By linking with a distinctive group of established and high-quality service providers, we are able to provide a unique range of business services to support the superyacht sector.   

After establishing a significant collaboration with LH Academy (formerly Interior Yacht Services) to provide first-class interior and hospitality training, we are the only centre in the world able to deliver such a comprehensive range of education and training to the maritime industry, from entry level instruction for interior, deck and engineering crew through to progression training and certification by the UK's Maritime and Coastguard Agency for officers and captains up to Master Unlimited. 

Supported by some of the maritime sector’s most respected lecturers and experts, our education and training programmes are delivered in industry-leading learning environments.   

To help our students access the best possible job opportunities, we work with high-quality recruitment partners and agencies that specialise in building premier crew teams in the global superyacht sector.


Burgess



Founded in 1975 with offices across the globe, Burgess are a global superyacht industry leader, uniquely specialising in yachts of over 130 feet. Renowned for their professional yachting services, the company leverages their expertise to guide clients through every aspect of the yachting experience, including sale and purchase, new construction, charter and operational management. 

The superyacht credentials of Burgess are highly regarded within the industry, ensuring clients enjoy the highest levels of customer service. 

Burgess offer great prospects, stimulating challenges and excellent packages.  

Find out about Burgess 

Type: business service partner, recruitment partner


Camper & Nicholsons



Camper & Nicholsons Crew Placement Division provide professional crew for their renowned fleet of managed yachts. They also work with captains and owners of luxury yachts, both private and charter, motor or sail, all over the world to professionally develop crew in to ensure performance excellence and the highest possible quality in service. They have a strong and solid reputation with proven results.  

The crew of a yacht are the backbone and spirit of any successful cruise, whether they are serving a cocktail, raising the sails, researching the next exclusive anchorage or making guests feel at ease. If you’re new to the industry or if you’re looking for the next step to give your career some momentum, Camper & Nicholsons Crew Placement Division has vast industry contacts. Owners know that with their database of over 40,000 crew members, their agents are the most connected and informed in the business, making them the first port-of-call for any crew enquiries. 

Find out about Camper & Nicholsons 

Type: business service partner, recruitment partner


DSNM Ltd



David Store Navigational Management strive to offer a service second to none, tailoring supply and management to your needs. 

Founded in 2000 and derived from understanding the need for a bespoke yacht package, DSNM work alongside DPAs from a selection of management companies, including Y.CO, Burgess, Camper & Nicholsons, and Wilson Yacht Management, along with many private clients. 

DSNM endeavour to be proactive rather than reactive. Their ethos is to constantly improve their service and offering to clients. Developing relationships and identifying client needs has enabled them to become the preferred service provider in the navigational field within the superyacht industry. 

The DSNM team have over 50 years’ experience managing yachts and clients' expectations, and with their long-standing partners have become the market leader in their field. Ensuring they have an up-to-date listing of all publications they require on board, along with putting procedures in place to ensure each port state control audits are always successful for the vessel's compliance. The superyacht industry is defined by attention to detail and impeccable service - DSNM set the standard for others to follow. 

Services include: 

  • Initial build supply 
  • Chart corrections and outfit management 
  • Digital charts and publications 
  • Chart and navigational equipment supplies 
  • Publication corrections 
  • Designated fleet managers 
  • Unique pilot filing system 
  • Auto advice of new editions 
  • Storage of interactive charts and publications 
  • e-Pilot 

Find out about DSNM ltd  

Type: business service partner


Elite Crew International



Opened in 1998, Elite Crew International are an MLC 2006 compliant crew placement agency, providing professional and dedicated services to the megayacht community. With their head office strategically located in Fort Lauderdale, Florida ‘the yachting capital of the world’ and a European office at OneOcean Port Vell in Barcelona, they have an international presence in this global industry.   

Elite Crew are committed to offering their clients, captains and crew a unique hands-on approach which is unsurpassed. Visit their website to learn more about why they are a ‘leader in the field, not just riding the wave’.  

Find out about Elite Crew International 

Type: business service partner, recruitment partner


Luxury Hospitality Academy



The LH Academy (formerly Interior Yacht Services (IYS)) offer a range of customised training and consultancy services to the superyacht and cruise sectors. This includes on board training for interior crew, shakedown experiences for all crew, and management of the interior department needs for new build/refit projects. 

Customised guest experience and hospitality training are crucial to meet the service standards demanded by the superyacht sector. All courses are accredited through the Professional Yachting Association’s (PYA) GUEST program, the Guidelines for Unified Excellence in Service Training. 

Luxury Hospitality courses are known for their innovative and professional approach, taught by specialists in their field with a clear affinity to the superyacht industry. The LH Academy was the first training provider to receive the PYA GUEST accreditation to train at all four levels: introduction, intermediate, advanced and management. 

Shoreside training 

Luxury Hospitality’s interior courses are held in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. Every course is designed to be very interactive with various field trips integrated throughout.  

On-board training 

The LH Academy extend their training beyond the shore side to provide customised courses on board yachts in the working team environment. Bespoke programmes are designed to fit the schedule of the vessel and bring inspirational, motivational and hands-on practical training that will allow yachts and their crew to operate professionally, with a greater emphasis on customer service and overall teamwork.  

The LH Academy, Warsash Superyacht Academy and the PYA are setting the standard for interior training, providing the tools and recognised certification for career progression within the interior department. 

Find out about Luxury Hospitality Academy 

Type: business service partner, training partner


Marine Matters



Marine Matters are a dedicated RYA training centre for powerboats and motor cruisers. Located in Warsash, they specialise in providing the professional training required for the superyacht and commercial workboat sector, delivering RYA theory and practical courses from Powerboat Level 2 to RYA Yachtmaster. 

Find out about Marine Matters

Type: business service partner, training partner


MedAire



MedAire are part of the world’s largest remote medical advisory and support company (International SOS) and have specialised teams supporting the maritime sector worldwide. 

MedAire specialise in on board medical training, medical supply, travel safety solutions and medical kits. Their integrated solution includes equipment and medications for responding to common medical concerns and life-threatening incidents. 

  • First responder training tailored to your crew, your itineraries, and your activities  
  • Anytime access to assistance services around the globe 
  • Replacement and refurbishment of medical equipment and medications 

MedAire’s remote medical advisory service is the largest network of medical and safety professionals around the world, available to assist crew members and their guests 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. 

Find out about Medaire

Type: business service partner, training partner