West Nautical’s annual Superyacht Captain’s Command and Control course is back by popular demand and set to return for 2021
Superyacht Captain's Command
and Control course
West Nautical’s annual Superyacht Captain’s Command and Control course is back by popular demand and set to return for 2021

West Nautical's annual Superyacht Captain's Command and Control course is back by popular demand and set to return for 2021

West Nautical will be hosting its annual MNTB recognised command and control training course from 19 – 21 October 2021.

Designed specifically for those who possess a STCW Reg A-II/2 Master (Yacht) 3000GT or above, the training programme will be run in association with South Shields Marine School and AkzoNobel Paints and Coatings company.

The first two days will be spent in a 360-degree bridge simulator at the Marine School, where delegates will be put through a series of scenarios with the aim of improving bridge team resource management and emergency response.

West Nautical, along with Kate Gillespie from KG Maritime, have developed the simulated scenarios to be superyacht-specific and crew-focused to ensure that delegates gain valuable experience in a realistic environment, with the course having been recognised by the Merchant Navy Training Board.

Following each simulator session, a debrief takes place where delegates can analyse the actions taken and the responses to the scenarios to allow them to identify any learning points that can be taken back and put into practice on board.


The third day at the AkzoNobel Awlgrip factory will follow to continue the training with classroom seminars incorporating real-time incident investigations with a maritime lawyer and casualty surveyor, with all-inclusive evening entertainment included throughout the full course duration.

The three-day course will allow you to challenge yourself alongside fellow yacht captains in South Shields Marine School’s state-of-the-art marine simulation centre on a simulated superyacht.

The course has been designed for experienced superyacht captains, but it is also suitable to senior Chief Officers holding a valid Master 3000GT license (or above) who are looking for simulated command experience prior to taking their first command.

Having received Merchant Navy Training Board recognition in 2016, participants shall receive a certificate of recognised qualification by attending the course.

With only a limited number of spaces available this course provides a fantastic opportunity for Captains to network, update their skills and acquire new knowledge to implement once back on board. A series of evening entertainment will also be arranged in some of Newcastle’s finest restaurants.

The course fees are £1,200.00 plus VAT per person + accommodation fees of £85.00 per night in a 4* city centre hotel. Course fees include all airport transfers, local transport, lunch and evening meals and entertainment.

Previous attendee, Captain Dean Pilatti of M/Y Ariance said: “This course has far exceeded my expectations. I have learned far more than I could have in a year on my own bridge!” and Captain William Kaye of M/Y Coral Ocean said: “As a Captain, it gives you a level of training we’re not able to do onboard. The simulator provides the setting for training command and control emergency scenarios. I’d highly recommend it as an additional course beyond the requirements as an excellent tool and learning process for an experienced Master.”

For further information about West Nautical’s Command and Control course or to read more testimonials from graduates, visit https://westnautical.com/services/training/

To sign up for the upcoming course contact training@westnautical.com or call +44 191 478 9920

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