Welcome to Crew Corner!
Yachting Pages' Crew Corner is place to find helpful tips, guides and advice for life working as crew in the superyacht industry. As well as crew-specific articles, we regularly post photos of the friendly crew we meet at boat shows and events around the world, and cringe-worthy confessions from fellow crew.
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Guides, tips and advice: Everything you need to know about the superyacht industry
Yachting Pages has put together a range of articles to help all crew when working in the superyacht industry. Whether you are a first-time yachtie researching jobs and accommodation, or experienced crewmember looking to progress, we have the answer!
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.
Sure there are downsides to working on a yacht, but what about the benefits? From generous tips to meeting world-famous film stars, we look at what life can look like working on a superyacht. The rewards can be life-changing!
Starting any new job comes with a period of readjustment, but, in an industry where your work is your lifestyle the period is often longer than normal. Yachting: There’s no career quite like it!
More and more apps are becoming available to help yacht crew in their daily jobs. We list our top 10 that lend a helping hand; from itinerary planning through to crew scheduling.
Gone are old crew agreements, Seafarer's Employment Agreements (SEAs) are the new standard working contracts of the marine world. Read on to find out about what yours must contain.
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.
Yacht crew work hard and play hard. While you might get the chance to go for a few drinks, you'll often have to be up early the next morning. From bacon to more booze, while there's no miracle cure, we look at some tricks to help you feel as sprightly as possible.
While you can’t take all your favourite things from home, taking one or two items that remind you of home can make life on board all the better. We offer advice for the best things to take aboard, and those to leave at home.
Writing, photography and languages are just some of the hobbies that fit perfectly into your yachtie lifestyle. See this article for a selection of hobbies suited to life on board.
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.
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.