Superyacht Crew Watchstanding & Deckhand Course
Course 808

MPT is the most complete full service private maritime school in the country and has been training mariners since 1983. Our Fort Lauderdale based campuses host over 45,000 square feet of classrooms, deck and engineering training labs, the Ship's Store, and student service facilities.

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Course Description

This two day class is designed to enhance the knowledge and skill level of watchstanding crewmembers (rating) on superyachts. 

This 2 day course is designed to familiarize yacht crew with Watchstanding Techniques and is appropriate for everyone who will be working in any department on private and charter super yachts.  Topics Include: Types of Vessels, Types of Propulsion, Basic Navigation Rules (Lights & Shapes), Basic Conduct of Vessels in Passing, Meeting, & Overtaking Situations, IALA A & B Buoyage Systems, Understanding Latitude/Longitude, Introduction to the Compass, Fixing your position with GPS and Visual Bearings, Simulation Exercises, familiarization of bridge electronics, safely transit the ICW, Personal Safety Underway, Communications, Transiting Weather Decks, Recognizing/Reporting Hazards, Safety Patrols, Work Vests/PFD’s, Recognized MOB procedures, Instructor will demonstrate tying bowline and clove hitch and describe how to tie a line to a cleat, mooring lines, duties of lookout, CBDR identification and reporting, VRM/EBL, standing orders, etc.

This course is highly recommended and complements the following courses:
#807 Introduction to Yachting
#307 RYA Power Boat Level 2 / Tender Operator Certification
#140 STCW Basic Safety Training




2 day class in Fort Lauderdale

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SMART center is an impressive facility!
Jennifer, Wednesday April 2013
Superyacht Crew Watchstanding & Deckhand Course
Bernard was excellent. Could not ask for a better instructor. I look forward to taking more classes with him.
Matthew, Wednesday March 2013
Superyacht Crew Watchstanding & Deckhand Course