The Nautical Academy is delighted to announce the opening of its new superyacht crew training facility in Barcelona, Spain in collaboration with Marina Barcelona 92 (MB’92).
The Academy will be our industries first full training facility, providing all the tools to increase the level of service provided onboard the yachts. The Nautical Academy’s exciting collaboration with MB’92 makes Barcelona the leading location for superyacht repair, refit and crew training.
Pepe García-Aubert, Managing Director of MB’92 comments: “We are delighted with The Nautical Academy and highly value their professionalism. This collaboration will enable us to provide our clients with yet another valuable service while the yachts are in our facilities or in Barcelona area”.
Offering exclusive access to leading training providers; Warsash Maritime Academy [Warsash Superyacht Academy], Interior Yacht Services, Med-Aire and Blanchard International. Through joined forces we provide the highest level of education and training, where crew is able to complete courses across all departments including; Deck, Engineering, Interior and Galley, generating a superior level of service.
The quality of our training is guaranteed through world-recognized programs, accredited by the MCA, RYA, PYA and PADI.
Joey Meen, Honorary Secretary of the Professional Yachting Association [PYA], recently stated: “No expense has been spared on both facilities and materials, including monogramed towels for the professional bar“ It is great that there is now a training facilitator for yacht crew in Barcelona, and I am certain that The Nautical Academy will add value to the training requirements for the future education of the growing numbers of yacht crew”
Peter Vogel, The Nautical Academy Director, states: “The Academy is focused on providing support to captains & crew enhancing the service provided to their owners and charter guests. MB’92 is providing us with a perfect platform to operate our unique training facility”
The official launch of The Nautical Academy at MB’92 Barcelona is taking place at the Setai Yachts Lounge in Zest restaurant, Port Hercules, during the Monaco Yacht Show.
About The Nautical Academy
Created for the maritime industry, The Nautical Academy is a pioneering initiative providing one of a kind education and training solutions for professional crew.
Our mission is to create a bespoke range of training courses for the superyacht industry in order to meet the growing international demand for crew, officers and captains who are trained to the highest professional standards.
The jewel in the crown at The Nautical Academy is the SOVREN HOUSE, where we bring world class culinary talent and luxury hospitality service specialists together, creating a true "Centre of Inspiration’
State-of-the-art facilities in conjunction with bespoke culinary courses and luxury service training positions The Nautical Academy of its kind in the World.
Marina Barcelona 92 (MB’92)
Marina Barcelona 92 (MB’92) is a company dedicated to the yacht industry providing service-refit, repair and maintenance works to more than 90 superyachts per year with overall lengths from 35 up to 180 meters.
MB’92 is located in the port of Barcelona, a strategic stop-off point for the yachts on their journey between the Mediterranean and the Caribbean. With 20 years of activity in the super yacht industry, MB’92 has the experience to undertake any yacht refit operation from start to finish guaranteeing the highest level of quality (ISO 9001, ISO 14001, ISPS).
MB’92 has 100 employees on payroll and subcontracts work to more than 500 professionals, engineers and specialists from local workshops and international firms.
The company’s facilities cover a surface area of 76,000m2 and comprise a 210 meters dry dock, a 2,000 ton Syncrolift® (with a second 4,000 ton Syncrolift® operable in 2015), a 125 meters paint shed, a 150 ton Travelift and docking repair quays with the capacity to berth 8 yachts up to 110 meters in length, and another berthing repair area for 6 yachts up to 200 meters making it one of the largest super yacht refit facilities in the world.
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