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5 Best Things About Deckhand Jobs On Superyachts

the best things about Nov 06, 2017

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.

Last time, we featured some of the best parts of working as interior superyacht crew. Today, we’re back to highlight some of the things crew love about working on deck!

 

That View

 

Living and working on a superyacht means that you’ll go to some incredibly beautiful places and see some amazing sights.

But...

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The 5 Best Things About Interior Jobs on Superyachts

the best things about Oct 25, 2017

You’ve decided to launch your superyacht career, but you’re not sure where to focus your training. Do you have a background in engineering and want a technical job?

Should you opt for a deck 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...

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Setting Goals/Reaching Dreams

Uncategorized Oct 11, 2017

The biggest adventure you can take is to live the life of your dreams. ~Oprah Winfrey

Perhaps you’ve come to FreshYacht because you’re looking for a life of adventure. Maybe you know you have a certain skill, and you think it will help you find work on a yacht. Or you’re in love with the world’s lands and peoples and want to spend your days visiting different cities and experiencing different cultures.


Whatever your reason, you’re here because you have a dream.


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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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