Who We Are

From our Coaches to our Administrative Staff, all are volunteers and serve at various locations around the globe.

Our Vision

...is to share knowledge with those called to the maritime industry, transform communities, and impact individuals with integrity and faith in Jesus Christ.

Our vision is to be a center of excellence in: faith based maritime education, collaboration, and marine-base humanitarian services.  The Maritime Academy encourages and promotes partnerships and strategic planning to release this generation to fulfill their calling and see nations impacted through the maritime industry.

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Our calling

The foundations of what is now the Youth With A Mission Maritime Academy were laid back in the 1970s when Youth With A Mission started Mercy Ships.  Since the start, YWAM has trained volunteer crew members, but now the need for crew world-wide requires more intentionality.  

Certified crew around the globe, both in the marine-based ministries and in the general maritime industry, are in a shortage.  We feel that, because of this deficit in the industry, it is our duty to share our knowledge and experience with those called to the maritime industry through integrity and faith in Jesus Christ.

Coordination office

Mailing Address:
YWAM Maritime Academy
6 Highfield Oval
Harpenden, Herts
AL5 4BX, United Kingdom

Academic Committee

Matthew Webster (United Kingdom)
Ann Ford (Hawaii, USA)
Matthew Baumgardner (Texas, USA)
Ashley McDonald (New Zealand)
Julianne Af Petersens (Australia)

Coordination office

Mailing Address:
UofN Maritime Academy
6 Highfield Oval
Harpenden, Herts
AL5 4BX, United Kingdom

Academic Committee

Matthew Webster (United Kingdom)
Ann Ford (Hawaii, USA)
Matthew Baumgardner (Texas, USA)
Ashley McDonald (New Zealand)
Julianne Af Petersens (Australia)

Our Partners and Affiliates