Obtaining qualifications for the maritime sector, isn’t just about knowledge, but practical experience.  Whether you want to serve and gain sea-time for biggest of the YWAM ships, or on the island yachts in the Pacific, service on the S/Y Next Wave logs you in both categories.  Come sail with us through the Aegean and continue to broaden your horizons in your future with YWAM ships!

What is Sea Service?

Practical sea service is an important step in gaining certifications of competence, and in most cases is a requirement.  As the S/Y Next Wave is dedicated to training missionaries to serve in marine-based missions, we offer these opportunities to get you to your desired certifications in the quickest and in the most enjoyable way possible.  What better way than sailing through the Greek and Turkish islands?

During the Bluewater DTS 2018, we will be sailing and calling at the following ports:

  • Start in Mytilini, Lesvos, Greece
  • Skala Loutron, Lesvos, Greece
  • Chios, Greece
  • Kusadasi, Turkey
  • Samos, Greece
  • Patmos, Greece
  • Finish in Mytilini, Lesvos, Greece

The time frame for this voyage is: casting off in Mytilini on 20th August and retuning to Mytilini 20th September. If you are already certified crew, or have the STCW Basic Training certificate, you are eligible for discounted rates on-board.  Please contact us for rate details.

If you would like to join us, or would like more info on the sail, please email us at: info@ywamnextwave.org.

Our Training

Since the ministry’s inception in 2007, the S/Y Next Wave has been committed to raising up the next generation through the training of the University of the Nations.  We offer an annual Bluewater (Sailing) DTS and School of Navigation and Seamanship along with encouraging crew to seek further certifications while on-board.  Come join us and see what the Lord has in store for you with YWAM ships.