Your Dream Job: Sailing Around the World on a Superyacht

Welcome to your new office - the beautiful, salty, blue ocean! The mission of Ocean International Training Academy (O.I.T.A) is to create new opportunities for individuals who are exploring the yachting industry for the first time. Whether you’ve always had a passion for the water or have simply had enough with the average 9-to-5, we can help you take the first steps towards a fulfilling life at sea. We equip future seamen & women with the confidence and knowledge they need to ditch their lives on land and get paid to travel the world.

Our Training Courses for Yachts

The O.I.T.A Superyacht training course will teach aspiring yachties the ins and outs of the yachting industry. Students will learn everything from yachting lingo to securing their first job. This course aims to demystify the yachting industry and connect students with real-world opportunities. If you are ready to take a deep dive into the yachting world then this course is for you!

Sailing Around the World With Friends

Making money. Check! Sailing around the world. Check! Seeing amazing and beautiful destinations most people only dream of. Check!

There are countless benefits to traveling the world on a superyacht, and one of them is certainly the friends you make. Not only will you create an unbelievable lifestyle for yourself, but you will also be able to travel the world with friends nearby every step of the way. 


Meet the owners of O.I.T.A, Hannah and Anastasia

They were first introduced to each other on a superyacht and are now business partners helping others accomplish what most only dream of.

Hannah Ferrier

Hannah Ferrier is a Chief Stewardess on superyachts, and is known for her role in Bravo's hit reality TV show Below Deck Mediterranean. Hailing from Sydney, Australia, Hannah has worked in the yachting industry for 10 consecutive years and filmed 5 seasons of Below Deck Med, which is the #1 rated show on Bravo!

Hannah’s quick wit, Australian humor and thick skin has helped her manage difficult guests and keep American viewers enthralled year after year! As the only standing crew member from Season 1 of the show, she has decided she is at the end of her yachting career and would now like to encourage others to pursue their own dreams of traveling the world.

After leaving school at 14, Hannah understands that hard work and determination are keys to being successful. With Ocean International Training Academy, Hannah has launched a powerful training program for aspiring yachties and is fully on her way to becoming a successful entrepreneur in the yachting industry.

Anastasia Surmava

Anastasia left her career in medicine to sail the sapphire blue water of the Mediterranean when she was 22 years old, and it was the best decision she ever made! She has worked in the industry as a first mate, deckhand, stewardess, and chef. With a love for the ocean, a hard work ethic, and open mindset she has been able to travel the world and meet incredible people, all while getting paid. She is ready to help you gain the confidence you need to ditch your life on land and join the adventurous world of yachting!

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