FreshYacht Blog

Have a Happy Holiday Season (on a Superyacht!)

inspiration Dec 03, 2018

It’s the holiday season for many cultures around the world, which means that if you’re far from home on a superyacht, you might be wondering how you can feel festive when you’re not able to see your family or close mates.

 

Yachts are often booked for guest trips over the Christmas and the New Year’s holiday, so it’s unlikely you’ll be able to take time off to travel home from your port of call.

  

How can you make the most of the holiday...

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A Day Ashore in Yachting's Newest Hot Spot - Tunisia!

travel Nov 19, 2018

One of the perks of working on a Superyacht is exploring global destinations that may be a bit off the beaten track.

Today, we’re featuring Tunisia -- an exciting, beautiful destination that is now open to more traffic since the recent lifting of a travel ban by the British Foreign & Commonwealth Office.

If you’ve never traveled in northern African, this French and English-speaking country is a fantastic place to start.

Located only 90 minutes by sea from Sardinia,...

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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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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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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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How To Get The Job of your Dreams

job hunting Jun 05, 2018

You’ve done all of your training, you’ve landed some daywork, but now it’s finally time for your big interview! It’s your chance to land a contract or long-term position on a superyacht, and you want to make your best impression.

 It’s important to prepare for your interview and be sure to take into account the unique tips and strategies that will prepare you for a successful superyacht interview, and set you apart from your competitors!

 

Know Your...
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How To Set Yourself Up For Success on Superyachts -- with Carrie Freeman

interviews May 21, 2018
If you’re looking at a yachting job, you may have lots of questions and concerns - how can you stand out from the crowd? What if you don’t like your coworkers? Does the work get boring after awhile? Do you need to rely on a crew agency to find a job?
 

We’re here today with Carrie, a 10-year veteran stewardess who now works for a yacht brokerage. She’s here to reassure you that if you take the leap and go for it, you’ll have an experience you won’t...

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