Did You Know?
The world’s biggest solar-powered boat is called the PlanetSolar. The enormous roof is a continuous array of photovoltaic cells measuring 536 square meters.
The superyacht industry offers many career opportunities for young people ranging from a deckhand to a steward or even an engineer. You don’t even need to have any sailing experience; you can learn to sail as part of your training. The UK Sailing Association (UKSA) is a non-profit organisation based in the Isle of Wight which runs training courses to help you get started in your superyachting career. UKSA has a very good reputation in the industry and many superyachtsman recognise it to be at the forefront of superyacht training.
18 March 2014, by UKSA
The latest cohort of UKSA cadets have left the Cowes campus to find work within the superyacht industry following the end of the first phase of their training.
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24 January 2014, by Seavision
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