Super Yacht Training & Training Centre

Training – led by a team that cares about you

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

For further information on what you may need, please contact us on

Meet Our Team


Terry Gilmore

Terry Gilmore

Founder & Senior trainer

Lucy Hogan

Lucy Hogan

Marketing & Training consultant

Kim Woodey

Kim Woodey

Interior trainer

Vanessa Hodgson

Vanessa Hodgson

Interior trainer

Barney Levy

Barney Levy

Bar & Mixology

James Dicks

James Dicks

Bar & Mixology

Scheduled training

Our scheduled interior courses are held at our training facilities in Antibes, France. Ships Cook and Food Safety courses are held in collaboration with Ocean Wave Monaco.

Onboard training

Terry Gilmore, founder of ITA Training and a director at Abacus & March, 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.

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 directly at +33(0)6 46 64 10 61

Our Courses

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    ½-Day GUEST 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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    HABC Level 3 Supervision in Food Safety City and Guilds

    Overview 2 days 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 […]

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    1-Day GUEST 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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    1-Day GUEST Barista and Hot Beverages

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

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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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    3-day GUEST Advanced Service Course

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

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    1-Day GUEST Spirits & Mixology Module

    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 – Purser training

    Information coming soon, please contact us for all details.

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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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    4-Day GUEST Introduction to Interior Training

    Overview This four-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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    1-Day GUEST 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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    HABC Food service Level 2 City and Guilds – 1 day

    Overview 1 day 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. Accredited by HABC and compliant with CISR, MCA and many other flag states.

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    2-Day GUEST 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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    Ship’s Cook Certificate of Competency

    Overview 2 days Accredited by HABC and compliant with CISR and MCA It is a requirement (as of August 2014) for all Chef/Cooks on board charter yachts with 10 crew or more to have an MCA Ship’s Cook Certificated crew member onboard at all times. This is the result of changes in the law brought […]

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    1-Day GUEST 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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    1-Day GUEST Advanced Table Decorations

    The aim of this fun and interactive one-day program is to focus on inspiring creativity and perfecting the finer details of table decorating to create the ‘WOW Factor’ for guests. We study the: Basic concepts of symmetry and design Principles of colour, creating colour pallets Optimization of items customarily used as table decorations aboard, as […]

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    3 Day – WSET Wine course Level 2

    Overview Information coming soon Duration: 3 days

Scheduled Training