The Superyacht Scholarship
Get an amazing head start for a brilliant career in luxury yachting!

2017 winners have now been announced!

Meet our generous sponsors

We have brought together the industry's top people to make this competition possible!

We are extremely grateful to the following generous people and companies who are contributing their time and resources free of charge to the scholarships and Grand Prize collection. Even if you are not one of the lucky prize winners these are the top names you will need on your journey to making your luxury yachting career dream a reality!
Sponsors are listed in order of joining our scholarship program.
The Crew Coach - Private Career Coaching & Team Performance
The Crew Coach helps people advance their careers in the superyacht industry. Founded by industry insider Alison Rentoul, The Crew Coach offers career strategy coaching, leadership training, and CV services to help clients break in, move up, manage people and ultimately move on from the exciting yet sometimes maddening world of yachting. We also deliver customized onboard training to develop high performing teams.
Crew Eyewear - Sunglasses For Crew
Crew Eyewear are the leaders in sun and protection technology when it comes to our eyes. Our philosophy is all about your style and image combined with the ultimate protection against the harsh reflective rays from the sea and the white of the yachts themselves. Personalised and branded sunglasses are available.
The Glamorgan - Crew House
The Glamorgan crew house is celebrating her 10th year providing the best yacht crew accommodation in the heart of the historic town of Antibes. Ideally situated near the crew agencies, training facilities, bars, restaurants, super markets and post office. Only a 2 minute walk from the bus and train stationsPort Vauban Marina is a short 5 minute walk.
Debbie's Crew House - Crew House
Located 5 minutes by train from Antibes station, and 20 minutes by train from Nice, Debbie’s Crew House is the perfect relaxing spot to chill beneath the Mediterranean sun, during your often stressful quest to find a yacht job! With a pool, outdoor tables, BBQ, spacious lounge and kitchen, big-screen HD TV with full HD Sky (including movies and sport), free WiFi and printing, open fire, four rabbits and a dog, this bright and airy crew house will soon become your home away from home!
Naneen Rossi Photography - CV & Professional Portraits
Previously a London based photographer specialising in music portraits and fashion photography, Naneen is now a Riviera based photographer living on the Cap d’Antibes. Naneen is The Crew Coach’s preferred CV Portrait photographer and the go-to person for all crew requiring a professional image for a range of applications such as crew profiles, CVs and social media profiles.
The Professional Yachting Association - For Crew Worldwide
PYA is a not for profit association run for crew by crew. Throughout the evolution of manning and certification regulations affecting crew on large yachts, the PYA have represented the luxury yacht industry. The PYA offers up to date, informed advice on training and certification issues along with practical information regarding the Maritime Labour Convention and other employment regulations.
The Crew Grapevine - Crew House
Owned and operated by ex crew Jennifer and Jason Downes, Crew Grapevine provides quality shore side accommodation to superyacht crew, those seeking that end and the occasional curious tourist. We have two large private townhouses in the centre of old Antibes. Both properties are within 100m of the port and situated between the crew recruitment agencies and yachting schools.
Luxury Hospitality Group - Luxury Hospitality Trainings
The Luxury Hospitality Academy provides 7-star interior and hospitality training for crew onboard superyachts and high-end (river) cruise ships, and for staff at private residences, luxury villas, boutique hotels and resorts. We built on the network of Interior Yacht Services who provide all training solutions for the Luxury Hospitality Academy. All our trainings are accredited through the PYA GUEST programme.
Amandine – Experts in Chef Placement
At Amandine we're passionate about food and we love working with chefs who feel the same. That's why we specialise in finding freelance, short term and permanent positions for inspired and talented chefs - some with Michelin star experience, some newly qualified and others with particular areas of expertise. We're based in the South of France but place Chefs in jobs all around the world. 
Amma's Crew House
Amma's crew house is the Original crew accomodation in Antibes. Located in Antibes, in a residential area, walking distance from the Port, crew agencies, bars, restaurants, and train station. We sleep up to 14 guests, each room has bathroom ensuite. There is a large garden to relax, wooden bbq, free wifi, fully equiped kitchen and an outdoor lounge area. Private couples room are also available.
Quay Crew - Crew Agency
We pride ourselves on making crew recruitment personal and in turn making sure we build long term relationships with Clients & Candidates alike to ensure we are placing the right crew on the right yachts. Quay Crew recruit everything from Captains to Stewardesses, Engineers to Chefs and all of those other challenging positions which require unique skills and experience.
Camper & Nicholsons International - Crew Division
Camper & Nicholsons Crew Placement Division has vast industry contacts as well as a comprehensive database of over 20,000 qualified crew. Whether you are looking for a long term addition to your team or a relief worker to get you out of a jam, we can help you find the right person. We personally interview every one of our candidates, checking no less than three references and compile all certificates, menus, and relevant documents.
Bluewater Yachting - Crew Training
Bluewater offer MCA Master and RYA Yachtmaster courses in Antibes and Palma for those starting in yachting and all the required modules to reach the highest levels of professional yachting. You may book & pay for your training courses online. We also provide yacht charter, yacht brokerage, crew training, crew placement and yacht management to worldwide yachting clients and crew.
Secrets de Cuisine - Chef Training
Already hugely experienced and rich in culinary knowledge, Cédric Séguela has always had a thirst for learning. In addition to several seasons as a luxury yacht chef, Cedric has worked for well known business people and celebrities, providing these exacting clients with the highest level of cuisine and service. His school was the first to be accredited to deliver the new MCA compliant Ship's Cook Certification and related courses.
The Crew House - Antibes
The Crewhouse opened in 2000 and renovated in 2014 is the original crewhouse in Antibes. The Crewhouse includes 6 bedrooms with free wifi, ensuite bathroom, the Man Cave, a large kitchen with dining area, a lounge with Sky TV and a computer area. All these open onto an interior courtyard where our Crewhouse residents meet and network with each other. You'll find everything you need here at the Crew House!
YPI Crew - Crew Agency
YPI Crew has been providing an unparalleled yacht crew recruitment service for the yachting industry since 2002. As a yacht crew agency, we focus entirely on the efficient and successful placement of quality crew worldwide, including deckhands, stewards and stewardesses, bosuns, chefs, officers, engineers and captains.
YPI Crew is a yacht crew agency that listens to you and works with you.
Horizons Financial Solutions For Yacht Crew
Horizons is a bespoke team of professional advisers who understand the yachting industry and who have created a unique  range of products to help your money work just as hard as you do. Our team are here to help you get into great economic habits some of which will save you money and others to make you money, thereby securing your financial future in the easiest manner with secure, simple and cost effective solutions.
Warsash Superyacht Academy
Warsash Superyacht Academy is a pioneering initiative from Warsash Maritime Academy, a global centre of maritime excellence, and its parent organisation, Southampton Solent University. We are the world’s premier maritime education and training provider. In addition to the training we offer at our campuses, and together with our training partners, we provide bespoke onboard training solutions.
Onshore Cellars
Onshore Cellars is the only company to provide not just wine provisioning, but a complete solution for yachts, villas and private clients throughout the world. With hundreds of wines in stock, free impartial advice, bespoke storage solutions and wine sourcing, we are pioneering a change in the way your owners buy and access their wines. On top of this our entire team are ex-yacht crew, so we know and understand your needs.
Zephyr Training
Zephyr Yachting is recognised for its expertise in providing the highest quality service and training standards with the MCA and RYA (Royal Yachting Association). Zephyr’s professional trainers will assist you to reach your personal or professional objectives in a fun and safe learning environment. Crew training and boat courses are available from Zephyr on the French Riviera and Port Montenegro.
Deckers Uniforms for Yachts
Deckers Uniforms was founded in 1986 and began as a small shop in Santa Catalina in Mallorca.
In 2005 after coming ashore David and Lucy Ireland took over the helm and steered Deckers onto a new course. Today Deckers stretches across the globe with showrooms in Mallorca, Barcelona and Antibes including outposts in the Caribbean and Asia, as well as a network of agents around the world, supplying customised uniforms to yachts globally.
Roaming Expert
With over 15 years of industry experience within the telecoms market, we have used our knowledge to build mobile roaming tariffs tailored to the specific needs of the yachting industry. Offering European, worldwide and bespoke tariffs, we can incorporate either voice & data or data-only solutions, which can be altered on a monthly basis to reflect where your yacht is in the world!
Watch the replay of the LIVE winners announcement webinar hosted by
Alison Rentoul, founder of The Crew Coach