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 also become more useful for a full range of purposes.
How can your drone skills help the yacht? Here are a few ways:
Historically, yacht crew and specifically deck crew have roped up and rappelled down the sides of yachts to inspect hard-to-reach areas on the boat.
While some jobs will still require in-person labor to clean, repair, or upgrade the boat’s equipment, putting a drone out to capture video or imagery of the site in question can make...
You’ve been encouraged by our detailed guides on Dockwalking and managing your finances, inspired by our interviews with stewardesses, deckhands, and bosuns, and motivated by our guides to the best ways to spend your time in some amazing destinations!
Well, if you're thinking "yes, I'm in! What do I do now?"
We are happy to introduce our new course; Superyacht Jobs; How To Get A Job On A Superyacht.
This three-week course is available twice a year and teaches you the step-by-step process to get your first job on a yacht.
Superyacht Jobs is currently closed for registration but will open again later this year. Jump on our waiting list and we'll be sure to let you know when it launches...
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 meantime, you can also mix business and pleasure by training in specialty skills -- many of which are also exciting and enjoyable on their own!
Building capacity and confidence with water sports, interior specialties, and health & safety skills are elements that will make your CV strong, help you network and meet prospective colleagues and captains, and prepare you to become an invaluable part of your crew.
Here are 4 recommended training programs you can do now, whether you’re ready...
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 the time to learn the ropes. You’ll be ready in no time!
And don’t feel overwhelmed by all of these options -- FreshYacht’s eCourse How to Get a Job on a Superyacht -- coming soon! -- will teach you everything you need to know and prepare you for your new career on superyachts.
Curious about what types of training you’ll need to take, and what you can expect from the experience? Here, we’ll explain the basic trainings so you’ll know...