Another Yacht Entertainment Systems (YES!) training course ran from Wednesday to Friday last week. There were a wide range of attendees filling the interactive learning space. From a Chief Engineer on 50m yacht wanting to improve his Crestron skills, to a cruise ship ETO looking to move into yachting. Very different skill sets were represented.

The YES! course was again run by yacht ETO recruitment company Just ETOs in collaboration with Crestron, who include their Technician certification. On-site there was extensive equipment from manufacturers such as Crestron, Kaleidescape, Soundweb and KNX.

The training’s precise relevance for technical crew working in the yachting industry is what made is stand out. Scott Molloy, Just ETOs’ Managing Director, introduced the class. He said: “This course is about obtaining the basic knowledge needed to manage yacht AV systems. This is not a programming-intensive course, but we will teach the basics of programming.”

Answering our question about how the training was kept up-to-date, he added “Our Lead tutor Sjoerd Appelboom works as an AV/IT consultant on yachts when not teaching. Also, one day of the course is taught by Crestron. This helps ensure attendees are given the best information possible to help them move forward in their careers.” he continued.

The next course will run from the 4th to the 6th of October. At the time of writing this article, just one place remained available.

A further course date has also been announced today, running from 14th to 16th of November. Further enquiries can be directed to

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