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Superyacht or Cruise Ship?

the best things about Jan 15, 2018

When you’re drawn to a career at sea, there are a few options available to you. And if you’ve written off joining the Navy or working on a cargo ship, perhaps you’re torn between the lifestyle on a cruise ship and that of a superyacht.

 

 

Well, here’s a quick reference guide - a breakdown of the key differences between working on a superyacht and working on a cruise ship.


The Owners and The Guests


Cruise ships are typically owned and operated by large...

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Plan For Success in 2018

coaching Jan 01, 2018
It’s a new year, FreshYacht Insider!  2018 is here, and with this fresh start, it’s a great time to take a few minutes to think about last year and set some goals for the year ahead.


So whether your goal is to get hired on a yacht this year, or you still need to finish school or finalize other commitments before launching your new career, here are a few things to consider as you’re creating your 2018 vision!


1. What Worked In 2017 and What Needs to Change?


Before you...

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From Deckhand to Superyacht Captain: Interview with Captain Dave Zimath

interviews Dec 18, 2017

Greetings, FreshYacht Insiders! Today, we’re back with some advice from superyacht Captain Dave Zimath.

Just like many of you, Dave started off as a young twentysomething working as a deckhand. Today, he’s a captain and has been working in the superyacht industry for more than 25 years.

We talked to Dave today to learn what he looks for in a young crewmember, what surprised him about becoming Captain, and his favorite part of being in charge.


Dave, thanks for taking the time to...

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The Best Things About A Yacht Chef Job

the best things about Dec 05, 2017

Welcome back to our “Best Things About…” series, where we talk about the unique benefits of working different yacht crew positions.


Today, we’re featuring the world of a yacht chef. While this job requires creativity and flexibility in an ever-changing environment, it’s also a great opportunity if you're a chef looking for a new exciting career direction.

If you love food and cooking but don't have any formal experience, you could also consider pursuing a...

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Taking A Chance: A Yachting Newcomer's Story

interviews Nov 19, 2017

Interested in working as superyacht crew, but not sure if you’ve got what it takes?

Today, we’re talking with Stewardess Sarah Murphree, who shares her experience of breaking into the industry, her favorite destinations (so far), and what advice she’d share with aspiring yacht crew.

Sarah, thanks for talking with us here at FreshYacht. To start, can you tell our readers a bit about you and how you first heard about yacht jobs?


I grew up in South Africa, but am originally...

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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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