Super Yacht Training & Crew Academy

Training and Recruitment – led by a team that cares about you

Abacus & March was established in Europe in 2012.
We are a dynamic young company specialising in high quality Interior Training.
We also provide professional recruitment and placement of crew for the yachts from 20m- 150m. From Captains, Mates to Deckhand’s and Pursers, Chief stewardess to Junior stewardess’s and all Galley roles from Head Chef down to Galley Assistant’s. Whatever crew you need be assured they are of top quality with all references and certificates verified. A&M can also provide staff for private households if required
Abacus & March

Scheduled Training Courses 

  • 3-day PYA GUEST Advanced Spirits & Mixology

    3-day PYA GUEST Advanced Spirits & Mixology


    • Know how to make 16 basic drinks + Variations
    • Will understand the concept of Mixology
    • Will be able to be creative with ingredients
    • Will be able to draw up their own menu
    • Will be trained in speed and efficiency
    • Will have a good understanding of Vodka, Gin, Rum, Tequila and Whisky
    • Will know how to conduct a tasting
    • This course will be assessed by Practical and Theory and needs a 65% pass rate


  • GUEST – Purser training

    GUEST – Purser training

    More information coming soon – please contact us for all details.

  • GUEST Food service Level 3 City and Guilds

    GUEST Food service Level 3 City and Guilds


    With the responsibility of preparing & serving of foods, this Course identifies with any possible problems and recommends solutions. This Course is important and ideally suited to those responsible for supervising and overseeing members of staff/crew.

    Particularly relevant to those developing or monitoring a HACCP based on food safety management procedures and systems within any form of the catering business.


  • GUEST Food service Level 2 City and Guilds

    GUEST Food service Level 2 City and Guilds

    Food Safety Level 2 is a qualification aimed at chefs, stewardesses and all food handlers. The qualification is intended for those already working on yachts and those who are preparing to work in the industry.


  • GUEST – Advanced Leadership and Management Modules

    GUEST – Advanced Leadership and Management Modules

    Duration: 5 days
    Course Description:
    The Advanced Leadership and Management courses provide a thorough grounding in both theory and practical application of the different skills, tools and tips needed for the efficient management within a yacht’s interior. Participants are taught a variety of transferable techniques and skills, as well as the knowledge and ability to smoothly and efficiently manage themselves, individual crew and entire teams, both onboard and ashore.

    Areas covered within the leadership module range from developing your leadership styles, managing a team and handing conflict; to hiring, developing and motivating crew.

    Areas covered within the management module range from how to successfully create, plan and budget events both on board and ashore; as well as implement,
    monitor and evaluate interior operations.


  • 1-day PYA GUEST Cigar

    1-day PYA GUEST Cigar


    This one day introduction Course gives an informative and basic understanding of the different category of Cigars, purchasing, maintaining the Humidor, which will give you an insight and confidence to respond to Cigar queries.


  • 5-day PYA GUEST Advanced Service
  • 5-day PYA GUEST Introduction to Interior Training

    5-day PYA GUEST Introduction to Interior Training

    This five-day intensive course is guaranteed to teach you all you need to know to get you started in the yachting industry. You will get a clear overview of back of service, front of house, laundry, crew etiquette, administration and human resources. By the end of the course, you will be able to accurately interpreting exactly what your owner or charter guests want by assessing the situation thanks to your training.


  • 10-day Advanced GUEST Modules

    10-day Advanced GUEST Modules

    10 day course consisting of the following advanced modules:

    • Interior Administration & Human Resourses
    • Advanced Service
    • Introduction to Mixology
    • Advanced House Keeping
    • Advanced Laundry Service
    • Valet service


  • 1-day PYA GUEST Introduction to Spirits & Mixology
  • 1-day PYA GUEST Barista

    1-day PYA GUEST Barista

    More information coming soon – please contact us for all details.

    Upcoming dates

Onboard training

Terry Gilmore, Abacus & March Director, leads our on-board super yacht training services for interior crew. With 20+ years of experience working as Chief Steward he’s well placed to advise on all aspects of service and Interior work.

Abacus & March have a fantastic team of people in our training team including a Barista and cocktail expert, with over 10 years’ industry experience, and our dedicated wine and cigar specialist.

Our on-board 5 day training course runs under the GUEST programme and is individually tailored to suit the specific needs of each and every Super Yacht and client.

Our industry-leading trainers travel worldwide and can be made available at short notice on a daily basis.

For a chat or to receive a bespoke quote tailored to your owners’ and crew’s training needs please contact or call Lucy direct +33(0)6 46 64 10 61

Our Partners 

 Secrets de Cuisine


We are also happy to announce our collaboration with Secrets de Cuisine enabling us to offer the Level 2 Food Safety and Level 3 Chef Certificate. More information here ➺

Featured Positions

Available Positions

How to apply or submit your CV to us.

To submit your application to us please click on Available Positions below and register by clicking “Register” or “Sign up”. Once you are signed in you will easily be able to apply for any job listed. Visit our CANDIDATES-page for more information and to obtain a CV template.

All candidates have a fair and equal opportunity to gain employment and we will not discriminate or prevent future employment of our seafarers

We work under the MCA guidelines. For further information , go to:

Abacus & March
PYA Guest accredited.