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From Sea to Sky - A South African Man's Journey Up Through Yachting

interviews Nov 06, 2018

Welcome back to our interview series! Today, we’re talking with Luke Raubenheimer, a lifelong mariner 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 see the unusual and amazing places that a yachting career might lead.

Join us today and explore why Luke thinks the Bahamas are underrated, his best tip for newcomers to the industry, and what yachting taught...

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Get Hired -- In Antigua!

job hunting travel Oct 23, 2018

 

We’ve said it before, and we’ll say it again -- if you want a job on a yacht, you’ve got to be where the yachts are.

 

Antigua in the Caribbean is one of the hot spots for the yachting community. So if Florida is really not your thing, or you just want a little more adventure, Antigua might be a fun, tropical place to base yourself for job hunting!

 

Here’s what you need to know to start your job hunt in Antigua:

 

Getting There:

 

Be aware...

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You Know You're a Superyacht Deckhand When...

inspiration Oct 09, 2018
Living the superyacht life is a unique choice. You're choosing a career that rewards hard work with incredible travel opportunities, good pay, and a non-traditional schedule. 

 

If you're a deckhand, you'll build some unique skills -- or some may say obsessions.

After a few months or years onboard, you may find that you're surprisingly handy when it comes to something needing a fix, or more concerned than the average person about tidiness, labels, organization, and cleaning...

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Prepare For Your Year Off

coaching Sep 24, 2018

 

Have you considered taking a gap year?

 

Gap years have long been popular with young people looking for some space and time to explore, travel, or work before they move into a university course of study.  

In recent years though, more and more young and mid-career professionals are taking extended time off from their desk job or career.

Maybe it’s time to travel or explore a hobby, or volunteer in their community - the choices are endless.

One option that’s...

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Crew Houses - Your Interview Starts Here

job hunting Aug 28, 2018
 
The Crew Grapevine, Antibes

 

We’ve talked about some of the most exciting spots in yachting worldwide, and the best techniques for jumpstarting your career.  

When you travel to a yachting hub, staying in a crew house is a great way to fast-track building your network and meeting other yacht crew.

But beware -- staying in a crew house is not only a place to sleep, it’s the first day of an extended interview for a superyacht job.

Here’s how you can...

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Attention Superyacht Crew - Drone Pilots Wanted!

training Aug 13, 2018

If you’re aspiring superyacht crew, one of the best ways to stand out as a new candidate is to showcase skills that set you apart.

 

No matter what your position onboard, one skill that’s greatly appreciated by captains and yacht owners is being comfortable with technology.

 

And one of the best new tech talents in demand is that of a drone pilot.

 

As recreational drones with onboard cameras have become more popular and more affordable, they’ve...

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Out Of The Gym, Onto The Water!

fitness Jul 30, 2018

One of the best perks of working as superyacht crew is your access to the amazing variety of watersports toys -- and the perfect bays and harbors to put them to use.

 

To be sure, you won’t be surfing or jet skiing when the guests are onboard, but all of those times when your yacht is anchored (and you’re miles from a town or any type of gym), the ocean is your open playground.

 

Here are a few of our favorite ways to get active on the water at FreshYacht HQ!

 

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Navigating the HIGH Seas; The Truth About Marijuana On Yachts

coaching Jul 16, 2018

Marijuana.

Whether you like it or not, it’s a topic of much debate, particularly as recent years have led to a number of U.S. states and other countries decriminalizing the drug -- at least in certain circumstances.

In Canada, pot is already legal for medicinal use, and will become legal for recreational use in the fall of 2018.

The U.S. states of Colorado, Washington, Oregon, California, and several others have made the drug legal for recreational use, while even more allow it for...

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You've Got a Yachting Income - Now What?

finance Jul 03, 2018

Once you’re working on a superyacht, you’ll find that money flows freely into your bank account as you’re well compensated for your hard work!

Without rent or other standard expenses, it’s easy to start saving a nice lump of cash -- but it’s also simple to see it all disappear through irresponsible spending.

Don’t let your hard-earned funds disappear!

 

Here are four DO'S and DON'TS for your yacht crew income.

 
DO make it automatic!

Establish...

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How To Break Into Yachting As A Newcomer - with Suzanne Porta

interviews Jun 22, 2018

Curious about how you can break into yachting with no experience?

Today, we're sharing some great tips from an expert! We sat down with Suzanne Porta, a former yacht stewardess who went on to launch her own crew placement agency. She was happy to talk with FreshYacht to share her experience, explain the three most important characteristics for a new crew member, and give her best advice on how to network successfully!

Suzanne, thanks for chatting with us today! Can you start...

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