River Boatyard

Superyacht Training Academy,
advanced powerboat skills, mast climbing, rope splicing, painting & varnishing, harken track, cleaning products, deck hardware, winch maintenance, sail technology

Our staff are here to help, with years of experience working on all types of yachts around the world.

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Here's what our Training Academy can offer you

River Boatyard - Training at Height

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Knowledge of Sail technology and materials and how to repair and what to look out for.

Powered Winch Handling skills, tailing sheets, hoisting sails, Line handling, hoisting somebody up the mast safely.

Mast Climbing using a Fall arrest system and Halyard attachment.

Working at height off the deck, how to use a Harness & how to secure your tools for the required job, using headsets to communicate and learning correct hand signals.

Basic Deck hardware servicing and preventative maintenance.

River Boatyard Superyacht Powerboat Tenders

Water Skills

Advanced Powerboat skills in a large SY Style Chaseboat/Tender (beach landings, comping alongside whilst moving, towing & being towed, Tender Whip Setup, tender maintenance & correct products to use.

Working from a Harken track to clean the side of a Motoryacht from a Harness.

Winch Basic Service and maintenance skills.

Painting & Varnishing : Basic knowledge of Single part & 2 part paints and the application for each product.

Rope Splicing and Maintenance skills. What to keep an eye for and how to repair at sea.

Which cleaning products to use and for what applications.

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“I wish I had 10 of you onboard my boat Adam”

46m Sailing yacht Aquarius

-Captain Chris Callahan

“Adam's knowledge of this industry puts him in the driving seat to coach and train individuals wishing to be employed on a yacht and over the past 10 years it has been a growing industry which lacks a certain skill set, something that I believe can be filled by Adam's vision”

60m Motor yacht Slipstream

-Captain Phil Stevens

“I’ve known Adam for almost 30 years, not only is he the best yachtsman I know, but his patience and ability to teach and mentor is second to none, Adam has the utmost integrity and is the most reliable and trustworthy person I’ve worked with…. Anyone who has the opportunity to learn from or work with Adam is fortunate”

40m San Lorenzo, Motor Yacht

-Captain Jason Pliatsikas