Course Features

  • Location: La Belle Classe Academy of the Yacht Club de Monaco
  • Language: English
  • Lesson: 0
  • Viewers: 7113
  • Prerequisites: No
  • Skill Level: Beginner
  • Course Capacity: 50
  • Start Course: 02/19/2022




This is the world’s first Superyacht Industry Academy



The goal is to make the yachting industry more professional and provide tools and resources for learning about it.

To triumph in this industry, aspiring or existing professionals  must have a thorough and up-to-date understanding of the forces and frameworks which drive and shape the yachting industry, as well as the key subjects  and leadership skills needed in globally competitive organisations.



This program provides both the industry knowledge and management skills needed to lead a successful business yachting

 The Yachting Masterclass 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 yacht crew looking to a shore-side management role, to shore-based employees aiming to broaden their skills and enhance their career prospects; 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.

Designed for anyone in the yachting industry, or working in the luxury industry  who wants to move into a new or more senior management role, crew who would like to move land based, professionals who currently work in the industry and want to have a holistic 360 perspective of the entire industry


  • Land- based professionals: brokers, designers, yacht managers, charter brokers, suppliers, lawyers, insurance companies, etc.
  • Luxury Industry – people working in non-yachting luxury industry such as hospitality, banks, family offices, etc.
  • Crew onboard
  • Students
  • Members of the yacht club of Monaco
  • Members of the Cluster



  • Understand the yachting Industry holistically
  • Understand who the yacht owners are and what are their expectations
  • Identify the principles of yacht designs
  • Learn the yachting vocabulary, seamanship terms and have nautical fluency
  • Recognize the main players in the industry, shipyards, designers and brokerage houses
  • Identify all roles onboard a yacht


Yachting  is a very competitive and changing market – brokerage houses, yacht designers, shipping companies, agents, marinas, suppliers & manufacturers, etc, must position themselves well to sell their products/services successfully. This course aims to give participants basic industry knowledge and tools to help meet this challenge. Plus, the strategic ability to adapt to new practice and formulate and implement new strategies quickly and smoothly, when needed.  


The skills and insights learnt on this 8-week course will give participants a competitive advantage– to help encourage professional growth, which in turn will lead to success.





The next program will start in February 2022. 



Course Introduction  – Introduction to the yachting Industry -Seamanship Terminology & Vocabulary

19.02.2022 10am-1pm


The Superyacht Market 

23.02.2022 5pm- 7pm


Yacht owners – Yacht owners experience

26.02.2022 10am-1pm


Exterior Design – Interior Design

02.03.2022 5pm- 8pm


Naval architecture –Engineering – Propulsion Systems (engines)

05.03.2022 10am-1pm


Shipyards & Yacht building

09.03.2022 5pm- 7pm


Yacht Ownership – Insurances

12.03.2022 10am-1pm


Classification  – Flag

16.03.2022 5pm- 7pm


Insurances – Maritime Law

19.03.2022 10am-1pm


Yacht Ownership

23.03.2022 5pm- 7pm


Yacht Sales

26.03.2022 10am-1pm


Yacht Charter

30.03.2021 5pm-7pm


Yacht & Luxury Marketing

02.04.2022 10am- 1pm
14. Yacht Refit – Marinas 06.04.2022 5pm- 7pm
15. Yacht Management  09.04.2022 10am- 1pm
16. Family Offices 13.04.2022 5pm-7pm
17. Yacht agents – Yacht Crew 15.04.2022 5pm-7pm
18. Yacht Aviation 20.04.2022 5pm-7pm
19. Sustainability + Final Exam 23.04.2022 10am- 1pm




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.



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 developing Genoa Superyacht Hub 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.




10 weeks

Lessons twice a week:

Wednesday 5pm- 8pm (3 hours module)  theory

Saturday 10am-1pm (3 hours module) theory + guest speaker

NB: If students wish, they can take an à la carte course, choosing the modules individually. 



The price for the entire course is 1.800€*

Students who enroll for the full program will get a certificate of attendance from the yacht club de Monaco.

Value proposition:  Having a diploma will give you a competitive advantage in getting a job in the yachting or luxury industry and a wide range of niche knowledge that will give you the right tools and skills to make you desirable and valuable in the marketplace.


If students decide just to take individual modules, single price is 250€* per course.

In class participation is reccomended however virtual attendance is also possible at a reduced fee of 150€*/3 heures or 1500€* for the entire online course.

*Prices are HT (only members would get VAT reduced prices)

*The training manual is recommended and sold with your registration. Price of the book: 125€ HT



  • Our members and partners receive a 10% discount.
  • YPY members and IUM students get a 30% discount.
  • We have a corporate discount where the second person that is registered from the same company gets a 10% discount



Min pax 3 – max pax 6 (covid setting)

More people allowed if in a Ycm conference room setting



Program will be in english with french translation if necessary.

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