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Tracy's Most Popular Holiday Recipe for Giving (or stealing)

Uncategorized Dec 01, 2020

These Pecan Diamond bars are hands down one of the most popular cookies I have ever made.

 

For many years I had a position as chef at a private, fly-in fishing lodge in the Canadian Arctic. All provisions needed to be flown in at great expense, so food was valuable and not easily replaced.

  

 

In July the Arctic has 24 hours of sunlight - so plenty of time for lake trout fishing after the workday.

The far north of Canada has some of the biggest lake trout in the...

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Surviving Your First Year in Yachting

Uncategorized Nov 17, 2020

You’re so excited about getting hired for your first real yacht job! You’ve done the interviews, you’ve got a start date, and you’re able to step onboard. It’s about to get real.

 

Here’s how to survive your very first yacht job!

 

1. Pack Wisely

 

We know you know that space is limited, so think about what you’re taking and ask yourself if you really need it. Chances are you’ll still overpack - and don’t forget you’ll...

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Tipping on Superyachts - What Can You Expect?

finance Oct 13, 2020

Tips are one of the best -- and one of the trickiest -- parts of the superyacht world. While tips will most likely be a significant part of your superyacht income, it’s important to have the right expectations and remember that a gratuity is just that -- not a salary. 

 

Here are a few truths to keep in mind and what parts of your tip you might be able to control -- and what parts you may just have to accept.

 

First, Know The Facts

 

Many elements of the superyacht...

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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.

When...

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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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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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