From 23-25 March 2015, Quantum will be offering its first three-day course for superyacht captains and engineers, offering crewmembers working with its products on board equipment-specific training. The first day will be dedicated largely to captains and the general operation of the vessel, regarding its hydraulic equipment; the second day will be aimed at engineers and the equipment in the engine room; and the third day will look closely at maintenance of specific equipment. At the conclusion of the course, crewmembers will be presented with a certificate from Quantum.
This latest course tackles, at least from an engineering point of view, the problem of lack of vessel- and equipment-specific training in the superyacht industry.
On the final day of the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show (FLIBS), SuperyachtNews.com was given a tour of the Quantum Marine Engineering premises and training facilities, and got a chance to visit the workshop where the company’s products are manufactured.
Gwen Benoit, training manager at Quantum Marine Engineering, explained to SuperyachtNews.com that the course will contain both theoretical and practical elements, and highlighted the importance of getting the crewmembers involved on a practical level. Just one of the practical elements of the course saw Benoit putting a number of bugs in the electronic systems, whereby the crewmembers will have to discern the bugs and fix them. The training facilities also include workshop benches, offering the crewmembers more chances to tackle the training hands on.
The first course will take place from 23 - 30 March at Quantum Marine Engineer’s offices in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.