Top yachting groups and blogs to follow
Written by Michael Henson
Last updated: 02/12/2016
At Yachting Pages we often go in search of interesting new tricks, tips and advice to help crew in their everyday yachting lives. And what we’ve found is a handful of expert people and communities (often ex-crew) that offer golden nuggets of information to make life on board that little bit easier.
Relevance is important to us, so one of the metrics we use to ensure someone made it on to our list is number of engagements, which basically means if you ask a question in one of these groups or to a particular person, we’re pretty sure you’ll get an answer back from someone who knows what they’re talking about.
Here are Yachting Pages’ top crew communities to follow. We enjoy their expertise and advice and think you will too.
In addition to my Facebook page I write a weekly blog that goes out every Wednesday full of useful advice for people looking to build a successful career in yachting.
This group is great for handy household, general job tips, laundry, table settings and other useful advice for yacht steward/esses. They actively encourage you to share your winning ideas or ask for advice, so crew can all help each other!
Created by Isobel Odendaal after working in the yacht industry as a chief stew and purser for 10 years, and going on to start a training school for superyacht steward/esses, called Super Yachting South Africa she is well equipped to help crew of any experience levels. It is well monitored and there is no salesy content, so a useful resource to seek genuine and objective feedback.
To many aspiring stewardess Julia Perry may seem like a career coach. She is the author of the ‘The Insiders’ Guide To Becoming A Yacht Stewardess’, which is part career guide, part travelogue. It gives step-by-step practical guidance on how to get a job aboard a superyacht with witty and “confessional” anecdotes from her own former days as a stewardess out on the high seas of luxury.
Julie Perry spent three years as a megayacht stewardess, which took her to over 40 ports in 18 countries. Her book, is a must-read guide for yacht crew and with Julie’s second edition now out she hopes to continue to help wannabe yachties get into this crazy but fun industry.
This blog is jam packed with loads of yacht related articles covering a wide range of topics from ‘How to set a thanksgiving dinner table on a yacht’ to ‘Landing a permanent job as a deckhand’
Written by Angela herself she has been to over 40 countries on her travels and after being given the opportunity to hire, train and work with some incredible crew from around the world. Angela has some knowledge about what chief’s are looking for and what it takes to be successful in this industry.
Further to this Angela has mastered being a healthy Yachtie, something that only crew who have been on board for a while will know is a challenge, to say the least.
With 7,500 members this is a large community for crew to be a part of. But its main selling point is that it frequently gets jobs posted on its news feed. Be sure to bookmark this group if you ever find yourself between yachts.
Another porthole to chat through! This group is all about machinery! Again with a high engagement rate because of their solid 1400 engineer strong community, this group will surely get you the answers you’ve been looking for.
They also allow job postings so this is one to keep an eye on if you are a yacht engineer looking for work.
This website is excellent for crew searching for their next boat to work on. Whether you are looking for daywork or you are a captain this website may hold your next opportunity.
Registration is easy and you can upload your resume, certificates and references for quick application. Further to this they have a simple refine option on the left hand side making finding your next job idiot proof.
Did i mention they also have an app?
The crew coach’s mission is to help luxury yacht crew build successful careers and achieve their highest ambitions, from deckhands to captains, stewardesses, engineers and chefs.
Their Facebook group again offers excellent tips and tricks to help crew not only survive a yacht but flourish. Further to this the crew coach offers a variety of services such as yachting CV solutions and interview practice to make sure crew are best prepared to land that dream role.
in addition to the Facebook page they also write a weekly blog that goes out every Wednesday full of useful advice for people looking to build a successful career in yachting. You can see the link and people can also sign up to receive their articles here.
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