Refine Your Superyacht Tender Handling Skills over 12 Days

When the pressure is on, experience counts, and inexperience shows. If you haven't had sufficient time at the helm, you are not only going to limit the opportunities to get behind it, but you are also going to limit your job opportunities. Savvy Maritime Academy has created a practical course that will help you to step up to the task with the confidence and skill that is demanded by the industry.

Deckhand Tender

Refine Your Superyacht Tender Handling Skills over 12 Days

When the pressure is on, experience counts, and inexperience shows. If you haven't had sufficient time at the helm, you are not only going to limit the opportunities to get behind it, but you are also going to limit your job opportunities. Savvy Maritime Academy has created a practical course that will help you to step up to the task with the confidence and skill that is demanded by the industry.

Deckhand Tender

Tender Course Breakdown (In Fort Lauderdale):

Introduction (Essentials before you take the helm):

  1. Practical Tender Deck Knowledge
    - Lines, fenders, docking, knots and all aspects of anchoring, docking and securing a vessel.
  2. Tender Navigation Tools 
    - Collision Regulations, buoyage, chart work and voyage planning to help you get to where you need to go.
  3. Yacht Tender Handling & Maintenance (Practical Instructed in a 31ft Twin Outboard Center Console):
    1. Thorough knowledge of all components and procedures of a tender including gauges, electronics, equipment, lubricants, coolants & fuel.
    2. Pre-Departure and Arrival Checklist
    3. 10 days of practical tender driving
      • Maneuvering, docking in all conditions and circumstances
      • Open water driving.
      • Understanding how to operate in different sea conditions:
      • Beam Sea
      • Following Sea
      • Head Sea
      • Confused Sea
      • Understanding tender stability when loaded.
        • Disembarking and embarking guests
        • Underway with a fully loaded tender
      • Thorough knowledge of all ways to secure a tender
      • Tender towing
      • Watersports towing and activities
Deckhand Training Academy
Tender Handling Practical
38ft Jupiter Yacht Tender

Opportunities to Gain Experience are Not Always Easy to Come By.

Although some yachts make an effort to give the junior crew a lot of time behind the helm of the tenders, a lot of vessels don't have the time. Experienced tender drivers are generally favored over inexperienced ones, especially when guests are on board. When opportunities do arise, inexperienced crew members often panic and make mistakes. This can result in a long-drawn-out process from months to years before a "guest acceptable" level can be reached. It is up to you to decide whether you would like to wait for the odd opportunity to learn or whether you would like to take control of the situation now.

 

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Deckhand Yacht Tender Training Crew