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  • New Maritime training academy

    https://www.dockwalk.com/news/savvy-...aining-courses

    Some good mates have started a maritime training academy in Fort Lauderdale based on teaching new and upcoming crew all the necessary skills to join and succeed on a superyacht. I've worked with all of them but Brian has helped shape my career in such a positive way and has always been there for a phone call when I needed advise, needed to blow off steam about crew or if I just wanted a second set of eyes during tricky passage planning.

    The current crop of crew entering our industry aren't prepared and don't have the work ethic. often struggling with basic social skills and any sort of an eye for detail.

    They just want to go from deckie straight to captain without doing the hard yards. Hopefully this school can point them in the right direction and improve on our industry.

    The guys have put a lot of hard work into this academy and I truly hope they succeed 100%

  • #2
    So, this is a school to learn? Or a school to pass and get the Quals?
    It's like a M.P.T Skool?
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    • #3
      It's a school to learn!

      Splicing, knots, ropework
      Paint care, repair
      Washdowns
      Navigation
      Docking in real life and with the simulator
      Actually driving a boat
      Living in close quarters

      The list goes on

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      • #4
        That’s a great idea.
        Suppose with such a demand for quality crew members, plus Brian’s connections, he’ll have a great placement program in place also.
        Even matching personalities would be awesome.

        I just delivered boats for wealthy owners (me and a mate).
        Owners just wanted it at a specific destination when they arrived.
        So we’d deliver, fuel it up, clean her real good and hit the road.
        Then usually return her to home port a few months later.

        I can’t imagine the patience you must have dealing with owners and their friends/customers.
        No way that was for me
        2021 Blackwood, twin 300 Mercs
        Fairhope & Orange Beach, AL

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        • #5
          Awesome 👍

          Best of luck to you and the recruits!!!

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          • #6
            Sounds like a great venture! Tell em good luck





            Originally posted by MikeO View Post
            https://www.dockwalk.com/news/savvy-...aining-courses


            The current crop of crew entering our industry aren't prepared and don't have the work ethic. often struggling with basic social skills and any sort of an eye for detail.
            and 6 figures to start.




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            • #7
              I read their website. It sounds very comprehensive. Eight weeks of a bit of everything. Definitely filling a training void in Yachting skills and disciplines.
              I wish them the best and many years of good training.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by MikeO View Post
                It's a school to learn!

                Living in close quarters

                The list goes on
                I will volunteer to train that, as long as I get to pick the students I train.

                Engine Sales and Service
                Ph +1 954.463.1515
                Fx +1
                954.463.4904
                Toll Free: 800.622.6747

                [email protected]
                www.parkeryacht.com

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                • Slough
                  Slough commented
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                  That's a negative captain. No picking!

                • Ol Mucky
                  Ol Mucky commented
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                  I see what you did there

              • #9
                Sounds like a great idea, but a trained crew who get along together could make Below Deck quite boring , what in the world will Lee do with himself ???.

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                • #10
                  I can guarantee one thing. No matter how much training someone or a group of crew have, there will ALWAYS be conflict and drama when you live in close quarters and work long hours.

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