Superyacht AV and Control Systems Training

Now including the new Crestron “Superyacht Systems Technician” certification! Online and in classroom.

Are you looking for training to quickly build confidence to better manage and troubleshoot yacht AV systems?  Perhaps you’re looking for work as a yacht ETO or AV/IT Officer?  Maybe you’re an engineer on a yacht without an ETO or AV/IT Officer.  You’re responsible for AV, but need to know more.

Yacht AV systems are usually high-end, bespoke, sizeable and complex.  Crucially, they’re a major part of the guest experience. Typically, you need training and experience with each main system component.  Yet this training is hard to find.  Additionally, AV training isn’t always available directly to crew.  Where it is, you’ll find it time consuming and expensive.  Furthermore, manufacturer courses often go beyond what crew need.  Because they’re intended for those installing and programming systems regularly.

We understand who you are and what you need.  We’ve spent many years supporting these systems onboard ourselves.  This experience has helped develop the exact training course you need.  Our ethos is teaching common theory and  tasks around the most common equipment.  Therefore we feature equipment from leaders such as Crestron.  In fact, Crestron’s Superyacht Systems Technician certification is exclusively included.  Finally, there are brief introductions to other common systems: Soundweb Audio DSP, Lutron and Kaleidescape.

After teaching fundamental theory, we switch to the practical side.  Students are taught the common tasks likely to be encountered onboard.  Our dedicated training facility is full of the most common superyacht technology.  In fact, the entire class is based around or own superyacht AV system and supporting documentation.

AV@SEA remains our most popular course.  It regularly sells out with students waiting.  Be sure to book early.


Latest Schedule – All Courses

1Day@SEA Live Online, 17 Feb 9-5 GMT, £240

AV@SEA Live Online, 21-25 Feb 9-5 GMT, £1500

1Day@SEA Fort Lauderdale USA, 4 Mar, $320

AV@SEA Fort Lauderdale USA, 7-11 Mar, $2000

SATCOM@SEA Liverpool UK, 28-30 Mar, £1080

IP@SEA Liverpool UK, 31 Mar-2 Apr, £1080

IP@SEA Liverpool UK, 31 Mar-2 Apr, £1080

AV@SEA Liverpool UK, 4-8 Apr, £1800

No further courses currently planned

Learn audio-visual and control fundamentals

Learn to provide a better system experience

Learn to operate and troubleshoot common systems

New Crestron Superyacht Systems Technician certification included!

AV Training Course – Summary Syllabus

For more detailed information on our AV course, or other courses, please contact us.

  • Fundamental yacht AV system knowledge
  • Familiarisation with our yacht AV systems
  • Documentation familiarisation
  • Common hardware introduction
  • Common connectors and protocols
  • Basic introduction to IP networks

Official Crestron Technician Syllabus

  • Common Crestron hardware and configuration
  • Protocols Ethernet, Cresnet
  • Wiring and cable termination
  • Crestron Toolbox – Fundamental Tasks
  • Crestron Digital Media – brief introduction
  • Crestron processor common tasks
  • Crestron Digital Media common tasks
  • Additional video signal theory
  • Kaleidescape system overview


Supporting existing Crestron Programs

  • Fundamentals of Crestron programming logic
  • Fundamentals of user interfaces
  • Managing system files and version control
  • Maintenance and Troubleshooting exercises
  • Introduction to Crestron Debugger
  • BSS Soundweb audio DSP system overview
  • Lighting Control and Lutron Homeworks QS overview
  • Optimising the onboard AV experience
  • Final Troubleshooting assessment exercises


AV Training Course Feedback

Before attending this on-line course I was sceptical, but it was well beyond what I expected.

The questions and material are thought provoking and thus effective.  I was also impressed with the technical management of this training course.  I have to congratulate both Scott and Roland, the content was well thought through and was a good introduction to superyacht AV systems.  Well done!

Jayson Woodman

Course - AV@SEA Online 2021

I would highly recommend Superyacht Electronics Academy's AV@SEA course.  They exceeded my expectations in terms of both content and training provided.  At first I was sceptical about the online version, but it was just as interactive and relevant as an onsite course would have been.  I'm very pleased with the result and will be back for more training!

Nicholas Grady - Engineer

Course - AV@SEA Online 2021

The AV@SEA class exceeded my expectations, as mentioned in the course, with being online rather than onsite. 

It is amazing what has been achieved in the training room all things considered, with a strangely ideal setup.  Personally, I will always wish I could have been in class rather than online but I don’t believe it has affected my learning of the content at all.  Cheers!

Christy Slaven - Engineer

Course - AV@SEA Online 2021

Your AV Course Trainers

Learn more about the experienced team behind this training course.

Sjoerd Appelboom

Sjoerd Appelboom

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.

Stephen Harrington

Stephen Harrington

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. 

Oliver Hall

Oliver Hall

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.

Chris Jay

Chris Jay

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

Chris Ochoa

Chris Ochoa

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.

Scott Molloy

Scott Molloy

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.

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