Hi everyone, i'm a 32year old Plumber/Heating Engineer (7 Years experience) from the UK. Just need pointing in the right direction as far as becoming a yacht engineer. And wether age would be a factor. I'm free as a bird an travelled a fair bit so far. I was in the Army 10 years ago as a Port Operator based at Marchwood where i gained my STCW95 Basic Sea Survival course. I qualified as a personal trainer last year an met someone on the course who worked on yachts an sold it to me! After speaking to my freind, reading and searching the internet decided to try my luck. I know there is never a short cut to any job so i'm prepared for hard graft, long hours and working my way up from the bottom. All i would like to know is what would be the best tickets to get me that elusive first job, i assume i'll need STCW Basic Safety Training (although i'm not sure if i'll need to retake this?) ENG1, RYA Powerboat level 2, and MCA Approved Engine Course as a minimum. I'm also a keen wakeboarder and kitesurfer and qualified PADI advanced diver. Any advice would be much appreciated.