FreshYacht Selects: The 10 Coolest Yachts in the World

the 10 coolest Jul 09, 2017

The oceans of the world are full of amazing yachts, from the classic to the cutting edge. At FreshYacht, we're always keeping tabs on the latest and greatest from technology to design. Not to mention, any of these yachts would be pretty cool places to work.

Interested in learning a bit more about some of the fascinating yachts currently plying the seas? Read on for our picks for the 10 coolest yachts in the world right now.

 

Savannah

Stats:
Length: 273.95ft /83.5m
Built: 2015
Builder: the Dutch Feadship yard in Aalsmeer

Why it’s so cool:
As the world’s first hybrid yacht, the Savannah works hard to be eco-friendly. This yacht blends a single diesel engine with three generators, batteries, a long propeller, and an azimuthing electro-mechanical propulsion platform. This combination offers multiple operational modes, allowing the yacht to cruise in a range of eco-friendly configurations.

The Savannah was recognized as the Best Motor Yacht in its class...

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Yacht Crew Certifications: What They Are and Why You Need Them

training Jun 14, 2017
So you’ve decided to start a new career working on a superyacht!
Congratulations -- you’re in for an adventure!
 

But first -- you need to get certified. Just like you need to have a driver’s license to operate a car, or CPR to work as a lifeguard at your community pool, working on a superyacht demands some basic skills and qualifications. Without these certifications, no captain will even think of hiring you. So, brush up on your acronyms and required training, and make the time to learn the ropes. You’ll be ready in no time!

 

And don’t feel overwhelmed by all of these options -- FreshYacht’s eCourse How to Get a Job on a Superyacht  -- coming soon! -- will teach you everything you need to know and prepare you for your new career on superyachts.

  

Curious about what types of training you’ll need to take, and what you can expect from the experience? Here, we’ll explain the basic trainings so you’ll know...

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The Beginner’s Guide to Dockwalking

job hunting Jun 03, 2017

Every industry comes with its unique type of job searching.

In the world of superyachts, it’s not cold-calls, informational interviews, or sending resumes to job boards and 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 exhausting. It can take persistence and good luck to find the right job at the right time.

But it’s also seen as a necessary evil, a rite of passage to break into the industry. So bear in mind that you’re not likely to find a job your first time out on the docks.

That said, you can maximize your chances by following these key suggestions:

 

1. Be professional

This may sound like a no-brainer. However, if you’re transitioning from school or working a desk job, just...

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Smooth Fiscal Sailing: 7 Tips for Superyacht Crew Financial Management

finance May 26, 2017

One of the best benefits of working on a superyacht is the ability to make good money in a short amount of time.  After all you have a place to live, no living expenses, and subsidized travel to some amazing destinations!

However, just because you’re not paying rent and buying food, it’s still important to carefully consider your budget. If you plan ahead and manage your money wisely, you can accumulate significant savings while working on a yacht.

As always, when it comes to personal finance, your decisions will be driven by your priorities, discipline, and preparation. Here are seven things to consider when looking at your yachting income and preparing your budget:

1. Salary, benefits and Cost of Living

Depending on your job and experience and the type of boat you’re working on, your salary will vary, but ultimately it will also reflect a low cost of living. Be sure you consider the entire package of compensation you receive -- which typically includes food,...

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