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.

Our Team

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.

Scott Molloy

Scott Molloy

Managing Director, AV & Sat TV Trainer

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.

Olaf Eikelenboom

Olaf Eikelenboom

Lead SATCOM Trainer

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.

Chris Ochoa

Chris Ochoa

Crestron Trainer - USA

Systems engineer and trainer from Crestron, also with a background in supporting superyacht AV systems.  Chris regularly assists with our AV training in Fort Lauderdale USA.

Roland Higham

Roland Higham

Lead AV & Control Systems Trainer

Roland has many years' experience specialising in live audio and large audio systems.  Roland is also an AV systems programmer working across numerous sectors, and has a passion for training.

Paul Smith

Paul Smith

SATCOM Trainer

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.

Sjoerd Appelboom

Sjoerd Appelboom

Co-Founder, 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.

Kamran Leghari

Kamran Leghari

Lead Networks & Cisco Trainer

Kamran is our lead 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!

As well as consultancy, Kamran works with a major focus on training and specialises in teaching networking certifications.

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