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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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How to Work Part-Time in Yachting

job hunting Mar 30, 2021

So, you’re ready to live the life of a freelance yacht crew. No long-term liveaboard jobs, no drama, just flexibility and cash.

It sounds like a dream -- but what is it REALLY like?

Today we’re digging into the pros and cons of working as a freelancer in yachting, and what you can expect - so you can know whether a freelancing career is right for you!


What Is It?


First, let’s take a look at what freelancing means in the yachting world. A freelance job can...

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How to Create a Killer Yachting CV

job hunting Mar 22, 2021

So when you’re getting started in the superyacht world, you might not know how to set yourself apart from the rest of the candidates.


After all, so many people want to explore the world’s amazing nautical destinations - while getting paid! It can be hard to stand out among other entry-level applicants.


Here at FreshYacht, we give you the training and knowledge you need to break into a superyacht career. Today’s post will take you through 3 key things you...

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Find a Yacht Job at the Palm Beach Boat Show 2021

job hunting Mar 16, 2021

It's official! Palm Beach city officials just approved the plan for The Palm Beach Boat Show to go ahead this year -  and it’s a perfect place to find your first yachting job!


This year the show will take place March 25th - 28th and feature more than $1.2 billion worth of yachts.


Last year the show was canceled due to COVID but will go ahead this year with increased safety measures in place.


First, the show will be completely ticketless, masks will be...

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What’s Happening In Yachting This Summer?

Uncategorized Mar 09, 2021

With the major changes that have hit the travel industry over the past year, we thought it would be fun to share with you today a peek into what’s going on in the yachting industry - and why it’s the absolute best time to get hired as yacht crew!


“Normal” travel may look different than ever before, with many hospitality jobs lost as people have hit pause on regular travel. But the charter yacht industry is on fire!

Here’s why:


Safe Spaces



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What's the Best Size Yacht For Your Cooking Skills?

chef Mar 03, 2021

Small, medium, or large?


Wearing the wrong size clothes can be uncomfortable, impractical, or downright impossible - and choosing a chef position on a yacht size that’s mismatched to your skills and experience can be equally frustrating.

Today we’re diving into the three levels of chef positions on superyachts -- the requirements of each size yacht, and the other ways you’ll know which is the best fit for you!


Start Small


Small private yachts -- usually...

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A Covid Career Shift - How One Woman Launched Her New Career as a Superyacht Chef

chef Feb 21, 2021

One of our favorite things here at FreshYacht is sharing success stories from our students!


Today, we’re talking with Vicky. She launched her superyacht chef career (in 2020, no less) after completing our course Superyacht Chef Academy, and has not looked back since.


If you’re on the fence about making a career change or feeling paralyzed by the need to learn about a new industry, Vicky’s story should inspire you to make the leap!


FY: Vicky, tell us a...

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