Getting into the super yachting industry can be daunting with everything you need to know and do.

Welcome to South African Yachties

Just starting out?

Don’t waste your time and money trying to figure it all out! Call South African Yachties – we’ll give you all the information you need.

Already a yachtie?

We are here to help you with all your yachtie needs! South African Yachties can help with everything from visa assistance and seamans books, to advanced course bookings!

Not from South Africa?

No problem! New to yachting, or already a yachtie – there is a lot that South African Yachties can assist you with no matter where you are from.

Our Happy Customers

You guys truly are the best!!! Thank you so much for all the help, I would not have made it this far without South African Yachties!

Taelin helped me obtain a 10 year B1/B2 visa. I am working on the yachts and she really was so helpful with my time schedule being so busy. She assisted me back and forth with WhatsApp messages and emails. Could not recommend an agency more!

I’ve worked with SA Yachties for multiple years and they’ve always gone above and beyond my expectations. The team are so friendly and helpful, as well as knowledgeable. They’re with you every step of the way, answering any questions and making sure the process of working with them is smooth and well-informed. Thank you ladies!

By far the best agency in the game. Even as a cruise ship employee they have helped me with my seamans book process. Shalom and Taelin are extremely helpful!

Though the paperwork might be daunting, South African Yachties make the process feel effortless. They walk you through step by step and help with whatever you need.

Highly recommend!!!

Wow ! Amazing service, super professional and honestly, Taelin went above and beyond to assist me in getting my visa. Thanks again team!
The team at SA yachties were so helpful! I was worried because I’d never travelled abroad, so the visa process seemed daunting, but Phelokazi answered all of my questions and really set me up for success. I received my visa within the time frames she gave me and I can’t wait to start my yachtie career!

Our South African Yachties Team

Taelin Jones

After working her way up in the yachting industry for the past 6 years, with her refined eye for detail and passion for helping others – Taelin has returned home and taken on a more land-based role; as one of the new directors of South African Yachties.

Justin Hockey

 After 7 years in the industry, working onboard various different types of yachts, Justin has decided to step away from his life at sea to settle into the land based role as Director of South African Yachties. His expertise lie in the deck department, with water sports being his forte.

Shalom Salome Banda
Johannesburg Branch

Shalom has a BA degree in corporate communication and a background in marketing, administration, customer service and events. She previously worked as a visa consultant for 4 years, specialising in French and Italian applications. She joined the South African Yachties family in 2018 and has been an integral part ever since. Shalom heads the JHB office branch.

Phelokazi Brander
Cape Town Branch

Phelo has a national diploma in tourism and 3 years background as a visa processing agent before joining us in 2021, she has since become an integral part of the SA Yachties family. Phelo heads the Cape Town branch office.