Super Yachting South Africa

Company Information

Contact Person:

Isobel Odendaal




Royal Yachting Academy (RYA) and Professional Yachting Association (PYA)


Welcome to the exciting and luxurious World of Super Yachting. This career offers you the opportunity to be employed as crew members on board these exquisite Multi Million Dollar Vessels. Hard work, the right qualifications, and a can-do attitude are essential prerequisites to meet the extremely high Service and Maritime Standards expected in this Industry.

Some of the numerous benefits include: travelling to the worlds most luxurious and exotic locations, earning tax-free foreign currency, while meeting some of the most famous and influential people in the world. Furthermore, the professional approach adopted within the Super Yachting Industry has created numerous possibilities for career advancement.

The Super Yacht industry is rapidly growing, resulting in a substantial increase in the amount of yachts being produced annually, a trend that has been continuing for the past 10 years. The latest statistics indicated from yacht builders worldwide, show an increase of 11% over the past year (for vessels over 24 meters). Simply put: If these new boats were lined up, it would extend for over 24 miles (39 kilometers)! This increase has created thousands of new jobs, and as a result, there is a shortage of qualified crew at all levels.

In this industry, the attention to detail, focus and professionalism of crew, are unparallel to any other Maritime or sea-going working environment. Our motto at SYSA is simple PROFESSIONALS, COMMITTED TO EXCELLENCE. We offer advice, training and guidance to aspiring new crew to achieve this standard.

Our team is headed up by Industry Experts, Isobel Odendaal and Jason Hunter, between them over 20 years' experience in the Deck and Interior departments. As a result, we are able to provide the best and latest information possible on how to succeed and advance in the world of Super Yachting! Our guarantee to you: All our Instructors worked in the Super Yacht Industry for many years in the most senior positions on board and our information is up-to-date and applicable and will prepare you for a career in this highly competitive industry.

In addition to our specialized, tailor-made Super Yacht Training Courses, we act as liaisons between all the Top Maritime Training Institutes around South Africa. We offer our students competitive training packages and dates to suit their schedule, wherever they may be. The importance of this service is that we aim to formulate training packages specific to the needs of each individual crew members needs, depending on their work-related experience.


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13 - 17 Heerengracht Street, Pier House, 10th Floor Suite 1001



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