The Interior Training Academy trains and develops both new and existing super yacht interior crew. The Interior Training Academy operates from our training centre at 20 rue des Casemates, 06600 Antibes,  in the heart of the super yacht industry.

Super yacht interior trainers with extensive previous experience are available to teach you the essential skills required in order for you to develop and succeed in the super yacht industry.

Our team can train you in a variety of areas such as interior management, operations management, destination management, food and wine service, cocktail service, barista service, cigar service, interior attention to detail, housekeeping, cabin preparation, flower arranging and laundry.

The Interior Training Academy is also a certified training provider of the Professional Yachting Association’s Level 1 Super Yacht Interior Introduction Course. This course is run throughout the year over a period of five consecutive days and is aimed to prepare interior super yacht crew with the necessary skills required to perform to a high standard for both owners and guests. To book your place on this course, contact us at training@abacus-march.com.

For further information on what you may need, please contact us on office@abacus-march.com.

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    GUEST 1-Day Advanced Laundry

    Compulsory before Valet Service module Course Description: This one-day course offers invaluable tips, guidelines and practical training on how to apply and manage efficient laundry services onboard. It includes a thorough overview and practical sessions on professional ironing of garments and linens while also looking at useful procedures and simple steps which can save time […]

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    GUEST 10-Day Advanced Pure Excellence

    10 day course consisting of the following advanced modules: Interior Administration & Human Resources Advanced Service Introduction to Mixology Advanced Housekeeping Advanced Laundry Service Valet Service

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    GUEST 5-Day Introduction to Interior Training

    Overview 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 […]

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    Chief Stew Course

    Chief Stewardess/Stewards Course Overview This five-day program is aimed at individuals who have worked in senior positions onboard for at least two seasons who are looking to consolidate their knowledge base and potentially build valuable new skills to help them become more effective in their roles.

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    GUEST 3-Day Advanced Service

    Course Description The Advanced Service Module provides a thorough overview on both a theoretical and practical level of different service styles such as Butler and Silver Service, as well as the knowledge and ability to run Service smoothly and efficiently – key skills required within any Interior team. Other important aspects of Service include table […]

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    5-day GUEST Advanced Service Course

    3 day – Advanced Service Module 1 day – Spirits and Mixology Module 1 day – Advanced Table Decorations Module

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    GUEST 2-Day Advanced Valet

    Course Description: This two-day course covers the key aspects of valet service while providing an insight into the importance of the relationship between the employer/guest and the valet. Focus is given to applying efficient valet services such as handling guest clothing and accessories, suitcase packing and wardrobe management. Ironing and pressing of guest clothing, shoe […]

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    GUEST 1-Day Advanced Housekeeping

    Course Description: This one-day course provides in-depth knowledge of the advanced aspects of Housekeeping and organisation skills required for the maintenance and smooth running of the Guest Interior. There is a thorough review of Housekeeping basics, followed by more advanced theory on the care and maintenance of surfaces and fabrics. Focus is also given to […]

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    GUEST 1-Day Advanced Floristry and Plant Maintenance

    Course description: Our floristry course will give you an understanding and practical experience of the fundamentals of floristry and plant care, including the elements and principles of floral design, storing, conditioning and handling of flowers, how to source and order flowers as well as the ability to create stunning displays using the principles of colour […]

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    GUEST Food service Level 2 City and Guilds

    OverviewFood 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.

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    GUEST ½ Day Cigar Service

    Course Description This introduction to the world of cigars offers a sound theoretical foundation and provides candidates with the ability to deal with cigars confidently and develop a greater appreciation for this luxury item. Understanding production and correct handling methods, as well as what to do when a guest requests a cigar, are all skills […]

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    GUEST 5-Day Advanced Leadership and Management

    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 […]

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    GUEST – Purser training

    Coming January 2019 – please contact us for all details.

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    3-day GUEST Advanced Service Course

     – Advanced Service Module  – Spirits and Mixology Module  – Advanced Table Decorations Module

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    GUEST 1-Day Spirits & Mixology Module 1

    This course focuses on core spirits as well as the practical element of learning to make cocktails, including which tools to use, understanding recipes, the importance of a balanced drink and creating new combinations. Some formal basic training and/ or previous onboard training (minimum 1 season) is required for participation on this course.

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    GUEST 1-Day Barista and Hot Beverages

    Objective The History of Coffee The Barista, The Grind and The Extraction Latte Art

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    Ship’s Cook Certificate of Competency

    Overview 2 days Accredited by HABC and compliant with CISR and MCA In 2013, the PYA took the initiative to develop a luxury yachting equivalent route to obtain the compulsory Ships Cook Assessment with the MCA. This was undertaken in response to the pending regulations under MLC (with the deadline of August 2014 looming), where […]

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    GUEST Food service Level 3 City and Guilds

    Overview 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 […]

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    GUEST 2-Day Advanced Spirits & Mixology Module 2

    Objective 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 […]


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