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About Seahaven Maritime Academy

Respected professionals in the field of maritime training

Seahaven Maritime Academy - About Us

We stick to our dates and ensure your place on our courses, regardless of any cancellations by others. If you book with us then we honour that arrangement !!!

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 training for leisure sailors who do not have aspirations of working commercially.

As a training Centre we are accredited by Seafish the RYA and the MCA to run various courses and are ISO 9001 approved. We also provide preparation courses for those working towards their MCA Masters Certificates of competence. Our dedicated Trainers have had considerable experience in command of commercial vessels and many years working as instructors. They are well known for going the extra mile for our students.

Professional Instructors

Our professional instructors are highly experienced and second to none in being able to transfer the key knowledge you'll need in order to pass exams and be an effective professional for the duration of your career within the Maritime Industry.

MCA Approved Establishment

We are a fully MCS approved establishment. We teach a complete range of courses including RYA and Leisure Courses, Professional Course and Seafish Course. You can attend and study fully confident that you are in the best hands for Maritime Training.

Simulation Environment

Our multi purpose bridge simulators consist of 4 networked ships consols which can be utilised to undertake a wide range of radar training. We have the very best technology on hand to ensure that you get the most realistic experience possible when learning about handling boats and ships.

Fire Fighting Unit

STCW Fire prevention and fire fighting is one of the modules for our STCW basic training. A one day refresher course is also available.

Fully Equipped Classrooms

Our purpose built, fully equipped classroom is suited to small class sizes. We can assure individual attention, regardless of your learning speed, as we believe one size doesn’t fit all.

Full Range of Courses

See our lists of RYA, Professional and Seafish courses below. If you have any questions at this stage, please call us for advice anytime between 08:00 hrs and to 21:00 hrs UK time. Or email us from our Contact Page.

Our emphasis is on quality training and our aim is to produce Masters of the highest standard. 

Call us for advice anytime between 08:00 hrs and to 21:00 hrs UK time. Or email us from our Contacts Page

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Meet The Team

Steve Brand

Managing Director
SteveBrand

  • Diesel Engine Instructor
  • Radar Instructor
  • First Aid Instructor
  • VHF Instructor / Assessor
  • Simulator Instructor
  • Celestial Navigation Instructor

Thomas Gunther

Director of Finance
ThomasGunther

  • RYA Yachtmaster Ocean
  • PADI Divemaster
  • GMDSS Instructor
  • Simulator Instructor

Mike Clift

Director
Mike Clift

  • RYA Yachtmaster Instructor Examiner Motor & Sail
  • Diesel Engine Instructor
  • Radar Instructor
  • VHF Instructor / Assessor
  • Simulator Instructor
  • Celestial Navigation Instructor / Examiner
  • MCA Master 200gt

Mark Osborne

Director of Firefighting Training
Mark

  • Professional Qualifications:
    • Member (MIFireE) – Institution of Fire Engineers
    • Member (MCGI) – City & Guilds Institute of London
    • Graduate (GIFireE) – Institution of Fire Engineers
    • Member (MIfL) – Institute for Learning
  • Professional Memberships:
    • Fellow of the Institution of Fire Engineers (FIFireE)
    • Fellow of the Institute of Leadership and Management (FInstLM)
    • Member of the Institute for Learning (MIfL)
    • Member of the Emergency Planning Society (MEPS)
    • Member of the Institute of Civil Protection & Emergency Management (MICPEM)
    • Member of the Institute of Supervisory Management (MISM)
    • Member of the Institute for Assessors and Verifiers (LIAV)
    • UK Fire Service Training Course Director
    • Confined Space Entry & Rescue, Breathing Apparatus & First Aid Trainer
    • UK Fire Service Breathing Apparatus Instructor (FSC BAI)
    • UK Fire Service Ship & Port Fires (FSC S&PF)
    • Marine FireFighting Instructor
    • Advanced powerboat instructor

Emma Brand

Administrator
Emma Brand

  • Company Administration

Peter Phillips

Engineer
Peter Phillips

  • Engineering & Maintenance

Academy Resources

A run down on some of what we have on offer

Seahaven Maritime Academy - Fire Fighting Unit

Fire Fighting Unit

STCW Fire prevention and fire fighting is one of the modules for our STCW basic training. A one day refresher course is also available.

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Seahaven Maritime Academy - Simulator Suite

Simulator Suite

Our multi purpose bridge simulators consist of 4 networked ships consols which can be utilised to undertake a wide range of radar training.

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Superyacht Crew Training

Thinking about a career in the Superyacht industry? Yes… then this Superyacht Crew Training package is for you! Our group size is restricted to 6 people for the three ancillary courses which allows for individual attention. Click here for more details…

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Seahaven Maritime Academy - Classroom

The Classroom

 Class sizes are limited to ensure individual attention, regardless of your learning speed, as we believe one size doesn’t fit all.

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