FreshYacht Blog

Get Hired (and avoid COVID) at the 2020 Ft Lauderdale Boat Show

job hunting Sep 28, 2020

The Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show is the largest boat show in the world. It's also hands-down the biggest opportunity in the U.S. to find a job, build your network, and learn about the industry. 


The show is currently set to run as scheduled October 28th through November 1st, with enhanced COVID health and safety measures in place.


In fact, it's one of the only major boat shows in the world scheduled to go ahead in 2020.

Here are some of the major...

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Your First Step in a Yachting Career - The Crew House

job hunting Sep 15, 2020
 Image: The Crew Grapevine, Antibes, France


When you first arrive in a yachting center and you're looking for a job on a yacht, staying in a crew house is a great option for inexpensive accommodation.


Crew Houses are BnB or backpacker type communes. Most crew houses have cozy environments with shared rooms, fully-equipped kitchens, laundry, and common lounge areas.

There are also usually computers and printers available to help crew with the job-hunting process.


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A South African Man's Journey from Yacht Deckhand to Pilot

Uncategorized Sep 07, 2020

Welcome back to our interview series! Today, we’re talking with Luke Raubenheimer, a lifelong sailor who took his yachting career and used it to become a pilot.  


Along the way, he’s had some incredible adventures.


Luke’s story is a great one because we love to show the amazing places that a yachting career might lead.


How long have you been working in the yachting industry? How did you get your start?


I grew up sailing on family...

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Safety at Sea - with Captain Vareek Breaden

Uncategorized Aug 31, 2020
What keeps you from launching your superyacht career? Well, some of you have told us you’re wondering -- or your families are wondering -- about safety at sea on while working on yachts.

Well, you can rest easy -- in today’s blog experienced Captain Vareek Breaden, reassures us about the high safety standards demanded in the superyacht industry.


A veteran of over 20 years on yachts, Captain Breaden shares his perspective on why superyachts are one of the safest places to...

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Interviewing to Land Your Dream Superyacht Job

job hunting Aug 18, 2020

You’ve done all of your training and now it’s finally time for your big interview! It’s your chance to land a contract or long-term position on a superyacht, and you want to make your best impression.


It’s important to prepare for your interview and be sure to take into account the unique tips and strategies that will prepare you for a successful superyacht interview, and set you apart from your competitors!


Know Your Boat


Take the time to learn...

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From Passionate Home Cook to Yacht Chef

Uncategorized Aug 03, 2020

Today we’re turning our attention to one of the most exciting jobs on yachts! The yacht chef!


With the opportunity to be creative, use ingredients from local markets and create lasting memories for yacht guests, a yacht chef position can be a truly wonderful job.


But how to get started?


Despite having no previous professional cooking experience, Lorien has a great story of landing a yacht cook position. Here’s what she told us during our chat!



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4 Classes You Can Take Now to Enhance Your Yachting CV

Uncategorized Jul 27, 2020

Working on a superyacht can be a dream career, but it also requires a wide range of diverse skills! Whether you want to work as a deckhand, a steward/ess, or a chef, you’ll likely be asked to chip in on an assortment of tasks and projects. 


Building a wide-ranging skillset will set you apart and help prepare you to succeed.


You’ll be required to take a safety course to be a competitive candidate for a yachting job. But you can also mix business and...

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6 Reasons a Superyacht Career May Be Right For You

Uncategorized Jul 20, 2020

Maybe you’re a recent college grad who isn’t ready to sit in a cubicle for the next thirty years. You spend your free time scrolling Instagram and lusting after the exotic destinations, wishing your life was more #adventure and less #commuterlife.


Or maybe you’re a hard-working chef tired of the restaurant shift work and ready for a change. Your salary isn’t enough to make ends meet and you’re bored with the same old routine and menus.


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5 Reasons to Work in the Interior of a Superyacht

Uncategorized Jul 06, 2020
You’ve decided to launch your superyacht career, but you’re not sure where to focus your training. 


Should you opt for a deckhand job, where you’ll get to spend time outside and do some watersports?


Or do the interior positions draw your attention?

We’ll spend some time over the next few weeks talking about each type of job and its best features.


Up first -- interior positions!

Whether you’re a beginning steward/ess or...

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Mega Yachts - Working on the World's Biggest Yachts

inspiration Jun 23, 2020

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...

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