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Staying Connected At Sea

Uncategorized Sep 27, 2017

The life of superyacht crew is full of adventure, fascinating destinations, and the opportunity to build skills and save money.


But the reality of the job can be intimidating. You’re far from home, traveling to distant destinations, and may be afraid of feeling disconnected from your friends, family, and community.


The good news is that the superyacht community offers two great methods of countering any sense of loneliness or isolation, and staying connected -- literally, and...

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Kitesurfing For Superyacht Crew

Uncategorized Sep 13, 2017

Combine the agility of snowboarding, the visual appeal of surfing, and mix in the powerful elements of water and wind, and what do you get?


Kitesurfing -- the latest and greatest sport to challenge your body and mind!


Kitesurfing is a type of Kiteboarding that has gained popularity in recent years, and appeals to active people of all sorts. Many people come to Kitesurfing with experience with water or snow sports, but even if you have no background, with some practice you too can be coasting...

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A Day Ashore: Antigua, West Indies

travel Aug 30, 2017

The yacht you work on has just pulled into English Harbour, Antigua, and you have the day off to explore the island. What will you do? 

FreshYacht gives you ideas from beaches to bars, diving to windsurfing. There are plenty of activities to make you fall in love with Antigua.

Antigua is a Caribbean hub for yachting. From superyachts that stop here to re-provision and let their guests explore, to the many sailboats that descend each year for Antigua Sailing Week, if...

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Four Classes You Can Take Now to Enhance Your Superyacht Career

training Aug 11, 2017

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 or as a deckhand, you’ll likely be asked to chip in on an assortment of tasks and projects. Building a wide-ranging skill set will set you apart and help prepare you to succeed.

As we explained previously, you’ll be required to take a number of courses in seamanship and safety to be a competitive candidate for an on-board job. But in the...

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A Day Ashore: Antibes, France

travel Jul 26, 2017

So you’ve pulled into port in Antibes, France, and you’ve got a whole day to yourself, away from the yacht. What’s a yacht crew member to do?


Antibes, a resort town on the Mediterranean coast of France, is well regarded as one of the best destinations for some rest and relaxation, while rubbing shoulders with the rich and famous. Antibes features more than 20km of coastline, an old town full of markets and charm, a stone castle now home to the Picasso museum, and beautiful...

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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
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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...

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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...

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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...

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