Five Years in Superyachts for JPMA

Jan 24, 2022 by Triton Staff

In 2022, John Percival Marine Associates celebrates their 25th year in the superyacht industry.

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

John Percival and his daughter, Anna Percival-Harris, taken at the Monaco Yacht Show in 2013.

JPMA was then formed in 1997, to deal solely with the superyacht sector and since then the company has gone from strength to strength, providing Deck & Engineering training across a wide range of industries including Workboat and Merchant Navy.

JPMA/HSS quickly outgrew their premises and relocated to a larger building in Hoylake several years later, whilst also beginning to offer MCA courses and founding Hoylake Sailing School (Riviera) in Golfe Juan, France. They now have 9 training rooms in Hoylake, and run almost all of the modules and oral preparation for Deck (OOW and Master) and Engineering (AEC, MEOL, Small Vessel, and Y4 to Y1) CoCs.

Anna Percival-Harris, Managing Director, said: “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!”

During 2022 JPMA will be running monthly competitions, promotions and events to celebrate their 25th anniversary.

Keep an eye on our Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn and website for more info.


JPMA are a group of experienced marine professionals and small craft practitioners, most of whom are Master Mariners or Chief Engineers who hold, or have held, senior positions within the Marine Industry. Our training centre is located in Hoylake, on the Wirral peninsula, near Liverpool. We offer training and tuition to Superyacht, Workboat and Merchant Navy professionals to all levels. Our speciality is preparation for MCA Oral exams for both Deck and Engineering, with a high pass rate on first attempt. We offer most of the written Yacht modules for Deck up to Master <3000gt and Engineering up to Y2/SV Chief Engineer.