Yacht Staff Training

Who is Yacht Staff training for?

The skills required to perform yacht staff duties are both technical and skilled. It’s your job to ensure the highest quality of service to your guests onboard. It’s our job to teach you how. If your skill set isn’t already impeccable, then our training program is for you.

The right training program is the difference between acceptable and exceptional. Where do you want to be?

Benefits of Yacht Staff Training

    Personal Guidance from Top Tier Trainers

    Impressive Skills You Won’t Forget

    Follow Through – Ensure Your Knowledge Stays Sharp

    Offering In-Person or Online Training to Suit your Specific Needs

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Yacht Staff Training Enquiry

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Training Options

Online E-Learning Yacht Staff Training

Online E-Learning Training is revolutionising the domestic training world.  You can now learn from the comfort of your own home, and take your own time to complete our fully comprehensive online training.

You will learn the practical application of all the skills involved in Yachting, and get personalised feedback from our trainers during the assignment grading stage.

The most cost-effective way to learn with Polo & Tweed

 

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In Person Yacht Staff Classes

We offer highly comprehensive training in person, both in a group and private training solutions.  We run monthly group training courses, and we also work with clients individually to provide private training.

Group training is a fun, hands-on way to learn the skills required for working at sea, and with our skilled trainer guiding you through each module, you absorb a high standard of detail, and have lots of fun!

Private training is entirely created around your own needs and requirements and is a fully adjusted, bespoke option.

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What are our students saying about our yacht training?

  • Anouk I am constantly eager to learn, challenge myself and understand everything in order to reach that goal. Michael the trainer is a very thorough individual, who makes sure you will leave feeling that you understand everything. He is a very patient teacher. A massive thank you, I could not be on the path to success without Polo & Tweed.
  • Amadeus I took the course to improve my skills and increase my job prospects. I would certainly recommend this course. There was a vast selection of topics covered. The trainer was exceptional, with his inside knowledge of the industry shared during the training.
  • Talita It was easy to book the course, Lucy was very helpful. I wanted to improve my skills and find a job on land. I would strongly recommend this training to a friend. The trainer has huge experience and a professional approach.
  • Katherine The course is a really great format, having interactive elements mixed with videos and practical sessions, the trainers knowledge was utterly brilliant, both incredibly knowledgeable, with very helpful feedback. Brilliant communication and very encouraging when you struggle. I can’t believe how much I’ve learnt from such experienced trainers. It’s been utterly brilliant.

About Our Yacht Staff Training

Our training outperforms traditional yacht staff training programs for two main reasons:

Personalised Training – Our trainers are the best in class. They are able to quickly assess where your skill levels are and provide you with the training you need to reach the level of service you want to be at.

Active Training – The focus of our training is giving a safe space to physically rehearse the skill set you desire. By developing your practical application in all areas, your confidence and skill level will increase. The knowledge and understanding of all aspects of yacht crew techniques and tools within the yacht itself is very important and we cover that too. Finely tuning your skills to give you a deeper understanding of the practice onboard.

We have trained hundreds of students and we know everyone is different. Our trainers know how to adjust our course to fit your needs so you are always engaged and you are learning at the highest level possible.

Silver Service for Yachts

We offer in person training, both group and private options, and our world famous training can also be accessed via our E-Learning platform!
  • January 2021 - 29/30/31st
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  • February 2021 - 26/27/28th
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  • March 2021 - 26/27/28th
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Yacht Management

We offer in person training, both group and private options, and our world famous training can also be accessed via our E-Learning platform!

Housekeeping for Yachts

We offer in person training, both group and private options, and our world famous training can also be accessed via our E-Learning platform!

About Our Trainers

We have strict requirements for our trainers because we want the absolute best for our students. Perfection comes with the territory – it is a core value for our students and thus must be a core value for our trainers. If you have special skill requests for your training, let us know and we’ll pair you with the best fit.  

Alexandra Parker-Larkin – Head Trainer

Alex has over 20 years of experience in working onboard Super Yachts and the luxury domestic service industry.  She has personally worked with VIP clients, HNW properties and luxury interiors. She teaches Housekeeping, House Management, Silver Service, Etiquette and all our training with passion and integrity, and she thrives on seeing her students develop and grow.

Sam Bigwood

Sam is one of Polo & Tweed’s most sought after trainers. From a British Royal background, Sam’s career has led him to be one of the highest calibre Butler trainers. He is youthful and modern and understands what 5* luxury service is. Sam has a lovely personality and a cheery outlook, he is upbeat and enjoys bringing fun to his teaching. Sam teaches our group, private and online training.

Peter Lowell

Peter is a highly sought-after British Butler, who has worked in training Chauffeurs through to Silver Service. His eye for detail, his inspiring personality and his ability to inspire his students always shines. He has worked around the world and understands the different needs and etiquette of the different cultures. Peter is a wonderful trainer who our students love. He teachers our group, private and online training.

Hugh Mackie

Hugh is considered a traditional British Butler. Having worked extensively for HNW, Royalty and celebrities throughout his career, Hugh understands what it takes to get the job done. He is effortlessly polite and well-presented and kind, with a brilliant energy and spirit. Hugh is a member of the Guild of Toastmasters.  He is discerning and cheerful.  He teaches our group, private and online training

Yacht Staff Modules

Our training covers Silver Service, Housekeeping and Yacht Management from A-Z. For a full list of modules and an explanation of each, download our training modules.

Polo & Tweed Yacht Staff Training Modules