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Superyacht Interior Crew Hospitality Training

The Xone Superyacht Academy,  Interior Crew Hospitality Training Courses will provide you with multiple skills and a professional knowledge of your role onboard as a Superyacht Stewardess  and Steward. Successful graduates can confidently accept any Steward/ess assignment on superyachts anywhere in the world. You will graduate with two internationally recognised certificates:

  • IYT Worldwide certificate for Professional Superyacht Hospitality
  • IYT Worldwide certificate for Small Powerboat & RIB Master(MCA Approved)

In addition to this course, interior staff must also hold STCW certification

The following syllabus will cover many aspects of the service industry and is an excellent future reference book.

*The Superyacht Industry

Number & types of yachts

Flag State Registrations

Private and Commercial Yachts

STCW & Nautical Qualification

MCA (British Coastguard)

Chain of Command

Rank & Position

Resumes / Interviewing

Crew Agreements

Personal Appearance & Hygiene

Rules Onboard

Nautical / Military Time

Vendor Contracts

Guest Arrival

Preference Forms


Basic Safety

VHF Radio

Phonetic Alphabet

Nautical Terminology & Vessel Familiarisation


*Bar/Wine & Food Service Theory

Bartending Terminology

Cocktail Garnishes

Bar Equipment

Bar Inventory




Fortified & Aromatized Wines

Beverage Provisioning

Serving Wine

Wine Bottle Shapes

Decanting Wine

Wine Temperatures

Pouring Wine

Wine with Food

Matching Wine & Food

Wine Labels

Champagne Service

Pre-dinner checklist

Styles of Service

Serving Tips

Serving Order

Formal Meal Sequence

Proper Clearing Order

Proper Use of Utensils

Placement of Used Flatware

Place Settings

Various Utensils

Napkin Folding – practical

Food Safety & Hygiene

Various Diets (veg, kosher,etc.)

Afternoon Tea

Cheese Service

Caviar Service

Cigar Service

In-Cabin Service

Turn Down Service


*Bar/Wine & Food Service Practical


Bar Equipment




Fortified & Aromatized Wines

Serving Wine

Wine Bottle Shapes

Decanting Wine

Pouring Wine

Champagne Service

Table Place Settings

Various Utensils

Coordinate with local restaurant and spirits supplier/distributor to aid with instruction & practical application


*Interior Detailing/Laundry

Cleaning without Guests Onboard

Cleaning with Guests Onboard

Cleaning Supplies

Caring for Stemware

Caring for China

Polishing Silver

Bed Making – practical

Laundry & Stain Removal

Perhaps coordinate with local hotel to aid with instruction on cleaning & practical application of bedmaking


*Special Skills

Flower Arranging – practical

Fruit Baskets

Daily Duties

Review Culinary Terms

Review How to Clean Things A to Z



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