Xclusive Sea School, a concept developed by Xclusive Yachts, has seen a significant increase in the number of students being trained in boat driving. The school, located in Dubai, where sea and water activities are popular, has experienced a 300% growth in student enrollment over the past year. The principal of Sea School attributes this increase to the shift in consumer behavior following the COVID-19 pandemic, as more people are seeking out local activities like boating rather than traveling by air. As a result, there are now more boaters in the region than ever before.
Xclusive Sea School offers a convenient 2-day course for individuals interested in learning how to operate a boat. The management of the school recognizes the busy schedules of their customers and has designed the course to be efficient and comprehensive, covering all the necessary skills for boat driving.
According to the principal of the college, Patel, there has been a significant increase in the demand for training to become a boat captain, which may be due to the change in consumer behavior following the COVID-19 pandemic. People are now more interested within participating in recreational activities such as driving a boat or Dubai yacht rental in their local area.
The course offered by Xclusive Sea School is comprised of 70% practical and 30% theoretical instruction and teaches students basic sea navigation using GPS and nautical charts. It covers a range of important topics, including boat safety and safety checks, parking practice, weather information, night navigation, marine communications, maneuvering, and speed traveling. The course is designed to be easy in order to learn and comprehensive, ensuring that students are well-prepared to become boat captains.
The course offered by Xclusive Sea School is certified by the Royal Yachting Association (RYA), a renowned marine training institute known for its high standards. Upon completion of the course, students receive a non-expirable certificate that is recognized internationally in over 300 countries. The certificate is issued within two days of completing the course.
Abdul Malik, the chief instructor at Xclusive Sea School, emphasizes the importance of safety in boating. He notes that while boating can be enjoyable, it is also important to follow security rules and be aware of underwater hazards. As a captain, it is the responsibility of the person in charge to ensure that everyone returns home safely. Bakhsh stresses the particular importance of maintaining the safe speed while boating.
Based on the administrator of Xclusive Sea School, Cyd, typically the school is the fastest-growing and only 5-star training institute in the Middle East. She emphasizes that driving a boat is a new dream for many people and this school provides an opportunity for others to share in that experience. Cyd notes that the school not only shares moments with its students, but creates lasting memories for a lifetime.
Xclusive Sea School has made it possible for individuals to become boat captains and join a boat club with a fleet of over 50 boats, even if they do not really own their own boat. The Sea School enables one to obtain a DMCA Marine Craft Driving License up to 12 meters. The school provides some sort of student-friendly and streamlined process for obtaining a captain’s certification, which is recognized internationally. Xclusive Yachts may be the only yacht company with an in-house accredited training institute.