Superyacht Hospitality Training


5 days
The professional Superyacht Hospitality course gives a general overview on the Superyacht Industry, and focuses on onboard services.


Available dates:
17 → 22 September 2020
28 September → 02 October 2020
26 → 30 October 2020

Course:Superyacht Hospitality Training
Duration:5 days


Day 1: Superyacht Industry Presentation


➜ Number & types of yachts
➜ Flag State Registrations
➜ Private and Commercial Yachts
➜ STCW & Nautical Qualification
➜ MCA (British Coastguard)
➜ Chain of Command
➜ Rank & Position
➜ Resumes / Interviewing
➜ Crew Agreements
➜ Personal Appearance & Hygiene
➜ Rules Onboard
➜ Nautical / Military Time
➜ Vendor Contracts
➜ Guest Arrival
➜ Preference Forms
➜ Seamanship
➜ Basic Safety
➜ VHF Radio
➜ Phonetic Alphabet
➜ Nautical Terminology & Vessel Familiarization


Day 2: Bar/Wine & Food Service Theory


➜ Bartending Terminology
➜ Cocktail Garnishes
➜ Bar Equipment
➜ Bar Inventory
➜ Liquors
➜ Brandy
➜ Liqueurs
➜ Fortified & Aromatized Wines
➜ Beverage Provisioning
➜ Serving Wine
➜ Wine Bottle Shapes
➜ Decanting Wine
➜ Wine Temperatures
➜ Pouring Wine
➜ Wine with Food
➜ Matching Wine & Food
➜ Wine Labels
➜ Champagne Service
➜ Pre-dinner checklist
➜ Styles of Service
➜ Serving Tips
➜ Serving Order
➜ Formal Meal Sequence
➜ Proper Clearing Order
➜ Proper Use of Utensils
➜ Placement of Used Flatware
➜ Place Settings
➜ Various Utensils
➜ Napkin Folding – practical
➜ Food Safety & Hygiene
➜ Various Diets (veg, kosher, etc.)
➜ Afternoon Tea
➜ Cheese Service
➜ Caviar Service
➜ Cigar Service
➜ In-Cabin Service
➜ Turn Down Service


Day 3: Bar/Wine & Food Service Practical


➜ Bartending
➜ Bar Equipment
➜ Liquors
➜ Brandy
➜ Liqueurs
➜ Fortified & Aromatized Wines
➜ Serving Wine
➜ Wine Bottle Shapes
➜ Decanting Wine
➜ Pouring Wine
➜ Champagne Service
➜ Table Place Settings
➜ Various Utensils
➜ Coordinate with local restaurant and spirits supplier/distributor to aid with instruction & practical application


Day 4: Interior Detailing/Laundry


➜ Cleaning without Guests Onboard
➜ Cleaning with Guests Onboard
➜ Cleaning Supplies
➜ Caring for Stemware
➜ Caring for China
➜ Polishing Silver
➜ Bed Making – practical
➜ Laundry & Stain Removal
➜ Perhaps coordinate with local hotel to aid with instruction on cleaning & practical application of bedmaking


Day 5: Special Skills


➜ Flower Arranging – practical
➜ Fruit Baskets
➜ Daily Duties
➜ Review Culinary Terms
➜ Review How to Clean Things A to Z
➜ Final Written Exam



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to join NIPA:

  1. If you live in St. Maarten / St. Martin, you won't need to leave family and friends while you pursue your studies.
  2. NIPA has a dedicated staff of professionals to guide, support and motivate you throughout your studies.
  3. You will gain technical and vocational skills at an affordable price.
  4. You will receive extensive opportunities for further education and career development.
  5. Your experience will be life-changing.
I love where I work, and NIPA has helped me grow in my job.
Jean Charles Mackenson
working at IGY Marinas,
St. Maarten Apprenticeship

Contact us

(+1 721) 543 0497

or (+1 721) 543 0498

Fax: (+1 721) 543 0479


Monday to Friday,
from 8h30 am to 4h00 pm


NIPA school St. Maarten National Institute for Professional Advancement

National Institute
for Professional Advancement

Building B, Jackal Road #4
Cay Hill, St. Maarten.

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