A little about us.
Superyacht Electronics Academy is the new name for the training services previously offered by Just ETOs.
We started Just ETOs as the first marine electronics recruitment agency dedicated to electronics skillsets. Our mission was to address a growing electronics systems skills shortage in the superyacht sector.
We then began training to make it easier for people to enter the sector. Our first class taught high-end audiovisual and control systems. These are no doubt crucial to the guest experience. Yet, crew wanting to move into the sector found it difficult to get suitable experience or certification in this area.
It was a popular offering, so much so that we decided to expand the training business model and stop recruiting.
However, the name “Just ETOs” wasn’t suitable anymore. Our training is actually ideal for ANY crew member that might find themselves responsible for the systems we train in. We also regularly train staff of shore-side companies and shipyards.
And so here we are; a team of experienced and passionate systems engineers. As a dedicated training provider, our focus is your skills.
Our philosophies remain the same across all our training courses and locations: Familiarise students with the most useful common theory, systems, tasks and knowledge. This is carried out on the most common equipment in the field, which is present at all our academy locations.
It’s about the experience.
In addition to their training commitments, our specialist trainers still actively work in their respective fields. This ensures their knowledge, and our training, remains up to date and relevant.
Our training sessions are not just about following a scripted syllabus. We love to pass on vital on-the-job experience, and answer specific questions.
Founder and Managing Director
After a career ashore in IT, Scott has now been in the superyacht industry for 15 years. This includes working onboard several prestigious superyachts during their build and operation.
Scott founded Superyacht Electronics Academy, and remains responsible for overall training and business development.
Lead IP Networks & Cisco Trainer - UK
Jason is our new IP networks and Cisco systems trainer. Holding Cisco's top-level expert certification (CCIE), students attending our new 3-day IP/Cisco training will be in the very best hands!
Jason is also a senior network architect and consultant for a major European bank.
Satellite Communications Trainer - UK
One of expert satellite communications trainers, Paul specialises in marine VSAT and RF communication systems and navigation equipment.
Paul has extensive field engineering experience on a range of vessels, where he remains active under his company Black Box Engineering.
Lead AV & Control Systems Trainer
Sjoerd has many years' experience programming and supporting large audio/visual systems in the superyacht, commercial and residential sectors.
He is also Crestron Master level programmer. Sjoerd is also co-founder of Dutch programming house Next Level Programming.
AV & Control Systems Trainer - UK
Oliver has many years' experience programming large audio/visual systems in the superyacht, commercial and residential sectors.
Oliver is a Crestron Master level programmer. Also, Oliver is founder and Managing Director of UK programming house Ultamation.
Crestron Trainer - UK
Chris has a long career in the audio-visual world. He now works as a training developer for Crestron, where he has been employed for the last 15 years.
Chris is our usual trainer from Crestron for the official 1-day Crestron Technician session that is incorporated into our AV@SEA class
Satellite Communications Trainer - Europe
One of our expert satellite communications trainers, Olaf's experience encompasses every type of marine vessel and installation.
Specialities include marine VSAT and TVRO, RF communications and navigation systems.
Olaf is currently also CTO of a specialist marine technology company.
AV & Control Systems Trainer - USA
Stephen, CEO of Digital Automation, is a Crestron master certified programmer.
Digital Automation, a CSP headquartered in Florida, specializes in worldwide deployments of large scale Marine Crestron projects.
Crestron Trainer - USA
Systems engineer and trainer from Crestron with a background in supporting superyachts. Chris regularly runs the 1-day official Crestron session that is included with our AV@SEA in Fort Lauderdale USA.