Seahaven Maritime Academy

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Seahaven Maritime Academy is a purpose built, full training centre in the port of Newhaven, East Sussex. It is run entirely by professional mariners for professional mariners. We also provide the same high standard of training for leisure sailors who do not have aspirations of working commercially.

As a training centre we are accredited by the MCA, RYA  and we are ISO 9001 approved. We provide STCW full basic training courses, as a package or individually, and refresher courses (Fire Fighting and PST), as well as preparation courses for those working towards their MCA Master's certificates of competence up to 3000gt. Our dedicated trainers have had considerable experience in command of commercial vessels and many years working as instructors. We are well known for "going the extra mile" for our students.

STCW Training Centers

Seahaven Maritime Academy have their training center located in Newhaven, East Sussex, United Kingdom.

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Customer Reviews

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  • Jason Evans

    Jason Evans

    Average rating: a month ago

    Took the five day STCW basic set of courses with them. Top notch training by great instructors. The price was cheaper than most but I would bet the training was better than most !! I will be back to take more courses in the future.

  • Nadir Gallani

    Nadir Gallani

    Average rating: 4 months ago

    Done my STCW last week all the staff and instructor very friendly and professional!!! Well done !! From 0 to hero !!! Very thanks to Steve, Mark, Sam, Juliette, Chris, Mark, Spencer and Kevin, thank you everithing you teach me.

  • bohemianbythesea


    Average rating: 4 months ago

    I recently completed the STCW10 course & cannot recommend this centre enough! I learnt so much in such a fun, yet efficient way and feel very confident walking away from Seahaven Maritime Academy. Some of it was very intense, but everyone helped us along the way and made us feel confident in the scarier elements such as Firefighting, etc.
    What really stood out for me was the people who worked there- every single staff member and teacher was so friendly and helpful, even the ones that didn't teach me personally.
    I'd like to thank the owner, Steve, for creating such a wonderful school, at an amazing price that I couldn't find elsewhere. You can tell he values his school and even took us out for a beer before we finished the course.
    I came from Australia to complete this course before heading to Europe to work on the Yachts, and I still saved money even after paying for accomodation in Brighton. I will do any future courses or refreshers here.
    Thanks everyone,

  • Joe Fry

    Joe Fry

    Average rating: 4 months ago

    Just completed the 5 day STCW course with Seahaven and I can honestly say it was the best course I have ever done. The staff were incredible, very knowledgeable, welcoming, professional and fun. The first aid scenarios were very real and the firefighting was even more so! Highly recommended, will definitely be returning here when my update is due in 5 years!

  • Tom Darnell

    Tom Darnell

    Average rating: 11 months ago

    The STCW10 course was well run and very enjoyable! The staff at the academy are very welcoming and incredibly knowledgeable. The premises are well kitted out with everything you'll need to practice fire fighting, sea survival and first aid scenarios; the Firefighting is an especially realistic experience where you will be taught to use full protective gear and breathing apparatus to tackle multiple real fires within their containers, set up to look and feel like the interior of a ship. I loved the adrenaline rush from it so much that they let me go twice!

    You will come out of this course at the academy having developed a genuinely useful skill set as well as fond memories.

  • Alexandra Buczkowski

    Alexandra Buczkowski

    Average rating: August 24, 2018

    Couldn’t rate this place highly enough. Fun, educational and an awesome experience

  • AJM Campbell

    AJM Campbell

    Average rating: May 2, 2018

    Had a great time completing my STCW10 basic training at Seahaven Maritime Academy; the instruction was very clear and useful, and the course fees are a bargain compared to some other providers I could mention! The free pint on the penultimate day was the icing on the cake, and I had a brilliant week, thank-you very much guys.

  • Alan McHale

    Alan McHale

    Average rating: March 29, 2018

    22Years offshore
    I have never Ever experienced such a great training centre.
    Why ? From the down to earth approach of the instructors with real
    work knowledge and hands on experience . To the lay mans explanation and teaching methods and not talking down to students but taking everyone to one level of understanding and explanation .
    Everyone on my course was either 20 years experience or non experienced , yet we all gelled as a team we worked as a team and won as a team, under the guidance of our instructors. We learnt from one another and were incouraged to share our knowledge with those of less experience..
    This training centre is not for self gain, It is for Us People it is selfless , and honest.
    The price is the best out there , because they do not bull -s***
    It's straight its honest and I'd even work for them my self.
    I've come from Sth Ireland and I will again to refresh in a heart beat
    Can't praise you enough.

  • John Everest

    John Everest

    Average rating: October 25, 2017

    Took part in a VHF radio course here as is very local to our site, the guys are really professional and course is made interesting with a thorough test at the end. Would definitely recommend Seahaven.

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