Work on a superyacht: A complete guide to yacht jobs
Finding work within a competitive industry, such as as a crewmember aboard the world’s most impressive superyachts, can be a difficult task, with many suggesting it's not what you know but who you know that gets you where you want to be.
In order to help hopeful crew in getting their foot in the door, and existing crew to find new and exciting roles within the industry, Yachting Pages has put together a guide to yacht jobs and marine recruitment, with advice from expert crew agents. Visit the articles below to find out the who, what, where and when of careers within the superyacht industry, helping you to secure that elusive yacht job.
Recruitment tips for superyacht crew
Lots can come between the desire to crew superyachts and securing a position. There's training, finances and accommodation to think about, as well as important lifestyle factors to consider. Read our ultimate guide to figure out if a superyacht crew job is for you.
First things first, is a yacht job right for you? If you’re considering a job on a yacht there are a few questions you need to ask yourself before moving aboard.
To work on a superyacht is a dream for many. As such, hopeful candidates flock each year to the crew hiring ports of the world, but, with such competition, getting there may not be as simple as first seems. Discover how to navigate the superyacht recruitment process.
Unsurprisingly, the operation and implementation of tasks aboard a superyacht is a full-time job for more than just one crewmember. Find your ideal crew position by reading our rundown of yacht crew roles, responsibilities and estimated salaries, and learn about crew contracts.
Crew jobs can come up at any time, any where, so it's important for those seeking work to be in the right place at the right time to deliver their CV into the hands of waiting employers. Discover worldwide hiring ports.
The yachting industry sees one of the highest staff turnover rates than any other industry, but is always usually a lot of competition for the few yacht crew jobs. Read CV tips to help your crew CV stand out from the pile.
To work on a superyacht is a dream for many. With the industry experiencing a skills-short market, now is the perfect time to secure that new yacht job. Read tips to suceed in your next yacht job interview.
Whether in port searching for that first superyacht job, or taking a well-deserved break from a long charter, heading to the yachting hubs and crew hangouts of your current destination can offer great fun, friends and ample opportunity. Find yachting hubs and hangouts here.
Yacht jobs are both interesting and intriguing to those hoping to enter the industry, but without friends there's often a lot left to question. Discover frequently asked questions and answers for curious first-time yachties and seasoned crew seeking more information.
If there's any information you'd like to see listed here with our guides to yacht jobs and marine recruitment, let us know!
Recruitment tips for superyacht captains
As a superyacht captain, finding fantastic yacht crew (and holding onto them) is one of the continual tasks that never seems to get any easier. Recruiting those with that certain ‘je ne sais quoi’ can be difficult, which is where yacht crew agents can lend a hand.