Prior experience required : None
Minimum age : 16 Years
Duration : 5 days

This course is presented in Gordons Bay over a period of 5 days .

Who is it for?

The course is for those who want to enter the lucrative super yacht industry to be a stewardess on board a yacht or super yacht.  This International Certificate will put you a step ahead of the rest.

Ability after course

Be a Stewardess on a Super Yacht.


The following topics are included in the course syllabus:

  • Introduction to life at sea and the general role and behaviour of the stewardess
  • Professional etiquette in communication, personal hygiene, appearance and attitude/Professional Decorum and Social Skills
  • Getting into the industry, Passports and Visas, Travel Arrangements, Dockwalking and Day Work, Crew Agencies
  • Where to go, when to go and where to stay
  • Preparation of CVs
  • Stewardess Daily Duties guests on board or no guests/general Stewardess Schedules
  • Silver Service Techniques/Order of Service/Methods of Service/Entertainment Planning
  • Cuisine/General Cuisine Terms/Menu
  • Wine Service, Wine Knowledge, Decanting, service and storage of fine wines
  • Bar stocking and Cocktails
  • Table Setting/Theme ideas
  • Laundry tips and Practical Laundry Application/Ironing
  • Advanced cleaning methods/Care of exotic furnishings, finishes and fabrics
  • Napkin folding
  • Cabins and Cabin Service/Towel Folding/Toiletries and amenities
  • Yacht Terminology
  • Line handling, Boat docking
  • Security, confidentiality and privacy issues
  • International protocol and correct forms of address
  • Valet services
  • Preparing yacht for guest arrival
  • Guest Care
  • Practices of Storing & Stowing a Yacht

Qualification obtained

PYA Stewardess  Certificates

Course dates

The course is presented throughout the year. Please contact us for course dates. If you have a group booking (3 – 5 or more people) we will try our best to accommodate you on your dates.

Course material

You will be supplied with a Course Manual for taking notes.

All cleaning materials, flowers, wine, table setting items, access to the yachts, etc., for your practical training sessions is included in the course price.


Is included for the 5 day course.


Breakfast and Lunch included

Dinner excluded

Course fees

Please contact us for prices.

What to bring along

Please bring the following items with you to the course:

  • In summer, bring sun block and a hat for the practical training on the yacht
  • In winter, bring a warm jacket for the afternoon practical training

Remember to dress comfortably and like you are going for an interview.

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Swimming costume and towel


Bank Name: ABSA Bank
Physical Address of ABSA Bank: 22 Main Street, Vredenburg, South Africa, 7380
Physical Address of Atlantic Yachting cc: Agora Square, Club Mykonos, Leentjiesklip Road, Langebaan, South Africa, 7357

Account Name: Atlantic Yachting cc
Account Number: 9194 569 379
Type of Account: Savings Account

Branch name: Vredenburg
Branch code: 632 005
Swift Code: ABSA ZA JJ


If the need be, we can assist you in making arrangements to meet your transport and alternative accommodation needs. We make use of a registered shuttle service between Cape Town and Langebaan.

EVENING BEFORE COURSE STARTS (only by prior arrangement)

We can meet you the day before your course starts between 17:00 and 18:00 at our office. Please make arrangements with our office prior to your arrival.


Please meet us at the Atlantic Yachting Office at the Club Mykonos Marina, Agora Square at 08:30. After the first day theory courses will commence at 08:30am and finish by 17:00.

National and some international flights land at Cape Town International Airport. The airport is approximately an hour’s drive from our office in Langebaan.

Car rentals from airport/Cape Town

There are drop-off points for the following rental car companies in Langebaan:

Avis Europcar

Airport transfers

Cape Shuttles


  • Suitable clothing - layers are always a good idea
  • Gloves (optional) - can be purchased from us
  • Socks
  • Sailing or soft light-soled shoes - can be purchased from us
  • Sleeping bags
  • Sun cream, hat, towels, toiletries
  • Weather proof jacket / foul weather gear - we can provide foul weather gear on loan for free
  • Extra money for food & beverages - cooking on board the yacht is encouraged for the experience and to help stretch your budget


  • Light lunches during theory modules
  • Booklets supplied on loan for RYA Competent Crew course
  • Charts & navigation equipment on loan - can be purchased from us
  • Course completion certificates
  • Sheets & pillows
  • Full galley
  • Cleaning products
  • Tea, coffee, sugar, milk
  • Foul weather gear on loan for practical courses