La Belle Classe Academy

Yachting Masterclass

from may 15th, 2024 to july 27th, 2024

11 Weeks






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Course structure:


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.

Ideal for: 

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


Module Learning outcomes:

  • 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 10-week course will give participants a competitive advantage– to help encourage professional growth, which in turn will lead to success.

2024 Program:

  1. Wednesday 15/05 – 5.00 pm – 7.00 pm – Seamanship Terminology & Vocabulary
  2. Saturday 18/05 – 10.00 am – 1.00 pmm – The Superyacht Market 
  3. Wednesday 29/05 – 10.00 am – 1.00 pm – Yacht Owners – Yacht Owners Experience
  4. Saturday 01/06 – 10.00 am – 1.00 pm – Naval Architecture
  5. Wednesday 05/06 – 5.00 pm – 7.00 pm – Engineering 
  6. Saturday 08/06 – 10.00 am – 1.00 pm – Shipyards & Yacht Building
  7. Wednesday 12/06– 5.00 pm – 7.00 pm – Exterior Design
  8. Satuday 15/06 – 10.00 am – 1.00 pm – Propulsion Systems (engines)
  9. Wednesday 19/06 – 5.00 pm – 7.00 pm – Classification – Flag 
  10. Satuday 22/06 – 10.00 am – 1.00 pm – Interior Design
  11. Wednesday 26/06 – 5.00 pm – 7.00 pm – Maritime Law 
  12. Saturday 29/06 – 10.00 am – 1.00 pm – Insurances
  13. Wednesday 03/07 – 5.00 pm – 7.00 pm – Family Office & Yacht Ownership
  14. Saturday 06/07 – 10.00 am – 1.00 pm – Yacht refit & Marinas
  15. Wednesday 10/07 – 5.00 pm – 7.00 pm – Yacht Charter
  16. Saturday 13/07 – 10.00 am – 1.00 pm – Yacht Sales
  17. Wednesday 17/07 – 5.00 pm – 7.00 pm – Yacht Management
  18. Saturday 20/07 – 10.00 am – 1.00 pm – Yacht Agents & Yacht Aviation
  19. Wednesday 24/07 – 5.00 pm – 7.00 pm – Sustainability – Final Exam  
  20. Saturday 27/07 – 12.00 pm – 14.00 pm – Graduation Lunch
 *Please note that these dates serve as guidelines and may be subject to change slightly. 

Employer sponsorship

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.

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10 week program in class: 3000€ VAT included

10 week program online: 2400€ VAT included 

Single module in class: 336€ VAT included

Single module online: 216€ VAT included


10% discount for YCM and Cluster members. 

10% corporate discount for 2 or more persons from the same company. 

30% discount for IUM students and YPY members on all on-site courses. 



Following the entire 11-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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