Dubai ● Monaco ● Miami






14 000 DHS


66 H



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Starting in January

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Grow your YACHTING knowledge and Become A super yacht expert

For who is it?

Land based Professionals

Shipyards, brokers, designers, yacht managers, charter brokers, suppliers, lawyers, insurance companies, marina managers etc.​​

LUxury industry

People working in non-yachting luxury industry such as private family offices, marketing directors of luxury brands, private banks, private offices of UHNWI.

Crew onboard

Captains, chefs, stewardesses, first officers, deckhands, who would like to get a land-based career or understand the "dry" side of yachting.

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Become a Super Yacht Expert

“…having worked in the Yachting industry since 1998, I thought that I had a relatively broad scope of knowledge of this area….and this was wrong.  Having just finished the Yachting Masterclass, I am still amazed at how many facets this industry has that I was not aware of before (or had neglected, wrongly interpreted, plain ignored, only peripherally touched,…)”

Martin Hasselmann




The Yachting Masterclass brings education and expertise to Dubai! 

As the industry is growing it is important for land-based professionals to be able to cater to the needs and expectations of superyachts. Make the yachting industry in the region more professional moving forward

The intensive course, covers on all aspects of the superyacht industry, starting form the design of a yacht to yacht building all the way to sales and marketing. 

It is mainly focuses on the industry of motor yachts of over 30 meters long. 

Designed for anyone who wants to fully understand the yachting industry. From new yacht owners, banks, family offices, brokers, suppliers and anyone  in the yachting industry who wants to move into a new or more senior management role. 

From yachting professionals seeking to broaden their employment horizons, to companies, who wish to develop their experienced staff and enhance the industry knowledge, and management efficiency of their business.

Overall is designed  for anyone with amition, either in the yachting industry, or working in the luxury industry  who wants to have a holistic 360 perspective of the entire yachting industry.

Benefits of the course and learning outcomes:

✔️ Understand the yachting Industry holistically

✔️ Understand who the yacht owners are and what are their expectations

✔️ Identify the principles of yacht design

✔️ Understand the basics of naval architecture and engineering

✔️ Learn the yachting vocabulary, seamanship terms and have nautical fluency

✔️ Understand main propulsion and technical systems

✔️ Understand the purpose of flags and classification societies

✔️ Recognize the main players in the industry, shipyards, designers and brokerage houses

✔️ Identify all roles onboard a yacht

✔️ Learn how to sell and market yachts

✔️ Learn about yacht management, charter, and operations



Learn the difference between a boat and a yacht and all the yachting terminology so you can speak like a yachtie and understand all of the technical terms that are common in the industry.

Course 2 – 3 Hrs  + 20 Min read to complete

How many yachts are there in the world? And how many are larger than 30 metres? Learn about the yacht market, looking at the sailing yachts and motor yachts. 

Course 2 – 3 Hrs  + 20 Min read to complete

Find out more about the HNW and UHNW and what is the difference between them. Which nationalities are including the top yacht owners, top billionaire countries and top UHNW cities. Did you know only 2% of UHNW owns a yacht?

Course 2 – 3 Hrs  + 20 Min read to complete

Find out how a yacht is designed and what are the newest trends in yacht design. Some top recent ones are plumb bows, beach clubs, gyms, open terraces, saunas, steam rooms, observation rooms and more. 

Course 2 – 3 Hrs  + 20 Min read to complete

Let’s get technical and learn about the naval architecture key principles such as advantage of having a bulbuous bow, imporance of an archimedes principle, center of buoyancy, Foude’s law, hull materials and much more.  

Course 2 – 3 Hrs  + 20 Min read to complete

A superyacht can be powered with different propulsion technologies, the most common ones are: Diesel Mechanic, Diesel- Electric, and Hybrid Propulsion. We will explain each one in detail. 

Course 2 – 3 Hrs  + 20 Min read to complete

Learn about the shipyards, where they are located, which ones are the most famous ones, which ones are making productions boats and which ones build custom yachts. 

Course 2 – 3 Hrs  + 20 Min read to complete

Find out more about classification and class societies and why they are important. Classification societies develop, publish and implement rules and regulations assessing the safety and reliability of the yacht.

Course 2 – 3 Hrs  + 20 Min read to complete

What are the main insurance policies neccessary in yachting.  

Course 2 – 3 Hrs  + 20 Min read to complete

Learn about the Maritime law and what is important for super yachts.  

Course 2 – 3 Hrs  + 20 Min read to complete

How the ownership of the yacht is structured and where it is flagged, often depends on: The location where the yacht operates, The intended use & The applicable tax and fiscal regimes, and more.

Course 2 – 3 Hrs  + 20 Min read to complete

Learn about the yacht design from the best yacht designers in the world of yachting

Course 2 – 3 Hrs  + 20 Min read to complete

Learn more about the maritime law, MYBA and IYBA, SOLAS, MARPOL, STCW, ICOMIA, LOI and more.

Course 2 – 3 Hrs  + 20 Min read to complete

Learn about yacht charters, who is a charter manager and who is a retail broker. How many weeks is yacht usually chartered per season and what is an APA and how does it all work.

Course 2 – 3 Hrs  + 20 Min read to complete

Learn the secrets of marketing to the UHNW and secrets of online / offline marketing in yachting. 

Course 2 – 3 Hrs  + 20 Min read to complete

There are different types of re-fits, such as technical, cosmetic, new paint job and others. Learn about the process and how it can add value to the vessel. 

Course 2 – 3 Hrs  + 20 Min read to complete

The main departments of yacht management are: Yacht administration/ Accounting, Crew Management, Safety/ compliance management and Technical Management. Do you know the annual budget for a 50m yacht? Or what is one of the biggest costs? 

Course 2 – 3 Hrs  + 20 Min read to complete

What is a family office? And what is the difference between single and multi family offices? 

Course 2 – 3 Hrs  + 20 Min read to complete

Why are yacht agents important and why are they sometimes referred to as the James bond of the industry?  

Course 2 – 3 Hrs  + 20 Min read to complete

Who can become a yacht crew? And what is the difference between working on a private yacht and a charter yacht.

Course 2 – 3 Hrs  + 20 Min read to complete

Which helicopters are most popular for yachts? What are the safety and technical requirements for helicopters on board? 

Course 2 – 3 Hrs  + 20 Min read to complete

Find out about the recent progress regarding sustainability in yachting. 

Course 2 – 3 Hrs  + 20 Min read to complete

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About the author: I'm Marcela - A yachting industry expert, consultant and founder of Onboard monaco.

Marcela de Kern Royer, she is a Monaco resident founder and owner of Onboard, a consulting firm based in Monaco specialized in the sales to HNWI and luxury marketing in the yachting industry. Author of the first textbook ever written about The Superyacht Industry, also she is the founder of the superyacht industry-forum, a platform to connect all professionals. She is currently consulting various marinas; brokerage houses; shipyards and yacht clubs , moreover, she is a professor at the International University of Monaco. Previously she was commercial director for ICON Yachts shipyard in the Netherlands and was also the founder and president of the Young Professionals in Yachting (YPI) Monaco chapter, among many other pursuits as being a yacht manager, and a supplier in the industry she has a wide perspective of the industry. Apart from her professional services, she is also an influential social media figure in yachting. Marcela speaks fluently six languages, Spanish being her mother tongue, English, French, Italian, Portuguese and German. She has a passion for all things yachting and is known worldwide for being a trusted spoke person for the yachting industry.


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The superyacht industry

The first textbook is ever written about the superyacht industry. Yachts being the most expensive asset a wealthy individual can own. The book focuses mainly on motor yachts of over 50 meters long.

first superyacht industry book on the market

author: Marcela Kern Royer
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Yachting Masterclass



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2×1 Discount, Bring a friend and get 30% OFF your enrolment  


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If you are a member Leisure Marine Association MENA, you get a 20% discount


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If you are currently enrolled in any University in Dubai you get 30% OFF


Discount for 2 or more people from the same company.

If you work for a yachting company, You should know that Many companies fully or partly sponsor their employees for our courses and actively encourage personal development in line with company priorities. You should start by discussing your training request with your line manager, training manager or human resources manager to enquire about support available. Make sure you have thought through your reasons for wanting to do the course and how it will benefit yourself, your job role and your company. Employers can be very positive if you have thought through your reasons for undertaking the course and demonstrate the self-discipline and commitment required to gain maximum benefit from a training programme. We are always happy to directly talk to you and your manager to answer any questions about the course. We’re here to help you so please contact us without delay.


Above the entire 10-week course will get you a completion certificate as well as the graduation lunch at the end of the course. The Superyacht Industry book is not included in the price but participants get a discount.

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