical terminology and relative direction
- Nautical knowledge
- Basic collision regulations
- Planning the first passage
- Introduction to weather
- Boat handling under sail
- Boat handling under power
- Small powerboat man overboard drills
- Engine checks and maintenance
- Charts and the magnetic compass
- Anchors and anchoring
- Dingy theory and practical
- Launching and recovering dingys
- Introduction to VHF radio operation
- Code of Safe Working Practices