We are a charitable mentoring program established to introduce the prospects of a maritime career to youngsters from disadvantaged or less-advantaged backgrounds.

EDUCATION

An introduction to all aspects of the Superyacht industry from the dry docks, sail makers to architects and support service industries

MENTORING

With a wealth of life and sailing experience to share, Captains Phil and Anthony makes sure the boys learn more than just sailing skills.

SEAMANSHIP

Practical hands on sailing experience across all aspects

NAVIGATION

Practical navigation skills are taught whilst under sail so that theory can become practice
Marine Inspirations founders

THE INSPIRATION

While reminiscing over lunch in Mallorca, two semi-retired South African yacht-captains were reflecting upon what a wonderful and exciting life they had led. Old sea-stories were shared at the table and it became apparent that the career paths of these two mariners had been remarkably similar, and much adventure and good fortune had come their way on the high seas and in faraway harbours.

The trip definitely made me see the maritime industry in a broader light – that it wasn’t only about cargo and big cargo ships but also about people .. when it comes to yachting its very much about the the people, the lifestyle and the opportunity to see some of the most beautiful parts of the world.

Before the trip I was very set on pursuing my career in the commercial industry – on large ships – but the superyacht industry is definitely of interest. My plan is to get a second mates ticket in engineering on big ships and then work in the superyacht industry because I simply fell in love with the work environment.

Bradley Felix

It’s been great to have this opportunity and the hands-on experience has been really useful. I study at Lawhill Maritime Centre but it’s the first time I’ve been on a sailing boat. The experience will help me to widen my career options. I didn’t know very much about the super-yacht industry before coming on this ‘Marine Inspirations’ programme.

All my studies have been focused on a career in commercial shipping and nobody had ever told us about size and extent of the super-yacht industry. I still want to pursue a career as an engineer, but this experience has definitely opened my eyes to other possibilities.

Mfundo Joseph

EVENTS

Follow our latest event or catch up on previous events here. We currently have 3 students over from  Lawhill Maritime Centre in South Africa participating in the Palma Superyacht Cup 2016

Palma SYC 2016 Days 12-14 (+Gallery)

Palma SYC 2016 Race Days 12-14 (+Gallery) Day 12. 0900 – after a quick breakfast and a shower, the day started with a fascinating visit to ObjectPrint, a 3D object-printing company which...
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Palma SYC 2016 Days 8-11 (+Gallery)

Palma SYC 2016 Race Days 8-11 (+Gallery) DAY 8. Saturday, and the final day of racing. Bohlale and Luyolo stayed on their boats, P2 and Mariette respectively, and then Win Win offered Loyiso a place...
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Palma SYC 2016 Days 6-7

Palma SYC 2016 Race Days 6-7 DAY 6 Thursday 23 rd and the first day of racing. Buhlale was on P2, Loyiso on Tenaz and Luyolo on Mariette, the classic schooner  uilt in 1915. It was a fine day of...
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Two young Caribbean sailors participate in ‘Loro Piana Regatta Rendezvous’

MARCH 2016 NEWS: LORO PIANA REGATTA RENDEZVOUS - Virgin Gorda Recent Caribbean Events…!! Two young sailors from the British Virgin Islands, Marine Inspirations ambassadors and project mentors,...
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