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There are amazing opportunities in the yachting & super-yachting industry for qualified skippers & hostesses

Dec 31, 2017

There are amazing opportunities in the yachting & super-yachting industry for qualified skippers & hostesses

The yachting and superyacht industry is growing around the globe and there are work opportunities aboard these luxury craft for a host of positions; the proviso is that you’re up to the task.

Qualifications are a must, and the RYA accreditation is the world’s most widely accepted. Sail Due South are an RYA academy and offer career packages professionally designed to cover all the legal requirements, qualifications and most important ‘add-on’ courses. We have a range of options for both Skippers and Hostesses, all depending on what area of the industry you are most interested in.

‘There is a wide range of opportunities in various areas of the industry,’ says Sail Due South Director Shane Smith. ‘On the super-yacht’s most people start out as either a stewardess or a deckhand and, once experience has been obtained, can start to move up the hierarchy. This area of the industry is well paid and a great adventure but make no mistake it takes hard work and dedication!’

One of the most exciting new opportunities in the yachting industry is Sail Due South’s exclusive international partnership with Quarterdeck, a Croatian-based skipper and hostess academy. Successful graduates of one of the three career packages offered by Sail Due South are guaranteed a position on one of Quarterdeck’s week-long courses; offering specialized training turning qualified skippers and hostesses charter ready and employable! Completion of that training opens doors for guaranteed employment on charters and flotillas – with Croatian work permits included! The opportunities and adventures this collaboration offers opens many doors to anyone who joins us.

If you’re looking to do something totally different with your career why not consider enrolling in one of Sail Due South’s internationally recognised programmes.
For more information email Melani Kruger or visit the website

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