Mar 03

2016 Exam Results at JPMA

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We are very proud to announce the number of first attempt passes for our oral and written Deck & Engineering exams in 2016. Like last year, and many previous, our results have significantly improved as we continue to provide training for those in the Superyacht, Workboat and Merchant industries. This is all thanks to the […]

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Jan 06

Who’s Who? Competition

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We’re celebrating 20 years! During 2017 JPMA will be running monthly competitions and offers to celebrate our 20th anniversary. January’s competition is ‘Who’s Who?’ – we’ve given you 20 photos of some of the JPMA crew from 20 years ago (or more, in some cases!). Can you guess who they are? There are multiple choice […]

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Jul 06

The John Percival Leadership Award

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2016 Winner Announced: On the final day of the busiest Monaco Yacht Show in many years, we were delighted to announce the winner of the 2016 John Percival Leadership Award. Cy Wastell was nominated by his Captain, who had the following to say: “During the last 2 years, I have watched Cy set the highest […]

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Apr 27

2015 Exam Results at JPMA

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The numbers are in for our written and oral exam pass rates from 2015, and we have a lot to smile about. There has been a significant increase in first attempt passes in most subjects – JPMA has always been known for high pass rates and these results speak for themselves. Managing Director, Anna Percival-Harris […]

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Feb 25

New Deck & Engineering Instructors Teaching at JPMA

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2016 sees a new era for John Percival Marine Associates, as several Deck and Engineering Instructors have joined our expanding team. Following on from the recent retirement of 2 long serving instructors, Captains Bill Marr and Keith Cederholm, our new additions bring a wealth of fresh knowledge and experience to the classrooms. In particular, two of the new […]

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Jan 13

Alternative Yachtmaster Pathway for OOW Yacht Candidates

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Candidates for the OOW (Yachts <3000gt) CoC are required to hold an RYA Yachtmaster Offshore CoC (or IYT Master of Yachts <200gt). To obtain a YM Offshore CoC, candidates must have undertaken half of their qualifying mileage (1250 miles) on vessels <24 metres. The RYA have identified that this is difficult for some crew, stating: […]

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Oct 24

New Requirements for Deck & Engineering CoCs

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The STCW Convention 1978 has been amended by the 2010 Manila Amendments and contains new requirements for all seafarers. In addition, the MCA have recently made changes to the pre-requisites for UK STCW CoCs. See all of the changes here: Changes to Master <200, OOW, Chief Mate, Master & Engineer Yachts Requirements

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Sep 10

Changes to NoE Applications for Master (Yachts) less than 3000gt

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Are you a Yachtie planning to skip Master <500gt and go straight to Master <3000gt? Then read on… The MCA announced in September ’13 that they will now be enforcing MSN 1802 for all Master <3000gt NoE applications, and NoEs will be issued as laid out in the following MCA statement: After 1st January 2014, any candidate […]

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Jul 02

MCA Announce Master Workboat 500gt CoC at Seawork 2013

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The MCA have been in consultation with JPMA and the National Workboat Association for the last 5 years to develop the new STCW Master (Workboats) <500gt CoC. Captain Roger Towner of the MCA announced at Seawork on Tuesday 25th June 2013 that the M Notice was in production, and is now available online. Click here to download MGN […]

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Apr 15

Book All of Your Modules with JPMA to Receive 15% Off Your Oral Prep Course Fee

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JPMA are offering a 15% discount on Oral Preparation course fees to all students who complete their modules with us. The courses required to be eligible for this discount are as follows: Master <200gt: RYA Yachtmaster Offshore Shorebased; RYA Yachtmaster Offshore Practical OOW <3000gt: General Ship Knowledge; Navigation & Radar; Efficient Deckhand Master <500gt or <3000gt: Business […]

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