FreshYacht Blog

Alaska: Yachting at the Edge of the World

Uncategorized Jul 20, 2021
Here at FreshYacht, we’re always excited to share inspiring stories of the wide world of yachting.

 

Today, we’ve got an interview with Captain Craig -  a captain with a lifetime of experience on the water, especially in the wild waters of Alaska! We’ll dig into what he loves best about Alaska and the advice he’d share with anyone new to the industry.

 

Then, we’ll share a few of our own favorite places and characteristics of the wild Alaskan...

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Why There's a Shortage of Yacht Crew in the U.S. in 2021

Uncategorized Jul 07, 2021

The pandemic, and our reemergence from it, is changing the world as we know it - from business to travel, the hospitality industries, and yes, the yachting industry.

 

As we've been saying, the yachting industry is going strong during the pandemic as a yachting vacation is a perfect way to get away from crowded public places.

 

Although international travel is restricted, yachts can freely travel within one country.

 

But one surprising outcome of the pandemic you might...

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Yachting in New England - Summer 2021

Uncategorized Jul 01, 2021

I recently traveled from Canada to New Jersey for work (yes, some international travel is now possible, especially for those who are fully vaccinated).

This morning I saw this guy on the road...

He reminded me that life is slowly but surely returning to something resembling normal.

As more people are vaccinated, border restrictions are loosened up and we begin to see life as we knew it, returning.

In the U.S., mask-wearing is now optional in most states. Restaurants are beginning to...

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From Jamaica to Superyacht Engineer - How He Did It

interviews Jun 22, 2021

Today we’re featuring the story of Aldrey - a Jamaican Engineer who took his interest and aptitude for fixing things to a career on superyachts.  

 

Aldrey tells us why he enjoys engineering, why you don’t necessarily need a fancy degree to succeed in this field, and the most important characteristic to be a good engineer.  



Aldrey, thanks for talking with us today! Can you start by telling us a bit about what you do onboard?

 

As the engineer,...

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How To Get Hired on a Yacht In The Mediterranean

job hunting Jun 15, 2021

As COVID restrictions are starting to ease up you might be thinking now is a good time to start that yachting career you've been dreaming about. So, as it's the summer months, the Mediterranean yachting season is in full swing.

 

From Antibes to Palma de Mallorca, the Mediterranean is a hub for some of the most glamorous and incredible yachting destinations -- and it’s a great place to start a yachting career.

 

Here are our top tips on how to get hired on a yacht in the...

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3 Things to Know About Cooking on Yachts During COVID-19

Uncategorized Jun 07, 2021

So, we’ve talked a good bit here at FreshYacht about the way a Superyacht Chef job is different from a land-based position.

 

Better money, amazing travel, access to fresh local ingredients..the list goes on!

 

But we’ve been curious to watch how COVID-19 has impacted the Galley and what it means for a Superyacht Chef.

 

And, today, we thought we’d share a few notes we thought were pretty interesting. You might think so, too!

 

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First off,...

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How to Master the COVID-Style Yachting Interview

job hunting May 25, 2021

As the world is starting to open up again and COVID restrictions are being lifted, you might be thinking now is a good time to start that yachting career you've been dreaming about.

 

But even though restrictions are being lifted and we can see life returning to somewhat normal - we're still not quite there yet.

 

So you might be asking, "how do I interview in this new world? 

 

Do I shake hands at an in-person interview or do that awkward elbow bump thing? 

 

...

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Get Certified Now to Start a Yachting Career This Summer

training May 03, 2021
So you’ve decided to start a new career working on a superyacht!
Congratulations -- you’re in for an adventure!
 

But first -- you need to get certified. Just like you need to have a driver’s license to operate a car, or CPR to work as a lifeguard at your community pool, working on a superyacht demands some basic skills and qualifications.

 

Without these certifications, no captain will even think of hiring you. So take the time to learn the ropes and you’ll be...

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Working on the World's Biggest Mega Yachts

Uncategorized Apr 20, 2021

Want to see the world on a big boat, but not interested in the monotony of the Cruise Ship circuit? A Mega Yacht might be for you!

 

FreshYacht is back today with Trevor, our resident drone pilot, to talk about his experiences working on supersize yachts - often called Mega Yachts!

 

Trevor, thanks for chatting with us again! We’re excited to hear about your experiences working on big yachts. But first, for those of us who aren’t familiar, can you tell us what you mean...

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How to Stay Connected with Family While Working on Yachts

Uncategorized Apr 13, 2021

The life of superyacht crew is full of adventure, fascinating destinations, and the opportunity to build skills and save money.


But the reality of the job can be intimidating. You’re far from home, traveling to distant destinations, and you may be afraid of feeling disconnected from your friends and family.


The good news is that the yachting lifestyle offers two great methods of countering any sense of loneliness or isolation and staying connected while you’re at sea.


The Yachting...

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