• South Devon Marine Academy

South Devon College Marine Academy in Kingswear, Dartmouth, is based on the River Dart and is a maritime centre of excellence for training and education. We are an approved training centre for The Royal Yachting Association (RYA), full members of British Marine and The Institute for Outdoor Learning (IOL) and an accredited centre for City and Guilds, EAL Awards and the University of Plymouth.

Launch into your new career!

Do you want to train or re-train for a career in the marine industry?

Take a look at our specialist foundation degrees in Marine Technologies and Yacht Operations at University Centre South Devon.


Complete the form below and Paul Singer our careers and training adviser, will be in touch to discuss our courses and unique summer programme with Sailing Holidays in Greece. A headshot of Paul Singer


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    Our range of excellent facilities and equpiment include:

    • Beneteau Oceanis Clipper 381
    • Rigid Hulled Inflatable Boats (RIBs)
    • Displacement boats
    • RS performance dinghies
    • Marine engineering and boat building workshops
    • Marine diagnostic software
    • Composites research and development facility
    • CAD suite with MaxSurf and Autodesk Inventor software
    • Laser cutter and 3D printers
    • Prototyping suite
    • Shore based navigation and VHF training facility

    Hear what people have to say…

    South Devon Marine Academy Student


    Pete Muskett, Sailing Development Officer for the RYA
    “Thank you for your help with the Safety Boat course at the weekend. It was a great success and exceeded all of the required outcomes. The professionalism, knowledge and coaching skills provided by Claire Smith and Andy Wright were as always exemplary. The outstanding college equipment and facilities are a credit to the South Devon College team.”

    South Devon Marine Academy, Premier Marinas, Noss-On-Dart, Bridge Road, Dartmouth, Devon TQ6 0EA


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