Speaking exclusively to SuperyachtNews.com, Lars Lippuner, business development manager at Warsash Superyacht Academy, explained: "It's all about working with and for the industry. It gives us a lot of feedback from other aspects of the industry, which is important for us to keep everything relevant."
An additional success of the partnerships is the mutual support that serves to benefit the wider industry, explained Lippuner. "Some of them are training partners, so that's all about working with the best and knowing about your own key strengths. We strongly believe that you need to know what your core competencies are. To give you an example, we obviously are very strong in deck and engineering but we wouldn't dream of all of a sudden setting up our own interior training because it's just not what Warsash is built to do. But then we partnered up with International Yacht Services who we think is fantastic at doing it and hence getting a more comprehensive course portfolio.It's the same in terms of on-board training. We haven't always got the capacity to do all the on-board training and that's one area that works particularly well with Medaire who are obviously very strong in medical on-board training."
Warsash Superyacht Academy expects the partnerships to continue to grow, with Lippuner concluding that a few additional partnerships are in the pipeline already.