Interior Yacht Services has announced that it will run its luxury hospitality training programme in The Netherlands starting in February 2014.

This pioneering initiative will provide the industry with the first complete interior training program of its kind from introduction to management level. Interior Yacht Services, training partner of Warsash Superyacht Academy, has developed this curriculum to provide the industry with a one-stop shop for interior training on all levels.

The Luxury Hospitality training program has been accredited through the PYA Guest (Guidelines for Unified Excellence Service training) certification program. IYS provides the interior crewmember support throughout their yachting career. With introduction, intermediate and management courses there is training available at the correct level for any interior crewmember.

Joey Meen, training and certification director of the Professional Yachting Association (PYA), commented: “It is a pleasure to have IYS on-board as an approved accredited PYA Training Provider offering the GUEST training at all levels to interior crew. IYS are well equipped to offer the high end training requirements and standards that PYA have laid out in the GUEST programme for those crew members following the progressive training route”.