John Percival Marine Associates celebrates 25 years in the yachting industry

Offered By JPMA - John Percival Marine Associates (Hoylake Sailing School)

John Percival Marine Associates (JMPA), the Hoylake-based crew training company, is celebrating its 25th anniversary of being in the superyacht industry.

Hoylake Sailing School Ltd was established in 1996, to run RYA shore-based courses, and very shortly afterwards, the principal, captain John Percival, was approached to run oral preparation for MCA Deck oral exams.

JPMA was fully formed in 1997, to deal solely with the superyacht sector. Over the course of 25 years, the company has gone from strength to strength, providing deck and engineering training across a wide range of industries, including workboat and merchant navy.

JPMA quickly outgrew its premises and relocated to a larger building in Hoylake several years later, whilst also beginning to offer MCA courses and founding Hoylake Sailing School in Golfe Juan, France. It now has nine training rooms in Hoylake, and runs almost all of the modules and oral preparation for deck and engineering CoCs.

Anna Percival-Harris, managing director at John Percival Marine Associates, commented, “Over the last 25 years we have sadly lost our founder, John, and several instructors, who we miss terribly. We have overcome flooding in Golfe Juan, fire in Hoylake, a global pandemic, and we continue to weather the storm. We are so proud to still be training superyacht, workboat and merchant crew after all these years, and we plan to still be doing so in another 25 years!”

For more information, visit John Percival Marine Associates.


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