Careers At Sea Talk

Many areas of the Marine Industry have proven to be  unaffected by the economic downturn. As a result, there is a worldwide demand and career opportunities for  qualified marine personnel.

The event will be invaluable for anyone considering a career change or even working abroad. Having previous experience of the marine sector or the boating sector is not required to attend this event. The Careers at Sea Expo is open to the public and all are welcome.

To reserve your place at the event Contact us on 091 560560 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


Commercial Yachtmaster

Commercial Skipper 200 Ton Yachtmaster Course (Sail and Motor)

Now enrolling for our next course which takes place from 7th November 2016

The marine industry is one of the few areas that has not been affected by the current economic recession. Huge growth in the offshore industry is still under way and the yachting industry is not faring too bad either.

With this in mind Bow Waves are delighted to offer prospective candidates the opportunity to take an intensive 16 week course for Commercial Skipper’s accredited by the Maritime & Coastguard Agency (MCA) recognised worldwide. The course is also run in conjunction with the Royal Yachting Association (RYA)


Bow Waves commercial yacht master course includes STCW'95 Basic Safety training and powerboat operations up to advanced level, upon successful completion of the course candidates will be qualified to a recognised worldwide standard that will enable them to apply for positions as Skipper, 1st Mate or Officer of the Watch on motor vessels up 200 Ton and entry level for Super Yachts.

  • Course Type: Practical and theory
  • Required Experience:.
  • Waterproofs (Optional) will be provided
  • Life jacket will be provided
  • Waterproof Deck Boots
  • Sleeping Bag
  • Water confident – swimming ability not essential
  • Passport or Seafarer Discharge Book
  • Must be able to pass a medical including eye sight test.
  • RYA-ISA Membership.

Coastal – up to 40 miles.
Offshore – up to 150 miles.
Ocean – worldwide.

Duration: 16 weeks fulltime

Mayra's Blog

...Mayra completed some training with Bow Waves in Summer 2015. She is currently seeking career opportunities in the super yacht industry and will be blogging her experiences throughout. Keep an eye out for updates over the coming months...

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Mid-January I got offered my first permanent job. On a 72ft Sailing boat. In a way it was such a relief to finally have a secure job! Continue Reading

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Bowwaves are fully certified as a training school by the Irish Sailing Association, Department of Transport and The Royal Yachting Association.

STCW Basic Safety Training

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Combined Day Skipper


Day Skipper Theory and Practical Combined

We are happy to introduce this new product to our list of courses.  Receive both theory and practical day skipper training over 9 days

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Powerboat Instructor Course

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  • Instructor Course 21-23rd August

RYA PWC Instructor Endorsement

  • 24th August

Powerboat Level 2

  • 20-21st August

Yachting Week

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  • 22-26th August

Yachtmaster Sail Prep & Exam

  • 22-26th August