Take Charge of Your Yachting Career

Flexible, customised, accredited training to help you grow the yachting career you desire.

Don’t sacrifice your earning whilst learning.

The Yacht Stew Academy offers accredited online training so you can develop the right skills at the right time. With 6 month access from sign-up date, you can work around your schedule, whether that be while on watch, during an afternoon on charter break, or on a day off. TYS Academy has been built to work around YOU!

Learning is networking, with every course you gain access to a community of Yacht Crew from around the world.

Meet future colleagues, mentors and friends as you learn with TYS Academy.


Flexible Course


Create the Career You Want
with Flexible Online Learning

Whether you are a Junior Steward(ess) or Interior Manager,
our courses will help you advance your career in the direction you want.

Remote Courses:

Study whenever and wherever, without sacrificing job opportunities.

Learn Through Projects:

Enjoy learning new skills with interactive assignments directly from the suppliers you will work with. These projects focus on real-life situations and tasks.

Transferrable Skills:

Our courses will equip you to excel both during and after your time within the Yachting Industry.

Small Class Sizes:

You’re a part of the Yacht Stew community and will be part of our Facebook Community groups and can talk directly to your trainer and fellow students.

Ready to take a course?

Book a discovery Zoom call with our team.

We’ll help you decide where to start.

Everything you need to step into new roles with confidence.

With the yachting industry rapidly growing and evolving, flexible training is becoming essential.

As long-time yachting professionals, we understand what it’s like to build a career in luxury hospitality. And we know how lonely it can feel when you’re building your career on your own.

TYS Team has more than 20 years of experience working within all aspects of the Interior on Private & Charter yachts from 35m to 100m.

That’s why we’ve created a fully-accredited, flexible, remote-learning program for yachting professionals of all levels.

Whether you are a junior stewardess or the chief stew, our courses will help you build your dream career.

And best of all, our community will be there to support you and cheer you on every step of the way.


The Yacht Stew Team

Hi Gemma, Thank you so much for the zoom call today; it's such an enjoyable part of the course. I got full clarification on feedback, could ask questions and gain more insight into leading a department successfully.I would highly recommend the course to anyone who needs that extra push and confidence boost before stepping up or starting a new role. I also love how the course is always available to you upon completion, so you can also go back for reference if needed. Plus, Gemma is lovely and is thorough in her work; I can trust that I am learning from one of the best (albeit virtually!)

Georgia Orme, Advanced Interior Management & Head of Service Student

I greatly enjoyed the course, I found it full of useful and new information. I loved the mixture of reading, download and video material, it made for an easy and interesting study. Having the quizzes at the end of each module pushed me to remember the information I was writing down and is an effective way to raise the study level. I would recommend this course to anyone wanting to feel confident starting out behind the bar learning some key skills, methods and setting you up well to grow as a mixologist!

Lucie Mostyn, Foundations of Mixology Student

What to Expect at TYS Academy



Regardless of your background, you are welcome to study and grow your professional goals with us. We strongly believe in community over competition. And to us, community means everyone is welcome



Our goal is to give you the tools and training to become the ultimate service professional. So it goes without saying that every question is welcome at TYS Academy. As one of our Captains used to say in terms of safety, “there’s no such thing as a stupid question.” And the same is true for your education and professional growth.



The world is vast and the human race is diverse. We believe yachting should be a reflection of exactly that. We wish to see the yachting community reflect the world we travel, and to accept, train and support a rich and diverse community.



From toilet paper folds to extravagant table settings to decadent cocktails. There are so many avenues to express your unique creativity. We’ve taken this same innate concept and applied it to how we’ve built TYS Academy. We approach every step of our course program with out-of-the-box thinking. We are passionate about delivering highly informative, yet fun and digestible courses.



We believe in bringing a level of professionalism, warmth, and humility in training. That together aims to not only uphold the high level of standards that already exist in the industry but to push them further.

When you train with TYS Academy you will be benefiting from this. You will walk into your position with the finesse and knowledge that ensures your expertise is clear.

Below are a few of our most popular courses!

Head of Service Diploma
Advanced Interior Management
WSET Level 2
Wine List Fundamentals

We can help you grow your career no matter where you call Home

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How it works

Bespoke learning in 3 easy steps



Not sure where to start? We offer a free 15-minute Zoom consultation to suggest which courses might suit you best, in which order, and (best of all) why we recommend that progression.



All TYS Academy courses are offered remotely, with a thriving community and engaging instructors. You’ll never just “sit and read.” Our courses include resource based projects, with real assessments and targeted feedback on your work.



With the knowledge and skills acquired through TYS Academy training, you’ll build a long, successful career in yachting. You’ll also get an accredited certificate to add to your CV.

Got a question? Check out our frequently asked questions.

Are your courses accredited?

Yes, all TYS Academy courses are accredited through various awarding bodies within the UK and the Maritime Industry. We have also partnered with Industry professionals to ensure the course content is relevant and up-to-date with the ever changing demands of the industry.

What do I need to complete a TYS Academy course?

You simply need internet and access to a tablet (iPad) or laptop and motivation to reach your career goals!

How is the content taught?

We believe that Online content should be interactive and fun, similar to what you would expect from a classroom setting. Therefore, all modules include a variety of presentations, voiceovers, videos, images and downloadable templates. Several of our courses also include interactive assessments which will be reviewed by your instructor.

Can I study at my own pace?

Yes! We have designed these courses to ensure that you can manage your own time which is why you will have access for the course for 6 months from the start up date. If you are unable to complete the course during this time, please reach out to [email protected] to discuss your options.

Do I get a certificate?

Absolutely! We want you to be able to put your hard work and effort on your CV and showcase what a fabulous asset you are to an Interior Team.

Are the courses updated regularly?

Yes, the courses are reviewed on a biannual basis. These updates are based on changes within the industry, insight provided by student feedback forms and direct communication with Shipyards, Captains, Owners Representatives and Owners.

Do you provide onboard training?

At TYS Academy, we believe in creating bespoke packages that fit the needs of yourself and the vessel. Please email [email protected] to discuss onboard training options.

Ready to start learning?

Chat with a member of The Yacht Stew Academy team!

In the past 8 years of The Yacht Stew I’ve had the privilege to chat to so many aspiring yacht crew that got in touch with questions they have about the industry, being a stewardess onboard, courses for green & junior crew and also about landing your first position. Over the years the type of questions I get have stayed very similar which made me realise that these are topics most joining steward(ess)es are curious about. That’s why I’ll be hosting a FREE webinar for aspiring stews & junior stews that needs advice, want to connect and have their questions answered.

The free webinar is for anyone that wants to join this incredible industry as a steward(ess) but feels that they need some guidance with where to start and which courses you can do to highlight and build on the experience you already have on your CV. 

🗓 21 April
⏰ 18:00 CET
📩 Register through link in bio
📌 Click on this post to set an automatic reminder

If you’ll be attending this webinar, leave a 👯‍♀️ in the comments and if you have any questions that you want me to answer, leave them in the comments too or send me a DM.

See you on Thursday!
Today I had a lovely catch up with Gem’s mom, @50funkyandfabulous 🌸 It’s hard to believe that five months have passed since Gem left us 🕊

For those that don’t know, when the GoFundMe account was set up, Gem had asked for her mom to handle the finances, so Jayn was the beneficiary of the funds raised. Today we got to chat about how the family will be using the money raised. They have decided to create a grief group for parents who have lost their children and are working with UK based cancer charities that focus on those under 30 who are battling cancer. Jayn will be starting the Floating Florista foundation, which focuses beach hut respite days for cancer patients, exactly like Gem’s respite days just before her final hospital stay. They are also working on making Pap Smears more accessible to yacht crew alongside a list of several other yacht crew related projects they would like to do.

It’s a lot. And they are working through one project at a time while almost managing life without Gem. Jayn has shared that the @floatingflorista page will become the foundation page & if you have any questions about the fundraiser or foundation, she’s happy to share more details. Reach out to @50funkyandfabulous 💗

It’s a beautiful thing to know that Gem’s story isn’t forgotten and her legacy will continue.

P.S. This joy-filled photo was from Gem’s respite day in September 2021. She had always dreamed of decorating a beach hut & now fellow cancer fighters will get to experience the same joy in Gem’s honour 💗
Hi! Hello! Here is your reminder to take a little mental health break. Put your phone down, get outside & take a few deep breaths.

And… when you’re done having some phone-free time, here are a few of my favourite Instagram accounts to follow! They all focus on various aspects of mental health & honestly… it’s a breath of fresh air to see their content when scrolling! 


📸 @sofia_nistor
Community is a recurring theme for TYS & the yachting community. With so much going on right now, having a group of people supporting you is more important than ever!

To start building more of a land-based community, I’ve partnered with @yachtpearlsofwisdom to put together an event for stewardesses past & present to discuss the transition to land, learn about financial planning and various career prospects. This event is completely FREE - no hidden agenda, just a group of incredible women sharing and connecting.

🗓 April 8th 2022
📍 @theshardlondon
⏰ 11:00 - 16:00
What’s included? Afternoon Tea, Panel Discussions, Networking & a raffle with goodies from yachtie owned small businesses. 

There are only five seats left, so please send me a DM if you like to attend.

Bring on an afternoon of tea, learning & connecting!
Happy LOVE Day! How gorgeous is this balloon-yacht-art for V-day?! 

It’s no secret that I'm a total sucker for this hallmark holiday & I'm fully embracing it! Here’s to a day of loving myself completely (flaws and all!) and taking the time to remind those around me of how much I freaking love them. 

And even though I am in an extra sappy mood today, just know that I love you all. I have met some of my best friends through this platform & while social media can be hit & miss - this community is just so beautiful.

📸 @luxegeneration

#theyachtstew #valentinesday #vday #love #stewardess #chiefstew #yachting #yachtie
Introducing the pantone colour of the year ‘Very Peri’! I’m a massive fan of this colour & can not wait to see how this colour comes to life through design trends this year. 

Speaking of trends, I am working away on an exciting project with@kimseybert, the ultimate tabletop visionary & I can not wait to share with all of you!

What are your thoughts on ‘Very Peri’? 

📸 @kimseybert
#veryperi #pantone2022 #pantonecolouroftheyear
Looking to step up onboard, but not sure where to start? 

Have an honest conversation with yourself, what are your strengths & weaknesses? Own that! No one is perfect & a little humility goes a long way. I knew I seriously lacked confidence behind the bar, so I took an intensive course & started Cocktail Friday when I became Chief Stew in an effort to learn as much as possible. 

Have tips for a stew looking to step up? Leave them below!

📸 @nicolesinteriors
Green Crew! Today’s post if for you! 🌸

Interviewing can be daunting to say the least so I’ve put together a few questions I suggest asking during interviews. 

1) Find out about crew dynamics and longevity.
2) What does the role involve? Progression onboard?
3) What’s the interior structure & the structure of hierarchy onboard?
4) Do they prioritise onboard training?

And just a reminder that the HOD on the other end of the phone may be a little nervous too! Interviewing a candidate to join their team and become apart of the boat’s family is a huge responsibility.
Be yourself, come prepared and fingers crossed you find the most amazing crew to join! 

📸 @mayvislee26

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