A Career in Yacht Training

The preferred route to becoming an IYT Professional Instructor is for applicants to have graduated from the IYT instructor training programme itself. Instructor training clinics are carried out at numerous IYT partner schools around the world that are authorised to do so.

We also are consider applications from candidates who hold instructor qualifications from other maritime organisations.  These will be evaluated on a case by case basis.

Pre-requisites in terms of qualifications and experience will vary depending on the level and complexity of the particular course.  Minimum entry requirements for all instructors are:

Current medical fitness certificate (less than 2 years old) with no color blindness or diabetes.
Successful completion of an IYT Instructor Training Course (or acceptable alternative with IYT orientation)

Specific prerequisites in order to be able to teach IYT courses are noted below.

Superyacht Professional Courses

STCW Basic Safety Training Instructors are required to meet very specific requirements, please contact IYT Headquarters for more information.

Personal Watercraft Operations (PWC)

  • Minimum Qualification - PWC, 120 hours experience
  • Language of Instruction - Any
  • Additional courses also generally eligible to instruct - not applicable

Superyacht Deck Crew

  • Minimum Qualification – IYT Master of Yachts Coastal/Mate 200 Tons, STCW 95 Basic Safety Certificates, at least 2 years as crew in the superyacht industry

Small Powerboat & RIB Master

  • Minimum qualifications- IYT Master of Yachts Inshore (or equivalent)
  • Additional courses approved for instruction - not applicable

VHF –SRC Radio communications

  • Must hold a VHF-SRC qualification or higher with proven teaching experience
  • Additional courses approved for instruction - not applicable

Superyacht Interior Crew / Professional Superyacht Hospitality

  • Minimum Qualification - at least 3 years as Chief Steward or Stewardess in the yachting industry on yachts over 120ft, with at least 6 crew, STCW 95 Basic Safety Certificates
  • Language of Instruction - English
  • Additional courses approved for instruction - not applicable

Master of Yachts Coastal/Mate 200 Tons & Master of Yachts Limited (Power or Sail)

  • Minimum Qualification - MOY Limited, STCW'95 Basic Safety Certificates
  • Language of Instruction - English
  • Additional courses approved for instruction:
    • Yachtmaster Coastal & Offshore
    • International Crew, Flotilla Skipper & Bareboat Skipper
  • Language of Instruction - English
  • Additional courses approved for instruction - not applicable

Master of Yachts Unlimited

  • Minimum Qualification - MOY Unlimited, STCW'95 Basic Safety Certificates
  • Language of Instruction - English
  • Additional courses approved for instruction: (power and/or sail based on experience)
    • MOY Coastal/Mate 200gt & MOY Limited
    • Yachtmaster Coastal, Offshore & Ocean
    • International Crew, & International Bareboat Skipper

Diveboat Crew

  • Minimum qualification- Diveboat Mate

Diveboat Mate

Diveboat Master

  • Minimum qualifications

Ready to Apply?

The link below will take you to an application form where you will be asked to upload the following:

  • Current photograph (passport style face shot in either jpg or png format)
  • Copy of Government Issued ID (Passport or Driver's License)
  • Copy of any relevant currently held instructor qualification
  • Copy of any relevant nautical qualification(s)
  • Copy of proof of sea time
  • CV (Curriculum Vitae) or Resume of Maritime Experience (if applicable)
  • Copy of Mariners Medical Fitness Form

You will need to register with IYT to begin the process. Hit the button below and select "IYT Instructor" for membership type. Once registered you will be able to log in and complete the application.

Thanks for your interest in becoming an IYT Instructor.