Superyacht Flyboard Instructor Training and Zapata Equipment Sales

Through our sister company Aquatic Jetpacks we are able to provide a complete sales, installation and training package for superyachts, captains or owners looking to operate a Flyboard, Hoverboard or Jetpack by Zapata Racing onboard.

Call +44 (0)1202 706 784 or email us to discuss your training requirements

Background of Superyacht Flyboard Instructor Training:

With the increase of water jet related equipment aboard Superyachts there has been growing concerns within the industry about the overall safety of them.

The below course is strongly focused on health and safety and should give Superyacht crew the knowledge they need to safely operate and maintain the kit. We can also provide further consultation on the development of the operations manual surrounding this activity should it be required.

As there is currently no governing body over the activity of flyboarding or jetpack related activities, the course below has been designed as the ‘best code of practice’ when using the kit. Captains and Yacht Management companies can therefore show that they have applied a duty of care by undertaking some kind of training in relation to the equipment instead of simply purchasing it and putting it straight into action.

 

Onboard Flyboard Training options:

 In terms of the Training we aim to deliver a course to a minimum of 2, maximum 3 of the crew and ideally they are already qualified PWC users as this can be run more as a conversion of their existing skills and knowledge on the water.

In terms of the Installation of the board in previous SuperYacht Courses it has been helpful to have an engineer or someone who deals with the maintenance of the PWCs to attend the morning session as the Flyboard requires someone to remove the part of the PWC Pump which requires a bit of technical knowledge.

 

Flyboard Operator Course Modules:

Module 1 (Ashore)

Correct assembly, maintenance, connection to PWC, run through different methods of reaching operating area if in a tidal situation

Module 2 (Ashore)
Safe Operating Areas (both Tidal and non/tidal), safety management within operating area and adhering to operations manual

Module 3 (Ashore)
Kit familiarization and safety check before each session including both Flyboard and Personal equipment

Module 4 (Ashore & afloat)
Teaching the basic techniques of Flyboarding to course members, hopefully establishing a competent level of riding within session.

Module 5 (Ashore & afloat)
Teaching the Basic Techniques of safely operating the Flyboard as the Instructor from the PWC

 

Course Duration

The course can be covered in 1 day (1.5 days should the crew struggle to develop their own personal Flyboard skills within the allotted time) with 2 – 3 Crew.

 

Provision of comprehensive vessel specific Flyboard Operations Manual

As well as providing the training we also offer a consultancy service to produce a Superyacht Flyboard Operations Manual. This manual will cover the Operational Procedures to safely use Flyboard equipment onboard and a range of other important information including risks assessments, safety procedures and minimum operator qualifications. The Superyacht Flyboard Operations Manual is approximately 30 pages with additional forms and is supplied as a hard A4 file. The preparation of the manual can be done remotely by completing a provided questionnaire.

 

Why train with us?

Jetski Safaris sister company Aquatic Jetpacks was the first coastal Flyboard Training Centre in the UK. Now in its 7th year of Flyboard training both in the UK and onboard yachts our instructors have some great experience in how to run Flyboard operations onboard safely. As some of our trainers are also qualified Jet Ski Trainers we have the ability to combine Jet Ski and Flyboard Instructor Training in one package.

Contact us for a quote and to check availability for onboard Training

Why is Flyboard Instructor Training important?

Just like a lot of the new water toys to hit the market on the Superyacht toy’s scene, Zapata Flyboard, Hoverboard, Jetpack and more Flyride equipment definitely caught people’s attention. Whilst the excitement for these new toys increased we commonly found more yacht crew’s with boxes of equipment in front of them which firstly didn’t know how to install them and secondly how to instruct guests, owners and crew safely on them. Unfortunately we have seen some cases of serious accidents caused through improper use and yachts shying away from getting involved with them. Just like jet skis if this equipment is used and managed under a safe set of operating procedures with trained crew then they can be used safely and generate a lot of fun.

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Jetski Safaris Ltd
Salterns Marina
Poole
BH14 8JR
T: 01202 706 784
E: info@jetskisafaris.co.uk

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