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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.