Feb 15

JPMA Awards 2023: Celebrating Excellence in Maritime Leadership and Training

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. Welcome to the JPMA Awards 2023, where we take immense pride in honouring outstanding individuals who have demonstrated exceptional leadership and commitment to training within the maritime industry. As we reflect on the achievements of 2023, we are delighted to celebrate the remarkable recipients of the John Percival Leadership Award and the JPMA Student […]

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Nov 14

John Percival Leadership Award 2023

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“Commitment to Training, Commitment to Crew”  John Percival Leadership Award Celebrates 10 Years of Honouring Outstanding Maritime Leadership and Training Commitment Captain John Percival, an advocate for onboard training and crew development, established JPMA as a crew training centre in the late ’90s, dedicated to fostering high standards across all crew levels and departments. His […]

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Feb 22

2022 JPMA Leadership & Student Star Awards

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It’s Awards Season! Forget the Golden Globes, BAFTAs and the Oscars, we’re looking back at 2022 to present our annual JPMA awards: The John Percival Leadership Award; Student Star (Deck) Award; Student Star (Engineering) Award. 2022 WINNER – MATTEO MALFATTI Captain John Percival was an ambassador for on-board training and encouraging investment in a yacht’s […]

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Sep 29

JPMA announce new partnerships during Monaco Yacht Show 2022   

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John Percival Marine Associates today announced three new partnerships with Nautilus International, MarSAR International and SEACertify.  Anna Percival-Harris, Managing Director of JPMA said “we are thrilled to announce these new partnerships with three prestigious Wirral based companies, in our 25th anniversary year.  JPMA has always aimed to provide crew with a diverse portfolio of services, […]

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Apr 08

JPMA Continues High Pass Rates into 25th Year

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The numbers are in for our written and oral exam results in 2021! JPMA has always been known for high pass rates at first attempt and the results speak for themselves. As we continue, in our 25th year, to provide training for those in the Superyacht, Workboat and Merchant industries, our first attempt passes have continued to […]

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Jan 21

25 Years in Superyachts for JPMA

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In 2022, John Percival Marine Associates celebrates our 25th year in the Superyacht industry. Hoylake Sailing School Ltd was established in 1996, to run RYA shorebased courses, and very shortly afterwards the Principal, Captain John Percival, was approached to run oral preparation for MCA Deck oral exams. JPMA was then formed in 1997, to deal […]

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Jul 09

Covid Price Cut – Autumn Sale!

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Every September we usually increase our course fees slightly. This year we have cut prices instead – we’ve reduced the following courses by at least £100 per course: Engineering modules for SV & Yacht CoCs; HELM O & M; Oral Prep for Deck & Engineering. We understand that the pandemic has affected crew in various […]

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International Women’s Day 2021

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JPMA has been training Deck and Engineer officers for nearly 25 years. The vast majority of our students have been male, but in more recent years we’ve seen the balance tipped, with many more female students coming to us for their written and oral MCA courses.  On this International Women’s Day we want to shine […]

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Nov 19

The John Percival Leadership Award – 2020 Winner Announced

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2020 WINNER – ROBBIE FOX We are proud to announce the winner of John Percival Leadership Award for 2020. Captain Robbie Fox was the worthy winner following his nomination by Jonny Carswell. Here’s what Jonny had to say: “When I joined MY Maraya it was my first job on board a superyacht, and it is […]

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Feb 25

COVID-19 – JPMA & MCA Updates

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We continue to offer Deck & Engineering Oral prep online as well as in the classroom. We are currently running HELM, Yacht & SV Engineering and RYA Shorebased courses in our classrooms in Hoylake. (These courses may be moved online if English guidelines change due to another spike in virus numbers. You can read more […]

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Aug 16

John Percival Leadership Award – 2019 Winner Announced!

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We were happy to announce the winner of this year’s John Percival Leadership Award at the 2019 Monaco Yacht Show. Bosun Sam Brown was the worthy winner following his nomination by Deckhand Colleen Meehan. Here’s what Colleen had to say: “I have had the pleasure of working under Sam for about a year, during which […]

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Jan 16

JPMA Boasts Highest Pass Rates in a Decade

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The numbers are in for our written and oral exam results in 2018! JPMA has always been known for high pass rates at first attempt and the results speak for themselves. As we continue to provide training for those in the Superyacht, Workboat and Merchant industries, our first attempt passes have continued to impress. This is all […]

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Dec 19

JPMA Student Star Awards 2018

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As an RYA and MCA training centre it is our aim to provide advice, training and guidance to all students we meet. Whilst our instructors are here to deliver education and training, they also emotionally support students throughout their studies, whether they’re attending a 1 day or 3 week course. During 2018 we asked our […]

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Apr 11

JPMA Student Star Awards 2017

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As an RYA and MCA training centre it is our aim to provide advice, training and guidance to all students we meet. Whilst our instructors are here to deliver education and training, they also emotionally support students throughout their studies, whether they’re attending a 1 day or 3 week course. In 2017, we asked our […]

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Dec 20

Steps to Success – from Zero to Hero in 20 years!

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To round off our 20th anniversary year, during which we have run competitions, completed challenges, BBQ’d and other exciting events, we wanted to showcase one of our success stories, a student of whom we are extremely proud: Matt Pownall-Jones came to us 20 years ago, when he was just 16 years old and not really […]

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Changes to Yacht Sea Service Verification Process

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The MCA have recently formalised an arrangement with the PYA and Nautilus for them to verify all sea service before it is submitted with an NoE application. You do not need to be a member of either organisation to have your service verified, but there may be a charge for this service for non-members. MIN […]

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Sep 12

20% Course Fee Discount to Celebrate JPMA’s 20 Years!

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We’re celebrating 20 years! During 2017 JPMA will be running monthly competitions and offers to celebrate our 20th anniversary. We are kicking off Autumn with a delightful September discount that’s not to be missed! From 12th September to 6th October we are offering a 20% discount off our Autumn/Winter course fees. Please quote our code […]

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Aug 23

Job Vacancies for Deck & Engineering Instructors

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We are looking for part-time/sessional Deck and Engineering instructors to work at our Hoylake office. The roles entail delivering lectures and oral preparation to a range of candidates taking SQA and MCA exams. Essential requirement for Engineers is at least an STCW OOW (E) or Y4 (Yachts) CoC and for Deck is at least STCW OOW (Unlimited), OOW (Yachts) […]

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Jul 19

The John Percival Leadership Award 2017

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2017 Winner Announced – Paul Jones: We were very proud to once again announce the winner of this years John Percival Leadership Award at the 2017 Monaco Yacht Show. Paul Jones was the worthy winner following his nomination by ex-colleague Christian Greenwood, who began working with Paul in 2011. Christian told us: “Paul is an […]

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Jun 06

Photo Competition – Winner Announced!

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We’re happy to announce that the winner of this month’s #JPMA20 photo competition is Japie Wiedeman, who submitted the photo above. We were impressed with the standard of entries we received, and would like to thank everyone who entered the competition. Special mentions go to Scarlett Harris and Andy Rigby, who were close contenders. Win […]

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