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Best Yacht Crew Training? Professional Yachtmaster Training

Professional Yachtmaster Training has been providing accredited yacht training since they started in Durban, South Africa in 2000. PYT Cape Town was established later on the same year. In 2013, Professional Yachtmaster Training USA (aka. PYTUSA & PYT) was established in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, making PYT USA a globally [...]

What is the MCA Officer Of The Watch (OOW)

The MCA Officer of the Watch (OOW) is a certification and qualification for deck officers in the maritime industry. The Officer of the Watch is a vital role responsible for safely navigating and operating a vessel, maintaining watchkeeping duties, and ensuring the safety of the crew, passengers, and cargo. Related [...]

New England Summers – Yachting Season

The summer yachting season is in full swing. If your vessel is cruising around New England this summer then hopefully you will have a chance to take in some of the rich history of the area. Although there are many small towns and hamlets up and down the New England [...]

Marine & Yachting Definitions (Part II)

In the yachting industry, you may come across various words, phrases, and acronyms that are commonly used. This is a supplement to the original PYT page, “Marine & Yachting Definitions”. Here are some examples: Charter: Refers to the process of renting a yacht for a specific period. A charter [...]

Training and Safety for Mega Yacht Crew

Yacht Crew Training: The training of yacht crew members typically involves a combination of formal education, certifications, and hands-on experience. Professional Yachtmaster Training of Fort Lauderdale is a first-step for the novice and a trusted partner for on-going training and certifications for seasoned, yacht crew professionals of all ranks. [...]

PYTUSA’s Statement on The Coronavirus, COVID-19

Professional Yachtmaster Training is closely monitoring the developing global situation with the Coronavirus, COVID-19 and will continue to do so in the coming weeks. While a few cases of the virus have been reported locally, we have implemented enhanced sanitizing protocols for all public areas of the school. Our [...]

Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show 2019

It's That Time of Year Again - This year it's going to be bigger than ever. Calling all crew for the 60th Annual Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show. This year there is a new Super Yacht Village located at Pier 66 and Marina. Read our earlier article "Survival Guide to [...]

OOW Yachting Courses and Certificates Summary

We thought it might be a little helpful to create an article summarizing the OOW (Officer of the Watch) courses. The MCA Officer of the Watch Certificate consists of seven different modules, these are required to be completed for the MCA Officer of the Watch (Yachts Less Than 3000 GT) [...]

Yacht Crew Training Videos On-Line

Watch Latest Videos Here are some short videos to help understand some of the basics and give you an understanding of the courses offered by PYT USA. Nautical Knot Tying Videos We give some basic video demonstrations with step-by-step descriptive instructions on some of the important knots and line handling [...]