Galileo Maritime Academy

Superyacht Career Entry Courses

Discover how you can build your very own successful superyacht career while traveling the world in luxury and style

At Galileo Maritime Academy we have the industry experience and network connections to be able to provide those looking for adventure and a lucrative career the quickest route into the exciting world of superyachts.

As Galileo crew candidates are highly sought after within the industry, the expectation from our superyacht partners is of a world class standard. To guarantee our partners expectations are met by those we put forward for vacant roles, it is essential to address the requirements of the industry along with the factors that stand before those with applicable experience and/or desire to begin a career as superyacht crew.

Getting Started on a Superyacht Career Path

The prerequisite for working on any maritime vessel over 24 meters begins with the STCW (Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping) 2010 Course, consisting of 5 separate modules. As our network of industry partner superyachts and recruitment agencies consist exclusively of vessels over 24 metres, it is mandatory to first have this qualification before application.

For those not holding an STCW 2010 certificate already, we at Galileo offer the highest calibre of STCW 2010 training courses available in the world, conducted using state-of-the-art facilities and equipment all accredited by the British Government Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA). For those in the maritime industry, the MCA accreditation is the gold standard and the only qualification accepted in all maritime nations.

To further separate your application from the crowd and to ensure that you have the necessary experience when being put forward for your first interview, we strongly recommend enrolling in our Superyacht Career Entry course, giving you the MCA STCW 2010 certification and the opportunity to specialise in one or two of the four entry level proficiencies for career entry positions:

Deckhand

Steward / Stewardess

Chef

Engineer

What You Get

Training Course Overview 

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  • Transfers to/from Phuket International Airport
  • Onsite luxury accommodation
  • All-inclusive food and drink
  • UK & International qualifications & certificates
  • Free WI-FI & laundry services
  • All required course material

Documentation

Certifications Included

  • Superyacht interior and exterior certificate of proficiency
  • GMA Powerboat Level 2 certificate
  • Food & Hygiene Level 2 certificate
  • MCA Basic Safety Training (STCW 2010) Course
  • MCA proficiency in Fire Prevention and Fire Fighting
  • MCA proficiency in Personal Survival Techniques
  • MCA proficiency in Elementary First Aid
  • MCA proficiency in Personal Safety & Social Responsibility
  • MCA proficiency in Security Awareness

NOTE: Your flights to and from Phuket are not included in the course fee, and must be arranged and paid for by each student themselves

Packing Your Bags

What You Need To Bring

  • A copy of the front page of your passport
  • A copy of your identity card
  • Laptop computer; minimum 8GB
  • USB flash drive
  • Pens and paper notebook.
  • Two or  three shorts (beige / white)
  • Flat soft shoes (beige / black / white)
  • Flip flops
  • Swimming suit
  • Sunglasses
  • Outfit for special evening occasions
  • Toiletries – Toothbrush, toothpaste, soap, shaver, etc.
  • Medical Kit – if required.

Start Your New Career

Book Your Course 

You can get in touch with us by filling in the form below and attached your current resume, a recent photograph and any valid and relevant certifications. We will contact you to arrange a call with one of our Superyacht Careers Advisers to establish how best to proceed with your application.

Superyacht Career Entry

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What To Expect

Galileo Training Experiences

Check out just some of the experiences you can look forward to when training to begin your superyacht career at Galileo Maritime Academy…

Jet Ski Riding

Part of our Superyacht Career Entry Personal Water Craft module will give you the chance to learn to jet ski, next to the beautiful mangroves of Mai Khao located right on the doorstep of Galileo Maritime Academy.

Wake-board & Water-skiing

Learn to not only waterski and wakeboard yourself, but to be able to teach others. Another part of gaining the skills to work onboard a Superyacht that is always remembered fondly by our crew trainees.

Island Adventures

Explore Phang Nga bay and the hundreds of islands located within. This exciting day out is part of your Superyacht Career Entry course. Learning how to navigate your way through this tropical landscape is an experience like no other.

Exotic Food & Drinks

No maritime experience in the tropics is complete without enjoying an authentic beach lunch with your fellow crew trainees.

Hands On Training

Our practical hands-on-training on board Superyachts located at Phuket Yacht Haven Marina will give you the opportunity to get a feel for what its like to be a crew member for the day.

Rescue Boat Sessions

Learning to pilot the fast rescue boat is a hair raising experience. Pilot her through the shallow waters of the mangroves and maneuver through the amazing seascape found outside Phuket Yacht Haven Marina, where Phang Nga bay meets the Indian Ocean.

Night Markets

A trip to Phuket is not complete without a visit to the vibrant night markets. Whether you want to pick up some gifts or try some of the local cuisine, this an experience in itself.

Private Swimming Pool

Don’t forget that Galileo Maritime Academy has its very own swimming pool, perfect for you to cool down and relax after a great day out at sea, or learning to fight fires as part of your basic security and safety training.

Beach Sessions

Take some time to visit the stunning Nai Yang beach after your course is completed, just 15 minutes away from the academy. A renowned spot for superyacht crew to go and mingle in the evening after a day in the office.

Fine Dining

The Yacht Haven Deck restaurant, just a few hundred meters away from the Galileo crew residence and in of one of Asia’s largest Superyacht marinas. With a broad western and Thai menu, this is a great place to enjoy some great dishes while planning your career path.

VIP Transport

Wherever you want to visit, travel in style with Galileo’s very own VIP minivan transport service. Available at great rates for Galileo students and the perfect way to embark on any Phuket adventure.

Private Games Room

Galileo Maritime Academy’s recreation room provides a fantastic view over Phuket Yacht Haven Marina, which can be enjoyed after a day of training with a game of pool or while kicking back and watching a movie.

 Testimonials

What Our Customers Say

David Fleming
David Fleming
04:58 22 Feb 20
Very professionally delivered training, great trainers and very good facilities.
Hamish Brewer
Hamish Brewer
12:16 11 Feb 20
Knowledgeable and friendly team in nice facilities. A good experience.
James Foster
James Foster
05:11 23 Jan 20
Top quality maritime academy located on Phuket. They offer a variety of courses which are well organised and catered for. There is the option to stay at their on-campus accommodation (clean, convenient fully catered) or to find your own accommodation nearby.The instructors and staff are... accommodating and friendly and the facilities are top-notch: rescue boats, motorboat, (on land) galley, a warehouse with a number of engines (for dismantling and rebuilding), a recreation room, living quarters, fire rooms (with fairly new fire fighting equipment for firefighting practice), pool and much more. The food provided is delicious. However, there are also some nice restaurants within walking distance. The location is ideal: not far from the airport, on the marina and surrounded by beauty!All in all, everything is to a high standard and provided for. The rest of your experience is what you (and your teammates) make of it.read more
Davina Pickering
Davina Pickering
03:49 20 Dec 19
Impressive professional set up with friendly team members. Beautiful location
Dany Longbow
Dany Longbow
05:10 29 Nov 19
2 days off shore...competent teachers...friendly crew on well maintained and equipped powerboats...ship ahoy 🙋⚓
Michael Johnston
Michael Johnston
03:37 08 Nov 19
I recently attended GMA to do some refresher courses for my British Master Class1 CoC. The courses were excellent. The staff were very professional and the courses succinct and to the point.The facilities for the courses were excellent as was the accommodation and meals. The location was not too... bad either.I will definitely be returning, and would recommend GMA to anyone looking to update their CoC's or further their continuous professional development (CPD). Thank you to everyone at GMA.read more
Francesco Gigliotti
Francesco Gigliotti
13:43 07 Nov 19
Everything was exactly as expected .... Tom and Shameine are two professionals (they have been on board for a long time and "they know of what they are talking about" - you know what I mean -) The crew helping them are very nice people capable of making you feel at home .... the Owner, Anthony,... will introduce you to the secret of the vessels design , tell you story of the origin of the terminology commonly used nowadays and help you out promoting yourself optimizing your CV for the position you aspire to fullfil in this industry ..... Everything for me was worth every single € I've spent and the reason why I say this it's because I'm commenting this post sit in my first yacht "Mess" area ..... Ready for my first trip as a crew member after only few weeks from the end of my courses..... And check my age because I'm not a spring chicken anymore ..... Thank you GALILEO with all my heartread more
Christopher Tyson
Christopher Tyson
08:09 07 Nov 19
An excellent STCW 2010 course run by very experienced and competent personnel. The classes were conducted in a fun but serious manner, with the primary Trainers displaying an approachable but professional attitude. This, along with the STCW having MCA accreditation, I highly recommend studying at... GMA. You won't be disappointed. Be prepared for a difficult fire fighting practical with full kit including BA set. There's no garden hose here!Special thanks to Tom, Shermaine, the Thai assistant trainers, and staff at the Academy.read more
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Didier Mangin
Didier Mangin
2020-02-26T03:03:20+0000
Went to make my STCW refreshment, and had fun. Good team, good practice. Happy Captain...
Skopalová Adéla
Skopalová Adéla
2020-02-18T17:27:00+0000
Can only recommend Galileo Academy! Courses are very informative, exciting and fun. I attended stewardess, deckhand... course as well as STCW and I would definitely recommend all of them. They are perfect gateway to the yacht industry. The whole Galileo team is very professional and friendly and if you chose to stay in academy, everybody will make you feel at home. Anthony, Sarah, Shemaine, Tom, Kik... everybody... Thank you very much. You guys do excelent job!read more
Julie Rausenberger
Julie Rausenberger
2019-12-22T14:08:06+0000
I had a fabulous time at Galileo! 💯 I took the STCW2010 and stayed at the academy accommodation. I could not have... imagined a better setting to take the course, everything was excellently organized, thanks to the extremely professional team! 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼 Thank you all! 💕 And if you read this: don’t hesitate to book your courses at Galileo. ✅ You won’t regret it! 🤩read more
Lachie Antwon
Lachie Antwon
2019-11-25T06:45:50+0000
Definitely reccomend Galileo Maritime centre !! Nice facilities, very friendly staff and cool location. Get there !!!
Roy Rosenholm
Roy Rosenholm
2019-11-07T14:22:14+0000
Very professional training. Highly recommended.
Magalie Perron Kudirka
Magalie Perron Kudirka
2019-11-07T07:41:05+0000
Highly recommend Galileo Maritime Academy, staff is great as well as the training. Great facilities and food!
Craig Johnson
Craig Johnson
2019-10-19T06:44:22+0000
Very nice setup at Galileo.
Dstrng Bwoy
Dstrng Bwoy
2019-09-03T17:53:45+0000
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Jackson Kennedy
Jackson Kennedy
2019-09-02T06:46:57+0000
I completed my STCW at the Academy. I had an awesome week there and learnt so much. The teachers, staff, facilities,... accom, food and other students were all amazing. I definitely recommend to everyone!read more
Lexie Tbl
Lexie Tbl
2019-07-20T02:04:05+0000
My boyfriend and I just finished our STCW Basic Safety Course with Galileo. We couldn’t be happier about the quality... of training we received. From the time we arrived until the time we left, they went above our expectations. Our experience with Galileo started with a warm welcome, and a tour of the premises showing us everything we could need during our stay with them. Our first instructor, Tom, taught us Fire Prevention & Fire Fighting, Personal Survival Techniques, and Personal Security Awareness. The highlight of the course for us was the Fire Fighting Training, Tom and his Fire Fighting Team showed us all the equipment they have, and we were able to try everything. They made the training realistic, went above the requirements, and made the experience SAFE and FUN.Our second instructor, Shemaine, taught us Elementary First Aid, and Personal Safety & Social Responsibility. Her medical background is a great asset when it comes to teaching the Elementary First Aid. She is patient, and thorough. To my opinion, we can never have too much First Aid Training and she is very good at teaching it.Shemaine and Tom speak perfect English, they are knowledgeable and have a lot of experience on board cruise boats. Both are amazing instructors. They share anecdotes in the classroom, creating a great atmosphere.All other staffs are very helpful and professional, everybody is wearing a uniform so it’s very easy to recognize them. The premises are beautiful, in stunning conditions. The food is delicious and they can adapt the menu to meet all diet requirements. They also have a coffee machine making tasty coffee you can use at will. Thank you so much Galileo for your great standards of training, we were very impressed and we highly recommend anyone to take this course with you.read more
Fatih Ali Şahin
Fatih Ali Şahin
2019-04-18T08:04:11+0000
We are looking for brokers and brokers who can sell fishing boats and trawl fishing boats.Commission is suitable... whatsapp contact +905493200991read more
Manasanan Singtokaew Issell
Manasanan Singtokaew Issell
2019-01-21T08:11:07+0000
STCW จบลงแล้ววันนี้... มีความสุขกับเพื่อนร่วมห้องและครูผู้สอนเป็นอย่างมาก ทำให้อยากเรียนต่อ จากความกลัวที่ไม่เคยเจอและต้องเจอ เปลี่ยนเป็นความเชื่อใจและมั่นใจว่าเราต้องทำได้ กำลังใจจากครูผู้สอนและผู้ช่วยที่ให้กับเราทุกคนดีมากๆ แล้วตอนนี้ก็รู้สึกอยากเรียนต่อค่ะread more
Olga Gorodova
Olga Gorodova
2019-01-21T07:44:16+0000
Beautiful, friendly environment! Nice and experienced teachers, come and study here!
Ansuléne Anna Van Zyl
Ansuléne Anna Van Zyl
2019-01-21T07:42:20+0000
I did my STCW 2010 at Galileo Maritime Academy, and it was an amazing, fun experience for me.The staff is great and... friendly. They made the course engaging and interesting!Thank you Galileo for helping me build my future!read more
Raviraj Stanly
Raviraj Stanly
2018-12-29T11:13:21+0000
Had a great time during our STCW, AEC & Deckhand engineer training- wonderful infrastructure, professional crew,... awesome Nation and people 👍read more
Dan Briggs
Dan Briggs
2018-12-19T20:11:04+0000
I would highly recommend Galileo Maritime Academy to anyone trying to get into the super yacht Industry, from the first... day arriving to the last day they treat you as one of their own accepting you into their family, teaching you and making sure you have everything you need not only for the course but future too. From Matt teaching the AEC, Tommee (also his assistant Kan) with the practical side, Anthony with his years of experience and Shemaine (also her assistant Kiki) with her first aid and just advice about the industry, I can't fault their knowledge and also care they take in actively guiding their students. I look forward to progressing my career and returning back to Galileo with refresher courses and also course that may further my knowledge.Thanks again guys! Hope to see you soon.read more
Antoine Du Haut-Versailles
Antoine Du Haut-Versailles
2018-11-29T05:23:42+0000
Great experience in Galileo! I totally recommend this academy. Great staff, great courses, amazing place. Nothing to... say but just Merci beaucoup!read more
Timothy O'Leary
Timothy O'Leary
2018-10-31T03:01:21+0000
Had such an amazing time learning from the Galileo team. I did the 2-week long deckhand course and lived in with the... other students throughout the training. It was a fantastic experience, one that I would recommend to anybody who wants to explore the world on some of the most luxurious superyachts in the world. Phuket is also the perfect place to do this training as the weather is pristine year-round. Thanks again to the entire team at Galileo. Wishing you all the best!read more
Thomas Toselli
Thomas Toselli
2018-10-29T04:10:13+0000
I did the full course DSS + STCW with Galileo Maritime Academy and it was a very good and very interesting experience... from the begining to the end! Since the first day when Tom and Kan came to pick me up at the airport, I could feel the nice vibes, like a familly!The facilities of the academy are all great, new and well maintain! Once you go there, you are put in conditions like if you were working on a yacht and they develop also the team work! Anyway, the food prepared for you as well are excellent and in huge quantity! The training itself is complete, you cover all the aspect that you need to be able to start your carreer with confidence and everything is done by serious profesional but with a nice part of fun too! I could go on like this for a long time, so I will just say a big thank you to all the team and people that I have met during the training and I can only highly recommend Galileo if you wish to start your adventure on yacht! Jeep going guys and see you soonread more
Michelle Ravn Palmér
Michelle Ravn Palmér
2018-10-12T09:28:29+0000
This was truly an amazing experience. After been doing the STCW course I feel well equipped to go out and meet the... yachting industry. Have to also mention the fantastic food and services provided while staying onsite. Highly recommended!read more
Maung Kyaw Htun Linn
Maung Kyaw Htun Linn
2018-10-09T03:44:16+0000
Itim Khanom
Itim Khanom
2018-07-30T14:45:06+0000
Hello Galileo team! Missed you guys already. I’m Just hopping by to say hi and say thank you for training me to... become a competence and confidence Yacht crew. Galileo team is awesome, caring and full of energy. They were willing to help me and answer all the questions that I asked. Facility here is great, location is wonderful and people are super! I’m now working on board a super yacht in Phuket marina � so cheers to all Galileo members and hopefully we will meet again.read more
Barry Mutch
Barry Mutch
2018-06-15T05:51:59+0000
Having been in the maritime and oil industry for most of my working life, I have completed numerous fire fighting... courses etc. I found Galileo's fire fighting training to be the most realistic I have ever done. Great course. Also their new lifeboat David system is second to none. Great course ran by great people. Highly recommend.read more
Aaron Harkins
Aaron Harkins
2018-05-27T10:05:47+0000
William Dodd
William Dodd
2018-05-16T09:12:17+0000
Just did three MCA short courses and was very impressed indeed. Excellent with absolutely nothing to fault. Will choose... Galileo again for sure. Many Thanks!read more
Leroy Mcdougall
Leroy Mcdougall
2018-05-11T09:22:16+0000
Thank you everyone at Galileo maritime academy. Iv had a ball, while completing my AEC and EDH!Cheers!!!
Malcolm Alexander III
Malcolm Alexander III
2018-05-11T08:45:59+0000
Overall experience was good! Instructors are clearly experienced and helpful, ready to answer any questions. Residence... is nice and cozy, and has a very homely feel! The location on Google Maps should be rectified ASAP to avoid confusion.read more
James Niphat
James Niphat
2018-05-11T08:23:38+0000
It's a great course. I had a lot of experience when I came here. Have found a new society, life, they care for me very... well. And everything is very good.��read more
Ivan Breslauer
Ivan Breslauer
2018-05-11T06:54:18+0000
I was more than happy with the academy's teaching quality, knowledge, advices, real life anecdotes that were shared... with us, as well as the overall friendly atmosphere.Both Tom and Shemaine are amazing, experienced, passionate instructors, as are the assistants. I'm happy I chose them to do my training with.The only downside was the google maps location which is wrong and can be misleading, so rely on the location mentioned on their website until they fix the google maps location.read more
Thomas Chong
Thomas Chong
2018-02-21T10:25:23+0000
Marcus Deighton
Marcus Deighton
2018-02-21T00:19:22+0000
Excellent courses, good facilities and great staff, lovely location all in all i enjoyed myself and was looked after,... look forward to doing my advanced refreshers later this year..read more
สมพงษ์ สวนสระน้อย
สมพงษ์ สวนสระน้อย
2018-01-28T04:03:03+0000
Niel Myles
Niel Myles
2017-12-19T03:42:59+0000
The STCW course was vey good and easy to understand the theory before the practical
Rattikal Laothongsan
Rattikal Laothongsan
2017-12-14T02:47:50+0000
Ning Wonderland
Ning Wonderland
2017-11-13T04:33:24+0000
The best maritime school!
Andy Middleton
Andy Middleton
2017-10-13T00:36:30+0000
Jong Moon Lee
Jong Moon Lee
2017-06-16T12:50:06+0000
Great Course and Wonderful staffs. It was wonderful time to staying there.The training not only provide the general... information of being on board but also learning how to build up as team and living in the team. The staffs is the best and they will really help you for your training and how to living in the yacht.read more
Scott Wade
Scott Wade
2017-04-29T10:03:17+0000
Excellent academy. Very professional. Highly recommend
Fredrik Tellefsen
Fredrik Tellefsen
2017-04-02T03:28:06+0000
very professional program. was greeted by some very friendly people. i did the deckhand\steward course and had a great... time togehter with the staff at galileo and the people i got to know there. galileo got me a work intervju after only 2 days after the course, and i started work the day after, on a sailing yacht. i have oonly good things to say about my expirience here, and recomend it for everyone who want to travel and work in the superyacht industry!read more
Cjen Perken
Cjen Perken
2017-03-30T10:53:46+0000
My name is Nejc (Nate) NekrepI have recently taken the Steward and Deckhand Superyacht Course at Galileo Maritime... Academy.I must admit i will very rarely prepare myself to write the review but in this case i would like to share about the experience and service that has been delivered from the Galileo team.I have done various courses in the past, and i have never experienced the level of care and effort delivered in the way that we have received on this course.To add-up, the organization of things was incredible, we received so much knowledge and practical experience, over all experience was amazing!For the last part i would like to thank to every single member of the Galileo training team, you guys are amazing, i would like to point special thanks to Anthony, Shemaine, Tom, Sara, Mary, Mark, Ilene who have spent the most time with us, as well to the rest of the team!I would recommend Galileo Maritime Academy to everyone with interest of making the career at sea!Anyone with any questions is more than welcome to PM me and i will gladly answer them.read more
Rabong Ben
Rabong Ben
2017-03-12T19:38:55+0000
Thomas Scholtz
Thomas Scholtz
2017-02-27T00:48:58+0000
Awesome school, really enjoyed the 2 days of training with you guys. It was just a stcw refresher course but still.... Would definitely look at coming back here for future training courses. Keep up the good work guys!!read more
Christer Jönsson
Christer Jönsson
2017-02-20T05:34:53+0000
Graduating from the academy today and I have had a wonderful time here. Great instructors & a great choice of location.... Money well spent and I will definitely return here for more training courses when the time comes.read more
Rabiab Lan
Rabiab Lan
2017-02-05T09:57:10+0000
Gould Kanlaya
Gould Kanlaya
2017-02-04T13:58:05+0000
Laura Wright
Laura Wright
2017-02-03T15:47:39+0000
Amazing experience had here. Professional and personal training! The best way to begin my career on superyachts.... Everything was included from food, accommodation, fun activities and travel from airport and marinas.The team are incredible, they are committed to ensuring you are comfortable and receiving thorough training.read more
Tommee Sebastian
Tommee Sebastian
2017-02-03T10:36:48+0000
Kanlaya Yas
Kanlaya Yas
2017-02-03T09:03:08+0000
Dalton Osborne
Dalton Osborne
2017-02-03T07:33:36+0000
Thanks to the team at Galileo. Highly recommend them as a training and recruitment facility.
Shemaine Sebastian
Shemaine Sebastian
2017-02-03T06:58:59+0000
Mary Mardsatool
Mary Mardsatool
2017-02-03T06:52:19+0000
Anthony Gould
Anthony Gould
2017-02-03T06:51:01+0000
Wow! Excellent 15 days of MCA training including first class accommodation, food and drinks plus practical work on... superyachts and tenders at sea in Phang Nga Bay - great value too.read more
Napakkamon Techat
Napakkamon Techat
2017-02-03T06:50:43+0000
Anthony Galileo Maritime
Anthony Galileo Maritime
2017-02-03T06:49:00+0000
Za Kab
Za Kab
2017-01-21T16:14:04+0000
Does it really take 17 days to respond to an email enquiry regarding the schedule for 4 courses, accommodation and... prices? In fact, I've received an answer regarding only 1 of the 4 courses, in 2 separate emails sent 2 weeks apart...after an international phone call and a reminder email from me. I've not set foot on the training facilities yet and I'm already unimpressed.read more
Ganesh Singh Kanwal
Ganesh Singh Kanwal
2016-10-12T03:22:22+0000
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