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, it’s very accessible and offers a wealth of entertainment for yachting guests and crew alike.

 

 

When you land in Tunisia, you’ll likely be coming into one of the three main ports: Explore one of Tunisia’s main ports: Bizerte, the oldest city in Tunisia, can host yachts up to 150m in its marina, while Port Yasmine near Hammamet can accommodate up to 110m. 

 

 

For smaller yachts (up to 35m), you may moor in the picturesque Sidi Bou Said.

No matter which...

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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 of the current immigration practices. In Antigua, you’ll be welcomed as a tourist, but they might be more reluctant if they know you’re there to find work.

The best way to stay off of immigration radar is to ensure you’ve got a return ticket booked. You’re there for a vacation, in their eyes, even if you do plan to do some job searching while you’re on-island.

 

 
When To Go:

 

Yachting is a seasonal industry and the boats - and jobs - move around...

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A Day Ashore: Antigua, West Indies

travel Aug 30, 2017

The yacht you work on has just pulled into English Harbour, Antigua, and you have the day off to explore the island. What will you do? 

FreshYacht gives you ideas from beaches to bars, diving to windsurfing. There are plenty of activities to make you fall in love with Antigua.

Antigua is a Caribbean hub for yachting. From superyachts that stop here to re-provision and let their guests explore, to the many sailboats that descend each year for Antigua Sailing Week, if you’ve got your eyes set on a yachting job, you’re likely to spend some time in Antigua.


Whether you travel to the island in search of a job, or stop over while your yacht is traveling the Caribbean, here are a few tips to make your time in Antigua something to remember!

Those Famous Caribbean Beaches

Most travellers to Antigua will spend their days relaxing on the beach and playing in the water. From lounging at beautiful Half Moon Bay to surfing at Gallery Bay Beach to the highly accessible...

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A Day Ashore: Antibes, France

travel Jul 26, 2017

So you’ve pulled into port in Antibes, France, and you’ve got a whole day to yourself, away from the yacht. What’s a yacht crew member to do?


Antibes, a resort town on the Mediterranean coast of France, is well regarded as one of the best destinations for some rest and relaxation, while rubbing shoulders with the rich and famous. Antibes features more than 20km of coastline, an old town full of markets and charm, a stone castle now home to the Picasso museum, and beautiful cathedrals, villas, parks, and gardens.


Here are a few things not to miss while you’re in Antibes!

 


Hit the Beach


Antibes is well known for its beautiful beaches. Unlike many other beaches along the south of France, many of the beaches in Antibes are sandy, not rocky. While you’ll find it hard to find any solitude here, especially in the peak summer season, it’s worth it to carve out your piece of sand and relax while you soak in the Mediterranean sun.  Another...

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