What is IYT?

What is IYT?

International Yacht Training Worldwide (IYT) is the trusted standard of excellence in yacht training, maritime certification and safety around the world.      

IYT has achieved the highest level of internationally recognized and sanctioned best practices (ISO 9001:2008) certification through the Government of Canada’s “Canadian General Standards Board”.

IYT’s founders represent 40 years of seafaring and yachting leadership and experience. This expertise has been adopted and endorsed by the world’s leading regulatory authorities (MCA, USCG, The Marshall Islands, PADI), representing the gold standard for professional and recreational marine training and accreditation.

Also, IYT is an active member of the Canadian Maritime Safety Council and the British Maritime Federation.

IYT is renowned for its professional yachting courses such as the Master of Yachts Coastal, Limited and Unlimited, Superyacht Chef, Superyacht Deck Crew, Professional Superyacht Hospitality and STCW Training. No other organization offers such a diverse range of nautical training or is as internationally accepted as IYT.

IYT values allow us to remain a stalwart in the world of yachting, sailing and boating:

  • Discipline – professionalism and safety above all else.
  • Wisdom – world-class depth of maritime knowledge.
  • Innovation – create and maintain worldwide standards
  • Reliability – collaborate and support the success of our students, schools and partners.
  • Adventure – celebrate the spirit and adventure of maritime experiences.
  • Service – consistent delivery with the highest level of quality.
  • Accountable – responsible and accessible to all stakeholders.
  • Heritage – respect and support maritime history and traditions.

We, BARCA GROUP, are proud of the confirmed recognition from the world leader.
In our training center of seafarers has courses in the following programs of the International 

Yacht Training Worldwide (IYT):

  • International Crew Training
  • International Bareboat Skipper
  • International Certificate of Competency (ICC)
  • Navigation Master
  • Personal Watercraft Operator
  • Powerboat Skipper
  • Small Powerboat and Rib Master (MCA Approved)
  • Marine Communications (VHF-SRC)
  • Weather Master
  • Yachtmaster Coastal (Power or Sail)
  • Yachtmaster Offshore (Power or Sail)

In addition, we are the sole certified Instructors Training Center in Europe.



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