AV Training for Yacht Crew
Looking for training that quickly builds confidence managing yacht AV (audio-visual) 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 the common knowledge and maintenance tasks with the most common equipment. So we include equipment from leaders such as Crestron and Kaleidescape. In fact, Crestron Technician training and certification is exclusively included. This is the first step of the ladder of official Crestron training. Finally there are overviews of Kaleidescape, Soundweb and Lutron systems.
After teaching the basic theory, we quickly move onto the practical side. Students are taught the most common tasks likely to be encountered onboard. The focus is hands-on. And our training facility is full of the typical superyacht technology you’re most likely to encounter onboard. Our own multi-zone superyacht AV system is also properly documented. This documentation forms an integral part of the class, from familiarisation on day 1, through to final troubleshooting challenges on Day 5.
AV@SEA is our first, and still most popular, class. This one regularly sells out with students waiting. Be sure to contact us early to enquire about seats.
Learn audio-visual fundamentals
Learn to provide a better system experience
Learn to operate and troubleshoot common systems
Crestron 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
All AV Course students receive an optional feedback form. As a dedicated training provider, we take our student feedback very seriously.
I think the course provides a great base of understanding to build confidence for marine crew working with AV systems. The material and practical examples were delivered really well. Much appreciated.
SEA are a group of professional and friendly instructors, who've taught me a great deal in such a brief amount of time. I would highly recommend this to anyone of all experience levels. This isn't just for ETOs it's for everyone.
Very professionally run with lots of real life scenarios that can be applied. Great answers and support ot any questions. Friendly and approachable trainers. The small class is the perfect size to learn.
Your AV Course Trainers
Learn more about the experienced team behind this training course.
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 - 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.
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
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.
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.