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The BLUEWATER Scholarship Programme

New – Bluewater Scholarship Programme

JOHN WYBORN, TRAINING DIRECTOR AT BLUEWATER, HAS CREATED A SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAMME TO GIVE FUNDING TO FOUR CREW MEMBERS.

TWO DECKHANDS AND TWO ENGINEERS

We are excited to announce a new initiative to celebrate 30 years in the heart of yacht crew training. Our scholarship programme will fully fund the courses for four chosen crew members, two engineers and two deck candidates, to achieve their MCA OOW (Yacht) certificate or Small Vessels EOOW, the old Y4.

The application process is now open with a deadline of 1st October.

A jury of seven from across the superyacht and maritime industry will meet to consider applications in October.

Yacht Deck Officer Progression chart updated 2018

Candidates for deck must have:

  • An in-date STCW
  • A commercially endorsed Yachtmaster Offshore certificate.
  • 2 recommendations from Captains or a head of department.

Candidates for engineering must have:

  • An in-date STCW
  • AEC2 certificate.
  • 2 recommendations from Captains or a head of department.

Selection of chart maps and chart equipment

Helping Seafarers To Fulfil Their Potential

This has been an incredibly tough year for everyone, with many seafarers being unable to complete their training.

John Wyborn; ‘After a very tough couple of years I am delighted to report that Bluewater has not only weathered the pandemic storm but has come out fighting fit and bursting with new ideas. The scholarship programme is a fitting way of marking our 30 years as a true industry leader.’

OOW deck crew on the bridge of a yacht with hand radio

Our judges:

  • John Wyborn, Director of Training, Bluewater
  • Christophe Bourillon, CEO, PYA
  • Jenny Matthews, She of the Sea
  • Steven Clarsen, Mechanical/Electrical Maritime Engineer
  • Lorna Wagner, Programme Manager for Careers and Outreach for Maritime UK
  • Tristan Mortlock, Superyacht Captain
  • Lars Molin, Founder Palma Yacht Crew, and global locations, Facebook pages

Engineer pathway new portrait

Bluewater

Founded in 1991, Bluewater is the only major yachting company with dedicated and experienced teams in the five main sectors of yachting: Yacht Sales & Purchase, Yacht Charter, Yacht Management, Crew Training and Crew Solutions. Bluewater prides itself on being truly unique; the only company able to sell, charter and manage yachts that is also able to train and support the crew needed to run them.

If you would like to find out more information about the scholarship programme, please contact Louisa Gallimore, recruitment specialist for engineers and captains, or Sarah Smith-Garrison, marketing manager for crew and training.

Our training schools are based in Palma, Antibes and Fort Lauderdale for all crew training needs.

With our recruitment specialists in Antibes and Palma looking after recruitment for yachts around the world.

JOHN WYBORN
Tel.: +33 4 93 34 47 73
Position: Training Director
Website: https://www.bluewateryachting.com/

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