Guidelines for Unified Excellence in Service Training

The only Internationally Accredited Maritime Hospitality & Service
Training and Certification Program available  to 
Luxury Super Yacht Crew

What is GUEST?

The GUEST Program is the training and assessment standards for all levels of Yacht Crew   
working in the hospitality and service Interior departments of a Super Yacht.

The GUEST Program is Accredited by the
International Association of Maritime Institutions (IAMI)

Designed to inspire, support and further careers for current and future Stewards and Stewardesses working in the luxury Super Yacht sector.

The GUEST Program offers progression learning to fill the gaps in skill sets for all levels in the interior department, including Chief Stews, Senior Stews and entry level Junior Stews .

The GUEST program has been developed by professionals in the yachting community and interior departments, and is progressively shaped and moulded by trends and owners expectations, through feedback and consultation.

The GUEST Approved Trainers all have extensive yachting and high end hospitality backgrounds and fully understand the pressures of working in a multifaceted environment and quality of the skills required to perform the role on-board.

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GUEST is​​ recognised, supported and endorsed    by major Superyacht Associations & heads of industry who consider the  GUEST Program as the global interior crew training standard.

Looking for a career in the interior department of a Super Yacht.

If you are inspired to work at the top levels of hospitality service on board the world’s most exclusive luxury yachts, you would be wise to consider the required skills and training, from entry level to head of department.  

Quick guide to GUEST
GUEST Syllabus
GUEST Edorsements
Download the syllubus plan from junior level to head of department.
The complete guidelines  of accreditation and training within the GUEST program.
Take a look at our list of approved training providers worldwide.
See who is supporting the GUEST Program and the training investments made.

Latest News ​​.....

IAMI takeover of GUEST:

The International Association of Maritime Institutions sets up the Maritime Hospitality Sub Group following the take over from PYA of the internationally recognised Yacht Interior Crew Training and Certification platform - The GUEST Program.
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Latest CoCs Issued
Total GUEST certificates
We have a continuous stream of junior and experienced Interior crew applying for a GUEST Certificate of Competence.
With 23 Training Schools worldwide, the total number of course completion certificates issued since 2013 is:
215 CoCs issued
9516 certificates issued
"We need to raise the industry and owner expectations so that only the best is accepted"
comment from a senior Captain following a GUEST Awareness day workshop.