Welcome to crew corner!

The place to find helpful guides, tips and advice when working in the superyacht industry, as well as crew specific articles, photos of crew at boat shows, funny videos and even cringe-worthy confessions from fellow crew on board some of the world's most luxurious yachts. We hope you enjoy!

Guides, tips and advice: Everything you need to know about the superyacht industry

Leather loafers on docksideRead yachting guides and tips

Yachting Pages has put together a range of advice and tips articles to help all crew when working in the superyacht industry. Whether you are new crew researching how to find a job and which crew house to stay in or experienced crew looking to update qualifications and documents or get some tips on standing out from the crowd, we have the answer. 

Read yachting tips and guides

 


Crew articles

Man on yacht using smartphoneTop 10 apps to help yacht crew and captains at work

More and more of the smartphone generation are working on yachts, and this is only going to increase as time goes on. We decided to take a look at the top 10 apps that can help crew with their tasks on a yacht, from itinerary planning to crew scheduling.

Read the full article

Cartoon man holding contract5 basic rights you have under a seafarer’s employment agreement

Seafarer's Employment Agreements are the new standard working contracts in the marine world. Gone are old crew agreements, these SEAs contain more information and are more rigorously enforced. Read on to find out about what yours must contain.

Read the full article

Girl at sunset on yachtFAQs from aspiring superyacht crew

Choosing to enter the world of working on superyachts is a big commitment; it involves a lot of sacrifice in the hope of some serious reward. In this FAQ article, we aim to answer some of the most commonly asked questions from those curious about entering the industry.

Read our FAQs for aspiring superyacht crew

Girl buttoning shirt getting readyTurning a daywork gig into a full-time position: 5 essential tips

Dayworking is a great way to gain valuable experience, particularly when you're new to the industry. Daywork gigs also lead to full-time positions if you play your cards right; we've put together some tips that will increase your chances of being brought on permanently.

Read our advice for turning daywork into a full-time position

Brexit flag and jigsaw pieceBrexit: how yacht crew around the world could be affected...

Brexit shocked the world – but what does it mean for yacht crew? We take a look at what we know so far, and what could be the case going forward.

Read our advice for yacht crew after Brexit

Woman writing on a yacht deckAdvice for your first yacht crew job

Starting any new job comes with a period of readjustment to industry-specific quirks and issues, but yachting is a whole new ball game. In an industry where your job is your lifestyle, your colleagues are sleeping next to you, and you’re dealing with some of the wealthiest and most important people in the world, there’s hardly any other career quite like it.

Read advice for your first yacht crew job

Woman writing on a yacht deckMaster these hobbies while working on a yacht

If you're yacht crew there are a few hobbies out there that you could soon master. Photography, writing and even cooking are some of the hobbies that would fit perfectly into your yachtie lifestyle. See this article for a selection of hobbies that not only suit life on board, but mean crew can actually thrive because of it.

Find out more about hobbies while working on a yacht

Superyacht crewmembers cleaning superyacht exteriorTime management aboard a superyacht

Want more downtime while working on a yacht? Well that's simple; increase your time management and efficiency. Not only will your captain notice this and give you a good recommendation and maybe even a promotion, but it will allow you to enjoy any potential hobbies you may want to take up. Helpful for deckhands, chief stewardesses and even captains.

Find out more about time management aboard a superyacht

Two scuba divers snorkelling coral reefHave you got these sought after skills

Thinking about working on a yacht? You may already have an advantage by possessing some skills yacht owners and captains find desirable, which will increase the chances of finding employment. Do you have qualifications in beauty or massage? How about any water sport certificates? Find out the skills yacht's want in this article.

Do you have these sought after skills?

Peppercorns and seasoning on spoonsUK yacht crew diets: Leftovers and rushed dinners

Want some comfort food without getting on the bad side of the yacht chef. You don’t expect fancy or complicated food, just something healthy or comforting, after all unhappy crew makes for unhappy guests, so here are a few ideas to share with the chef (if you dare), or to rustle up for yourself once the galley is free.

Find inspiration for easy yacht crew meals to suit all tastes

Male superyacht crew on yacht passerelleTop yachting groups and blogs to follow

We had a look at some of the most helpful blogs, forums and social media groups in the yachting industry which can help all crew in their every day lives. From stewardess and engineer Facebook groups which can answer your every question to helpful blogs that give insider tips, we created a list of the most useful groups you should be following.

See our top yachting groups and blogs

 

A tired cat slouched on a sofaHangover cures for yacht crew

We all know that crew work hard and play hard. You might get the odd chance to go for a few drinks at night and have to be up early tending to guests. From bacon to more booze, we had a look at some little tricks you can do to ensure you feel as sprightly as possible, and although there's no miracle cure, these tips will help you feel a little more human, a little faster.

Read more on hangover cures for yacht crew

View out over Mediterranean port or marinaThe benefits of working as yacht crew

Sure there is a down side to working on a yacht. But what about the benefits? From financial gains and generous tips to enhancing your education and meeting world famous film stars, we had a look at what you can look forward to if you're going to be or thinking about working on a superyacht any time soon. The rewards can be life-changing!

Find out more benefits of yacht crew

Jar of Marmite spread with toastCreature comforts for yachties

While you obviously can’t take everything from home, taking one or two items that reminds you of home can make the struggle of missing the mother-land that little bit easier. On days when you miss your creature comforts, or when you’re just plain tired after long days of working, these items can be a complete source of relief and joy.

Read tips on what are the best things to take from home

Female sat on end of pier watching sunsetCould you work on a superyacht?

If you’re considering a job on a yacht there are several questions you need to ask yourself, the job is not for everyone. However if you can exchange your privacy, time, home comforts and more for money, exotic locations and meeting some of the most interesting people you’re likely to meet, then it may be the job for you.

Ask yourself these 8 questions to see if you could work on a yacht

There are many jobs crew can do after life on boardYacht jobs: What next for crew?

One of the most frequently asked questions from people looking into becoming yacht crew is, what do you do afterwards? It is often said that many yacht crew face ‘burn out’ after several seasons on board and many are wary about starting off in the industry because of fear of being under qualified to find another job afterwards.

Find out what job you could be doing next

 


Crew gallery

We all know that working as crew on a superyacht takes a lot of hard work and dedication, but there are some rare moments when you can down tools and have some fun! View Yachting Pages' crew gallery to see if you've been snapped with us at boat shows and events from around the world.

Photo Comp 2014 Photo Comp 2014 Photo Comp 2014

Monaco Yacht Show 2014 Monaco Yacht Show 2014 Monaco Yacht Show 2014


Crew confessions: Superyacht crews bare all

Life on board a superyacht is like nothing else; read some real life interesting stories from superyacht crew. Find out more about the industry and prepare yourself for any superyacht job by reading just what can happen when you're on board and what you might need to prepare for, when on one of the world's most luxurious yachts.

Read crew confessions

 

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Welcome to crew corner!

The place to find helpful guides, tips and advice when working in the superyacht industry, as well as crew specific articles, photos of crew at boat shows, funny videos and even cringe-worthy confessions from fellow crew on board some of the world's most luxurious yachts. We hope you enjoy!

Guides, tips and advice: Everything you need to know about the superyacht industry

Leather loafers on docksideRead yachting guides and tips

Yachting Pages has put together a range of advice and tips articles to help all crew when working in the superyacht industry. Whether you are new crew researching how to find a job and which crew house to stay in or experienced crew looking to update qualifications and documents or get some tips on standing out from the crowd, we have the answer. 

Read yachting tips and guides

 


Crew articles

Man on yacht using smartphoneTop 10 apps to help yacht crew and captains at work

More and more of the smartphone generation are working on yachts, and this is only going to increase as time goes on. We decided to take a look at the top 10 apps that can help crew with their tasks on a yacht, from itinerary planning to crew scheduling.

Read the full article

Cartoon man holding contract5 basic rights you have under a seafarer’s employment agreement

Seafarer's Employment Agreements are the new standard working contracts in the marine world. Gone are old crew agreements, these SEAs contain more information and are more rigorously enforced. Read on to find out about what yours must contain.

Read the full article

Girl at sunset on yachtFAQs from aspiring superyacht crew

Choosing to enter the world of working on superyachts is a big commitment; it involves a lot of sacrifice in the hope of some serious reward. In this FAQ article, we aim to answer some of the most commonly asked questions from those curious about entering the industry.

Read our FAQs for aspiring superyacht crew

Girl buttoning shirt getting readyTurning a daywork gig into a full-time position: 5 essential tips

Dayworking is a great way to gain valuable experience, particularly when you're new to the industry. Daywork gigs also lead to full-time positions if you play your cards right; we've put together some tips that will increase your chances of being brought on permanently.

Read our advice for turning daywork into a full-time position

Brexit flag and jigsaw pieceBrexit: how yacht crew around the world could be affected...

Brexit shocked the world – but what does it mean for yacht crew? We take a look at what we know so far, and what could be the case going forward.

Read our advice for yacht crew after Brexit

Woman writing on a yacht deckAdvice for your first yacht crew job

Starting any new job comes with a period of readjustment to industry-specific quirks and issues, but yachting is a whole new ball game. In an industry where your job is your lifestyle, your colleagues are sleeping next to you, and you’re dealing with some of the wealthiest and most important people in the world, there’s hardly any other career quite like it.

Read advice for your first yacht crew job

Woman writing on a yacht deckMaster these hobbies while working on a yacht

If you're yacht crew there are a few hobbies out there that you could soon master. Photography, writing and even cooking are some of the hobbies that would fit perfectly into your yachtie lifestyle. See this article for a selection of hobbies that not only suit life on board, but mean crew can actually thrive because of it.

Find out more about hobbies while working on a yacht

Superyacht crewmembers cleaning superyacht exteriorTime management aboard a superyacht

Want more downtime while working on a yacht? Well that's simple; increase your time management and efficiency. Not only will your captain notice this and give you a good recommendation and maybe even a promotion, but it will allow you to enjoy any potential hobbies you may want to take up. Helpful for deckhands, chief stewardesses and even captains.

Find out more about time management aboard a superyacht

Two scuba divers snorkelling coral reefHave you got these sought after skills

Thinking about working on a yacht? You may already have an advantage by possessing some skills yacht owners and captains find desirable, which will increase the chances of finding employment. Do you have qualifications in beauty or massage? How about any water sport certificates? Find out the skills yacht's want in this article.

Do you have these sought after skills?

Peppercorns and seasoning on spoonsUK yacht crew diets: Leftovers and rushed dinners

Want some comfort food without getting on the bad side of the yacht chef. You don’t expect fancy or complicated food, just something healthy or comforting, after all unhappy crew makes for unhappy guests, so here are a few ideas to share with the chef (if you dare), or to rustle up for yourself once the galley is free.

Find inspiration for easy yacht crew meals to suit all tastes

Male superyacht crew on yacht passerelleTop yachting groups and blogs to follow

We had a look at some of the most helpful blogs, forums and social media groups in the yachting industry which can help all crew in their every day lives. From stewardess and engineer Facebook groups which can answer your every question to helpful blogs that give insider tips, we created a list of the most useful groups you should be following.

See our top yachting groups and blogs

 

A tired cat slouched on a sofaHangover cures for yacht crew

We all know that crew work hard and play hard. You might get the odd chance to go for a few drinks at night and have to be up early tending to guests. From bacon to more booze, we had a look at some little tricks you can do to ensure you feel as sprightly as possible, and although there's no miracle cure, these tips will help you feel a little more human, a little faster.

Read more on hangover cures for yacht crew

View out over Mediterranean port or marinaThe benefits of working as yacht crew

Sure there is a down side to working on a yacht. But what about the benefits? From financial gains and generous tips to enhancing your education and meeting world famous film stars, we had a look at what you can look forward to if you're going to be or thinking about working on a superyacht any time soon. The rewards can be life-changing!

Find out more benefits of yacht crew

Jar of Marmite spread with toastCreature comforts for yachties

While you obviously can’t take everything from home, taking one or two items that reminds you of home can make the struggle of missing the mother-land that little bit easier. On days when you miss your creature comforts, or when you’re just plain tired after long days of working, these items can be a complete source of relief and joy.

Read tips on what are the best things to take from home

Female sat on end of pier watching sunsetCould you work on a superyacht?

If you’re considering a job on a yacht there are several questions you need to ask yourself, the job is not for everyone. However if you can exchange your privacy, time, home comforts and more for money, exotic locations and meeting some of the most interesting people you’re likely to meet, then it may be the job for you.

Ask yourself these 8 questions to see if you could work on a yacht

There are many jobs crew can do after life on boardYacht jobs: What next for crew?

One of the most frequently asked questions from people looking into becoming yacht crew is, what do you do afterwards? It is often said that many yacht crew face ‘burn out’ after several seasons on board and many are wary about starting off in the industry because of fear of being under qualified to find another job afterwards.

Find out what job you could be doing next

 


Crew gallery

We all know that working as crew on a superyacht takes a lot of hard work and dedication, but there are some rare moments when you can down tools and have some fun! View Yachting Pages' crew gallery to see if you've been snapped with us at boat shows and events from around the world.

Photo Comp 2014 Photo Comp 2014 Photo Comp 2014

Monaco Yacht Show 2014 Monaco Yacht Show 2014 Monaco Yacht Show 2014


Crew confessions: Superyacht crews bare all

Life on board a superyacht is like nothing else; read some real life interesting stories from superyacht crew. Find out more about the industry and prepare yourself for any superyacht job by reading just what can happen when you're on board and what you might need to prepare for, when on one of the world's most luxurious yachts.

Read crew confessions