Superyacht ART Training

Care, Compliance, Appreciation, Practical Support. 

The practical  care of onboard art collections offers up to 10 modules deliverable as lectures or workshops and devoted to career enhancement and gaining the skills and knowledge for understanding valuable objects in the home, institution, or on the superyacht. The training is perfect for interior crew, captains, yacht management, shipyards, refit yards, designers, training companies and marine project managers. It is necessary for anyone working for owners of fine art.

Art Appreciation

Art Interior crew members report concerns where they don't understand the value or significance of objects in their care.
Knowledge strengthens the crew’s relationship with the Owner. Understanding the high-stakes global art market allows participants to respect the Owner’s motivation and passion as an art collector. It raises awareness of possessions’ intrinsic value and ultimately means more confidence to interact with the owner and handle assigned tasks.
Enjoy an intensive and fascinating insight into why art around us is important, cultural heritage, the terms used and the genres and movements as well as collectors motivation.

Care & Conservation

Fine and decorative arts are the only appreciating assets on board a vessel. The burden of working for owners of fine art is worrying about damage to objects known in conservation as the 10 agents of deterioration.
Our workshops explain the hazards of placing objects and how to avoid climatic damage. Sunlight, humidity, sea air, and temperature are dangerous to sensitive works of art aboard superyachts. Therefore, climate control, correct placement onboard, and artificial lighting are important as well as do's and don'ts of cleaning, handling and logistics

Legal Export Risks

For captains and yacht management as well as senior interior crew, onboarding valuable artworks means risk.
Many laws govern cultural objects regardless of ownership as yacht owners have witnessed.
Superyachts carrying goods in international waters are vulnerable if they do not understand the documentation and protocols necessary for compliance and good governance of the vessel.
New regulations have been introduced on the entry of cultural objects into the EU and national treasure laws have halted superyachts on their itinerary with criminal penalties for smuggling.


Goals and Objectives – explanation of the course structure and handout materials

Art In Society
Climate and environmental considerations
Placement of art, conservation cleaning 
Materials and Media 

Export sanctions risks

Looted antiquities (new and existing legislation)

Logistics and Art Handling 
Understanding materials and media
The basics of Art History


Understanding the art market and owner as collector

Onboarding a new artwork

Collectors Services – support services for handling 
art and art collectors

Events and group training previous dates

Online Workshop, Art Appreciation Young Persons, March 2020

UK, London, Sotheby’s Institute, Lecture, March 2020

Germany, Hamburg, German Superyacht Conference, February 2020

UK, London, Superyacht Investor Conference, January 2020

UK, London, Two Day Course, January 2020

UK, London, Sotheby’s Lecture, Logistics, Art & Superyachts, November, 2019

UK, London, British Academy, Lyon & Turnbull, Breakfast Seminar, October 2019

Belgium, Antwerp, IFASIC Global Art Insurance Conference, Workshop, October 2019

Monaco, Monaco Yacht Show, Training Seminar, September 2019

Greece, Athens, East Med Superyacht Conference, June 2019

Canada, Corporate Training Progamme, Two Day Course, April 2019

Monaco, Yacht Club de Monaco, Art Risk Art Seminar 2019

Caribbean, St Maarten Rendezvous, Captain; s Legal Risk Workshop 2019

Caribbean, St Maarten Rendezvous, Interior Crew, Care of Art Workshop 2019

UK, London, Superyacht Investor Conference, February 2019

UK, London, Royal Academy, Klimt Exhibition, Guided Tour, November 2018

UK, London, Sotheby’s Lecture, Logistics, Art & Superyachts, April 2019

UK, London, National Maritime Museum, Protection of Art at Sea Symposium, June 2018

UK, London, Sotheby’s Lecture, Logistics, Art & Superyachts, April 2018

UK, London, Two Day Course, March 2018

La Ciotat, Composite Works ACREW Care of Onboard Art Collections Workshop, November 2017

Spain, Palma, Yacht Show, ACREW Care of Onboard Art Collections Workshop, April 2017