FreshYacht Blog

Drones in Demand

Uncategorized Mar 09, 2020
 
Have you dreamed of seeing the wilds of Alaska, or the turquoise waters of the Caribbean -- from the sky?

 

As a yacht crew, one of the many skills you could develop is working as a drone pilot -- capturing amazing, inspiring video from the air.

 

It’s not a simple task, but it adds incredible value to the guest experience, and can help you stand out from the crowd of superyacht crew with this unique skill!

  

Fresh Yacht sat down with an experienced yacht crew,...

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6 Reasons You'll Want to be a Superyacht Chef

Uncategorized Feb 26, 2020
Working as a yacht chef is hands down one of the most exciting cooking jobs in the world. There are so many reasons this position is an incredible opportunity for anyone with cooking skills.
Here we tell you about the top 6 reasons you'll absolutely love the position of superyacht chef.

 

1. You'll Be In Demand! 


Chefs are in high demand on yachts!

For a captain, finding a qualified chef who can also work on yachts, is harder than it sounds.

So if you have strong culinary skills and...

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Beyond the 9 to 5 - Working on a Superyacht

Uncategorized Feb 10, 2020
If you’ve been working a “regular” job, you’re probably used to a 9-5 workweek, or maybe shift work that includes nights, weekends, and holidays.

 

No matter what, you’ll find that the Superyacht work routines are a little bit different. We’re here to break it down for you so you know exactly what to expect!

 

On a superyacht, most of the time you’ll find yourself in one of three work routines:

 

- Guest Onboard

- Passage

- Shipyard or...

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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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4 Courses to Jump-Start Your Superyacht Career

training Nov 20, 2019

Working on a superyacht can be a dream career, but it also requires a wide range of diverse skills!

Whether you want to work in engineering, as a deckhand, or in the interior department, 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 number of courses in safety before you can qualify for a yachting job, but you can also mix...

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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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Get Hired at the 2019 Ft Lauderdale Boat Show

job hunting Oct 22, 2019

 

If you haven’t already booked your flights and bought tickets for the Ft Lauderdale Boat Show, add it to your to-do list!

This year’s show happens October 30 - November 3, 2019, and it’s hands-down the biggest opportunity in the U.S. to find a job, build your network and learn about the industry.

But don’t just show up and hope for the best!

 

We’ve got 7 tips for how you can make the most out of your Boat Show experience - including a...

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