Dive Superyacht, PADI Course Tailored for Yacht Crew

Megayacht owners and guests who enjoy diving, or want to learn, now have a new option. Dive Superyacht’s program allows your PADI-certified crewmembers to receive special PADI certificates, without the yacht having to become an official PADI Dive Boat or you hiring a dive charter. Dive Superyacht was created by Blueprint Marine. The UK-based company Continue reading


Interior Yacht Services Classes Start in February

New stews aboard your yacht wishing for a long career are ideal candidates for Interior Yacht Services classes beginning in February. The five-day Luxury Hospitality program will give them a thorough understanding of key skills like dinner service, bartending, floristry, and housekeeping. Interior Yacht Services is the training partner of Warsash Superyacht Academy, which offers Continue reading


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Megayacht Vava II’s Global Challenge, to Benefit YachtAid Global

The 315-foot (96-meter) Vava II grabs headlines for being among the world’s largest megayachts, but now there’s a better reason. Her crew has created the Vava II Global Challenge, in which they’ll participate in athletic feats while on their circumnavigation, all to raise money for YachtAid Global (YAG). The idea behind Vava II Global Challenge Continue reading