Our sound advice and knowledge to get you trained and ready for a job on a super yacht is built on first-hand experience working on Mega Yachts. We can offer you answers to all of your questions about the Super Yacht industry!!!
Captain David Pott (Master 3000t) has experienced it all over the past 10 years (Getting into yachting, losing passports, expired visa’s, job hunting, courses to progress in yachting, etc) and can assist you with every aspect of the yachting world. David is very experienced in the industry with 3 major refits, 1 new build, and 20 seasons under his belt. He recently took his second Captain’s job on a 57m M/Y based in the Med. He is friendly and knowledgeable and has been in a hiring role for the past three years so knows exactly what Captains look for in a crew. His passion and energy is what will get you excited and push you in the direction of success! David is still very much in the yachting industry and is looking forward to accomplishing even more in the industry after recently completing his Master 3000t (Captain) license.
Samantha is David’s wife and has been managing South African Yachties for the past three years and offers a new dimension with her extensive interior experience. If you are looking to get into the interior she will give you all the tools you will need to move up quickly and what to expect when you start out. She runs South African Yachties full time after retiring from yachting to start a family. However, she is still very much involved in the industry, even doing an odd temp stew job here and there and training up Chief Stews and interior crew.
Together we can help you with anything and everything you need to know about this ever evolving industry. Through trial and error, we have developed a very strategic yet practical formula for preparing young yachtsmen and woman for the Super Yachting Industry. It is all the information and ten years of experience, which you can’t get a certificate for, but is bound to help you save a lot of time and money.
Jackie joined SA Yachties in 2015 to assist with visa applications. She comes from an administration background and was the obvious choice for us when deciding on a responsible, capable person to bring into the South African Yachties family.
Book and pay now for your one on one Skype Video Call (or meet us in person) and get all the info, help and links to open the doors to the hardest yet most exciting and rewarding career you could dream of!
With all the information and ten years of experience, which is bound to help you save a lot of time and money.
You guys truly are the best!! Thank you so much for all the help, would not have made it this far without South African Yachties!
I was one of the first to be part of David’s crew placement program, introduced in 2012. I also had the pleasure of working with David on a daily basis where he passed on his Mr Miyagi yachting knowledge and experience. Approaching David for help and advice was unquestionably my greatest asset to entering into the industry. David is one of most professional and energetic people I have worked with and will go to great lengths to make sure you are well prepared to start a yachting career. I would not be where I am today without David’s do’s and don’ts advice for entering the industry and any South African, or potential yachties, wishing to step aboard and chase their dream job a boat will be at a serious disadvantage without David’s years of wisdom.”
David helped me with everything to do with the yachting industry from the courses, where to apply for visa’s, what agents to register on and the list goes on. Without David I probably would never have made it to Antibes and onto a yacht, he also put a word in for me getting me a day of day work which is fabulous when you have no experience and need some cash ;-)
South African Yachties in my opinion is the preferred way to get into the Yachting industry. Dave has been professional from day one. He guided myself and a friend through the entire process making him a pleasure to work with. His friendly manner and advice was key in helping me decide that this was what I wanted to do. Always helpful and using his vast knowledge of the industry answered my every question. If you want to be that one step ahead then through Dave, Samantha and South African Yachties is the only way to go! Thank you South African Yachties!
David Pott was the First Mate on the yacht I worked on during my gap year. Even though I had absolutely no experience in the industry, nor had I even seen a yacht in my life, he managed to almost singlehandedly train me up. Doing so took a great deal of patience as well as a natural eye for detail. Without him I never could have been able to pull my weight and would have lost out on the best 8 months of my life.
Dave’s enthusiasm for yachting is contagious! He’s been really helpful in every aspect with my preparation for pursuing a yachting career. Truly priceless advice!
No Words can describe how friendly and professional South African Yachties is. I was treated like a friend from the start and I thank David for all his personal attention. If you want to make money, love traveling and have a great personality this industry is for you! Thanks again!
My name is Tyler and I finished high school last year. I heard about David via family and decided to get in touch with him. It was easy to get going and very soon I was skyping David and getting all my stuff arranged very quickly. David helped me organise my CV and also made sure I had everything together for what would have otherwise been a very difficult and lengthy visa application. I was given tips about the ins and outs of the yachting industry and without David’s help I would have spent hundreds if not thousands of euros making mistakes in France. I owe the success of my time in France and Italy to David and would recommend him to anyone wanting to start out in the industry.