YDSA Courses and Events

YDSA launched its training pathway - the YDSA Academy - in 2019.  Various training opportunities are rolled out for members to support their own career progression using online modules, practical events and interactive events online. Members are also able to submit other training activities for consideration towards their pathway, leading ultimately to YDSA professional certification for members.  All events count towards a member's Continuous Professional Development points. Login to the Academy

This includes 3 FREE courses available to ALL Members, ask events@ybdsa.co.uk for details on how to receive these courses.

Looking forward to the future, YDSA looks to offer more events throughout the year to assist Surveyors and Designers in their professional development and provide great networking opportunities. These include visits to a factory or boatyard, practical training days, our annual London Conference in March and our Certifying Authority training day during the Southampton Boat Show each year.

ABYA Introduction to Professional Yacht Brokerage Course: Bookings are now open, click here

The long-established ABYA Introduction to Professional Yacht Brokerage course is back. Learn, evolve & enhance your skills with this yacht broker course. Starting on 1st November - 8th December 2021. Book your space today.

Members Price: £420 Inclusive VAT
Non-Members Price: £540 Inclusive VAT

01 Feb 2021 - 01 Jun 2022

*Paid Member Only* Available any time through ABYA // YDSA Academy This e-learning course will help you spot phishing attacks, which will in turn protect your business. With this course you will: - Know how to identify phishing emails and what to do when you get one - Identify what phishing attacks are designed to do - Review the ways that phishing messages can be sent - Define a number of signs that would make a message suspicious - Spot obvious signs that a message isn’t authentic - Review how a spear phishing message differs from a normal phishing message. The course duration is a maximum of twenty minutes and could save you thousands! Price: £20.00 plus VAT

01 Apr 2021 - 01 Mar 2022

Hybrid Marine Presents Hybrid Systems WHAT TO EXPECT : An overview of what a Hybrid is, what types of Hybrids are available & understand some of the issues with some of these systems GET TIPS ON: The key components you should be looking for when purchasing or surveying a Hybrid vessel Hybrid Marine has been developing advanced hybrid systems since 2002. Their award-winning patented parallel hybrid systems are the result of extensive research and provide an integrated power and propulsion solution, our systems have found many applications and are well proven. They provide systems for inland canal boats, commercial barges and sailing boats including fast offshore sailing catamarans.

06 Apr 2021 - 06 Apr 2022

**Open to All** Ocean Safety is renowned for high-quality customer care and specialises in the worldwide supply, distribution, manufacture, service and hire of marine safety equipment. As marine safety experts, they provide a dedicated service to their customers and represent some of the world’s leading brands in safety and survival, which is just part of their commitment to ensuring their customers’ safety whilst out on the water. The company boasts a diverse range of customers including ship and superyacht builders, round the world racing, cruising yachts and the UK Ministry of Defense.

06 Apr 2021 - 06 Apr 2022

**FREE** With sustainable investment funds standing up particularly well throughout the coronavirus crisis, Ben Willis, Head of Portfolio Management at Chase de Vere along with Emma McNally, Independent Financial Advisor will host this live webinar. Giving YBDSA Members & Associates an introduction to the world of sustainable investing and how you can invest with your conscience. Investing your money can be an efficient way to start saving for the long term, stocks have the chance to outweigh cash. Over 45 minutes, Ben explores: • The sudden rise of sustainable investments • Explain the differences between Ethical, Environmental, Social and Corporate Governance (ESG) and Impact investing, • He will also show you how savers can invest money in line with their own beliefs and values, without sacrificing performance. Ben & Emma will close this webinar with an open Q&A, so bring all your questions on how you can start to invest ethically

07 Apr 2021 - 07 Apr 2022

Driver Safety – Management of Occupational Road Risk o Introduction o What’s expected of you as a driver o Safe journey planning o Vehicle familiarisation and checks o While Driving o Breakdowns & accidents

07 Apr 2021 - 07 Apr 2022

Ladder Safety o Introduction to ladder safety o Legal responsibilities o Risk assessment o Using ladders safety o Inspection, Maintenance and storage

07 Apr 2021 - 07 Apr 2022

Risk Assessment o Introduction o Hazards, risks and controls o Assessing risk in the workplace o Frequently asked questions o Case study

10 May 2021 - 08 Jan 2022

** MEMBERS ONLY ** Available any time through ABYA // YDSA Academy ** Ross Wombwell, Technical Director at British Marine led the discussions on how Brexit will affect you and your vessels(s) From recent conversations with HMRC, the YBDSA now know that Spain as a Flag State has independently chosen to set restrictions on Non - EU commercial vessels. The impact of these restrictions from cabotage legislation on the commercial sector is discussed in this webinar. If you’re operating a non-commercial vessel then you might be affected by the new VAT regulations that have been put in place for importing vessels. Some of these implications around VAT are explained, with a look into RCD (Recreational Craft Directive). This will include; - The terms of use for temporary stays in some of the EU flag states, - What licence you should be looking at if you’re planning on staying for extended periods - How Cabotage Flag States regulations will affect trade & travel - Tariffs and Quotas - Seafarers Qualifications & - The Returned Goods Relief 2 CPD

10 May 2021 - 08 Jan 2022

** MEMBERS ONLY ** ** Available any time through ABYA // YDSA Academy ** The YBDSA has traditionally been split between Brokers and Surveyors. These two industry professions quite often approach the same task from different perspectives and whilst always trying to work in the best interests of the clients, this doesn’t always mean that they work in harmony all of the time. Sophie Kemp and Julian Smith talk about their experiences of working together and how the different sectors can learn from each other and support each other in each other’s work. Join us to find out more about what a successful working relationship looks like and to give your views on your experiences in working together between Brokers and Surveyors. Our Keynote Speakers for the event are Sophie Kemp, Sailing Yacht Broker at Berthon International & Julian Smith, Marine Surveyor at Hamble Marine Surveys Ltd who will cover all corners of the discussions within the industry. 2 CPD

10 May 2021 - 08 Jan 2022

** MEMBERS ONLY ** ** Available any time through ABYA // YDSA Academy ** Introduction to Yacht Coating Failures and Paint Defects An explanation of the most common types of paint coating system failures we see today on Yachts (large and small) and how we measure or record these failures or coating characteristics. Section One • Above waterline paint defects and failures Section Two • Below waterline paint defects and failures Section Three - Brightwork / Varnish defects and failures Questions and/or Interactive Examples 2 CPD points.

10 May 2021 - 08 Jan 2022

** MEMBERS ONLY ** ** Available any time through ABYA // YDSA Academy ** Tim’s presentation will give a theoretical background about yacht coatings and some practical tips on the most common paint faults to look out for. 2CPD

01 Nov - 08 Dec 2021

The long-established ABYA Introduction to Professional Yacht Brokers Course is now open for bookings

Book your space here

Learn the fundamentals of what is involved in becoming a Professional Yacht Broker and gain a step up your career path as a Marine Professional Yacht Broker. Join other ABYA Members working at prestigious brokerages who have also completed this course.

This ABYA Course will offer you the crucial knowledge you need to understand the foundations and diverse workings involved in yacht brokerage. 

The course gives prospective yacht brokers and dealers all the information they need to operate successfully and professionally. It is a cost-effective way for more experienced brokers and dealers to keep well-informed of recent developments and the latest legislation, enabling you to maintain your professional and competitive edge. If you’re looking for a career change in yacht brokerage, this will open new doors to opportunities for you to change direction.

Providing you with topical and instructive presentations covering elements from Marine Law, Insurance and Finance. Course leader Andy Cunningham will lead you through the Brokerage process and be supported by a host of external speakers who are Marine Industry professionals. By learning from experienced specialists in their field, you will have access to a vast amount of knowledge and expertise to support you on your journey.

2 weekly sessions starting at 19:00 GMT lasting approx. 1-2 hours

 Find the brochure here

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