4 Questions to Ask Before Starting A Career on Superyachts

coaching Jan 14, 2020
 
It’s easy to get excited about a new career path, especially when it’s one that will take you to exotic destinations and pay you well.

 

But just like any career, it’s important to be personally READY for what’s ahead of you.

If you’re thinking of starting a career on superyachts, we’ve got 4 questions you should ask yourself.

If you can give each of these a hearty “yes” -- or even an “I think so!” - then yachting is a great match for you, and Superyacht Jobs will set you up for success.


1. Are you willing to commit to training and preparation?


Training for a superyacht job is much less expensive, complex, and time-demanding than the preparation for many careers.

The minimum training you'll need to get your first job on a yacht, is just a one-week safety course.

People expect to invest in time and money when they study at university or prepare for a technical trade.

You should have the same expectation for a yacht job, so if you’re not ready to make the initial commitment to yourself, yachting might not be for you.

 

2. Do you want to travel? No really -- do you want to travel?

 

 

If your idea of traveling is a long weekend at your family’s home or a short trip to a nearby town, you might be in for a surprise.

With yachting, you’ll travel extensively. Country to country, town to town, island to island.

For many of you, this is one of the main attractions of the career.

But if you’re not ready for a life of constant motion and new locations, you’ll want to consider if yachting is your best match.

 

3. Do you handle small spaces well?


Superyachts are large and luxurious, to be sure, but crew living space is at a premium. You’ll be living in a small area, sharing with others, and in constant close proximity to your co-workers.

If you know you need a lot of personal space and isolation, or you’re a complete slob who’s always arguing with your roommates about clutter, working on a yacht could be challenging for you.

However, we can all change our habits, and if you’re insistent that everything else about yachting is a good match, it’s worth giving it a try.

And who knows, maybe you’ll learn to be more organized when you’re living with fewer belongings in a small yacht cabin.

 

4. How are your communication skills?

 

Whether you’re maintaining relationships with friends and family back home, providing top-notch client service to the guests onboard, or dealing with a difficult situation with a coworker on board, being able to communicate well is a key skill for working on a yacht.

 

 

If you’re not so sure about your communication skills, the good news is this is something you can practice!

Ask your closest friends how you do with conflict, communication under pressure, or just maintaining relationships from afar.

They’ll clue you in on whether you need to do some work in this area, or whether you can expect (mostly) smooth sailing.

 

If you think a career on yachts might be a good fit for you - then you are in the right place! 

 
Here at FreshYacht we’re all about helping you achieve the training, knowledge, and resources that you need to start your yachting career.

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