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The Best Engineers Have Hands-On Experience - Aldrey's Story

interviews Dec 18, 2018

Welcome back, FreshYacht Insiders!

Today we’re featuring the story of Aldrey - a Jamaican Engineer who took his interest and aptitude for fixing things to a career on luxury superyachts.  

 

Aldrey tells us why he enjoys engineering (including a fun story or two!), why you don’t necessarily need a fancy degree to succeed in this field, the most important characteristic to be a good engineer and his top destinations on the yachting circuit!  



Aldrey, thanks for...

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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...

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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 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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A South African Man's Success Story

interviews Apr 24, 2018

Hey there FreshYacht Insider!

 

We’re back with another fantastic interview, this time with Sello -- a young man from South Africa who seized the opportunity to create a life of adventure for himself.

 

Sello grew up in Johannesburg, where he worked as a hairdresser. But after a few too many times meeting great people with exciting stories to tell, whether of travel for business or pleasure, Sello realized he wanted to be the one telling the story.

 

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Making The Leap To A Superyacht Career

interviews Mar 13, 2018
Do you ever look at your current job and wonder how you could start a new career in yachting?

Well, many people just like you have made the switch. Even if your background has nothing to do with travel or yachting, you can still apply your knowledge to launching your new career.


Today, we’re excited to share an interview with Wade Bordian.

He went to business school and worked in sales and marketing for several years before he decided to make the jump to working on a superyacht, and...

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Valentine's Special: Working On Yachts As A Couple

interviews Feb 13, 2018
If you’re wondering what it’s like to work and live alongside your partner on a superyacht, today’s post is for you!

We were thrilled to sit down with Dani and Anthony, who share the best and worst parts of working together on a yacht and their advice for partners looking to make this their career.


Dani and Anthony, how did you each get started working in the industry, and how did you meet?


Dani: I was working at a restaurant in Palma de Mallorca, which is a popular...

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Safety at Sea: A Captain's Perspective

interviews Jan 29, 2018
What keeps you from launching your superyacht career? Well, some of you have told us you’re wondering -- or your families are wondering -- about safety at sea on while working on yachts.


Well, you can rest easy -- in today’s edition of the FreshYacht interview series, experienced Captain Vareek Breaden, reassures us about the high safety standards demanded in the superyacht industry.

A veteran of over 20 years on yachts, Captain Breaden shares his perspective on why superyachts...

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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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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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