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5 Ways to Prepare Right Now for Your Next Job (COVID 19 Series)

Uncategorized Apr 27, 2020

Things are strange right now, no matter what your every day looks like.

 

You might be an essential worker, worried about staying healthy but grateful to be receiving a paycheck.

 

You may be unemployed - perhaps for the first time in your life - and worried about how you’ll pay the bills.

 

Or maybe you’re a student, suddenly finding yourself in a different situation or unsure about your course of study, when you’ll be back in the classroom, or the prospect...

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How Diet Can Help You Stay Healthy During COVID-19

Uncategorized Apr 19, 2020

It’s common knowledge that our diet can influence how our bodies respond to illness. In the time of COVID-19, this approach to staying healthy is more important than ever.

 

Every day, we’re learning more about the COVID-19.

 

Much of the media coverage of the coronavirus pandemic focuses on prevention through avoidance. The importance of handwashing and self-isolation is what we’re hearing every day.

 

Currently, about one in six people who get infected have...

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How Yachting Gives You Security

Uncategorized Apr 06, 2020
 
If you’re a human on Earth right now, you’re likely overwhelmed with messages and possible anxiety about COVID-19.

 

You may be facing self-quarantine or in the midst of social distancing that’s got you out of work, working from home, or doing less - with less than you’re accustomed to.

 

You might be feeling the squeeze of a tight budget and an uncertain paycheck.

 

No matter what you’re going through - we’re here for you. 

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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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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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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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