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What's it REALLY like working as yacht crew?

career Jan 27, 2020
If you’ve never worked on a superyacht, you might be intrigued by the lifestyle you see.

 

One new exotic port after another.

 

Water toys, delicious meals, and a luxurious yacht to call your home.

 

Well, all of that is true -- but what’s also true is that, as a crew member, you’ll have a slightly different experience than the guests onboard!

 

That said, you can still enjoy and explore all of these things when you’re not working.

 

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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...

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Dockwalking for Superyacht Jobs

Uncategorized Dec 15, 2019
Every industry comes with its unique type of job hunting.

In the world of superyachts, it’s not cold-calls or sending resumes to human resources departments.  

If you want to work on a yacht, you’ll need to start with some solid dockwalking.

So what is dockwalking?

Ultimately, it’s just what it sounds like: walking around marinas and talking to boat captains and crew in the hopes of finding yourself a job.

Dockwalking can be tiring. It can take persistence and...

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Christmas and New Years for Yacht Crew

Uncategorized Dec 05, 2019

It’s the holiday season for many cultures around the world.

 

If you’re far from home on a superyacht, you might be wondering how you can feel festive when you’re not with family or close friends.

 

Yachts are often booked with guest trips over the Christmas and New Year’s holidays, so it’s unlikely you’ll be able to take time off to travel home.

  

How can you make the most of the holiday season when you’re working on a...

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How to Find a Superyacht Job in Antigua

job hunting Nov 04, 2019
 
Have you thought about combining a tropical vacation with starting a new career working on superyachts?

 

Antigua in the Caribbean is one of the hot spots for the yachting community. So if Florida is really not your thing, or you just want a little more adventure, Antigua might be a fun, tropical place to base yourself for job hunting!

 

Here’s what you need to know to start your job hunt in Antigua:

 

Getting There:

 

Be aware of current immigration...

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The Truth About Marijuana Onboard

coaching Oct 07, 2019
Marijuana.

Maybe you like to smoke a little weed in your off-time. It gives you a pleasant high, you don't get a hangover, and hey, you're from a place where it's legal.

But what about smoking pot on that yacht you're about to work on?

Is it legal? And if not, what are the consequences?

Can you smoke on shore on your time off the boat?

These are good questions to ask before you start that first job on a superyacht.

In Canada and several U.S. states, pot is legal for recreational use and...

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Best Job for Water Sports and Fitness

the best things about Aug 27, 2019

Welcome back to our Best Things About series, where we dive in and share a little more information about what it’s like to work different positions on a yacht.

Today, we’re back to highlight some of the things crew love about working in the deckhand job!

 

That View

 

Living and working on a superyacht means that you’ll go to some incredibly beautiful places and see some amazing sights.

But working as deck crew ALSO means that you’re outside to experience...

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A Day in the Life of Superyacht Crew

a day in the life Jul 29, 2019

Have you ever wondered what your exact duties would be as superyacht crew? Interested in starting your new career, but still not sure if deckhand, stewardess or chef is the right choice for you?

 

If you're deciding which path to take, here are a few examples of what a day in the life might look with guests onboard, for your average deckhand and stewardess!

 

Crew Life with Guests Onboard
 

The busy season for yacht crew will fall at different times of the year depending on...

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Truth or Fiction?

career Jul 01, 2019
Maybe you’ve heard a lot of rumors about superyacht life, or you think you know the secrets of this industry. We’re here today to debunk some of the most persistent myths about working in the superyacht industry!

 

Myth: You need lots of training or experience in the industry to get a job on a yacht. If you didn’t grow up boating, you’ll never have a chance.

 

Fact: Absolutely false! Although the industry may seem confusing or difficult to break into when you...

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Becoming a Superyacht Chef

Uncategorized Jun 18, 2019

Today we’re turning our attention to one of the most coveted jobs on a superyacht -- that of the chef!

 

With the opportunity to be creative, use ingredients from local markets and the freshest foods from around the globe, and create some of the most lasting memories for yacht guests, a superyacht chef position can be a truly wonderful experience. But how to get started?

 

Lorien has a great story of becoming a superyacht chef, despite having no experience. Here’s what...

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