This Course is for experienced yacht stewardesses or stewards that would like to be promoted to the Chief Stewardess position. Successful completion of this course will allow you to work as a chief stewardess on superyachts of any size anywhere in the world.

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Second Steward/ess Workshop

A private one day mentoring workshop designed to promote an experienced Steward/Stewardess to the level of second steward/ess dealing with self confidence, communication, positive attitudes, active listening and rapport, body language, assertiveness, motivation, team work, roistering & scheduling, inventories and provisioning .

Chief Steward/ess Workshop

For the chief steward/ess , this up skilling leadership workshop and private assessment is taught on a one-on-one basis by our experienced chief stewardess trainers. The 1 day mentoring is designed to promote the Steward/Stewardess to the level of Chief /Head dealing with self confidence, communication, positive attitudes, active listening and rapport, body language, assertiveness, motivation, team work, mentoring, resolving conflict and anger, building relationships, negotiation and the management of people.


  • Minimum 1, preferably 2 seasons on-board a super yacht (best option 1 yr on same boat)
  • Experience of heavy charter boat/season
  • Experience of yard/refit period
  • Chief Steward/ess Assessment with Superyacht Crew Academy

Course Description:

The main features of our Superyacht Second Stewardess Advancement Course

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  • Communication
    How to communicate in a more authoritative role
    Social skills
    Learn to LISTEN as much, if not more, than speaking.
  • Leadership ROLE-PLAY
    Deportment - How to now conduct yourself
    Lead by example
    Earn respect through your actions
    Focus on your job
  • Delegation & Motivation
    Able to demonstrate, assist, oversee and advise on all skills
    Instilling a sense of community/family among the crew
  • Organisation
    Learn Time management skills
    Preparation will save the day
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  • Schedules
    Learn to create schedules with the chief Stewardess for charter and non-charter times
    Understand all roles and required duties on board
  • Inventories
    Learn to create inventories in spread sheet form
    Understand all information required
    Update, complete and oversee
  • Suppliers
    Establish a relationship and be confident in your instructions and/or complaints
    Understand everything about them and what you need from them.
  • Provisions
    Understand how to prepare provisioning
    Learn the Accounts system
  • Computer Skills
    Become confident with computer skills, especially spreadsheets
  • Advancement of 'Stewardess' skill level
    Practising skills with more responsibility and quality control.
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  • Develop an instinct for detail - know what to look out for
  • Oversee stock control, organisation and placement of all interior products
  • Know the superyacht interior by heart
  • Understand and be able to efficiently organise 'Stowing' or protection of the Interior.
  • Establish or update a maintenance schedule
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  • Creating Check-lists and testing them out

  • Extensive table setting, theme integration and service levels

  • Advanced Food and Wine awareness/knowledge

  • Event planning/function co-ordination

  • Perfecting guest interaction


What additional Superyacht Crew courses can I take to advance my career?

  • Advanced/Remote First Aid
  • Master Barista Bar Tending/Cocktails
  • Wine Education
  • Floral Artistry

When does the course run?

See the reservation form below. You can take the one day course at a time to suit your time frame.

Where does the course take place?

The course is run from our Marina Office in Newport NSW Australia and the Superyacht Crew Academy Training Facility at 8 Kalinya Street, Newport. The facilities are a 45min drive North of Sydney’s CBD. To see a map of how to find us, CLICK HERE

How much does the course cost?

2nd Steward/ess Interior Yacht Crew Course OR Chief Steward/ess- 1 day - AUD$850

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