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CREW CORNER

Yachting Pages' Crew Corner is the place to find helpful tips, guides and advice for life working as crew in the yachting industry. As well as crew-specific articles, we post photos of the friendly crew we meet at boat shows and events around the world, and cringe-worthy confessions from fellow crew.

If you'd like to see your photos, advice or anonymous confessions listed, let us know at web@yachtingpages.com.

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

Leather loafers on docksideRead yachting tips, guides and advice

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! 


Superyacht at seaWhat is a Superyacht?

Everyone knows what a superyacht looks like — but what exactly is a superyacht? From a full definition as to what they are and how they are operated, find out absolutely everything you need to know about superyachts in our handy guide.


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

First things first, is a yacht job truly right for you? If you’re considering a job on a superyacht there are a few questions you need to ask yourself and be certain on before hopping aboard.


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

Sure there are downsides to working on a yacht, but what about the abundance of benefits? From generous tips to meeting world-famous film stars, we look at what life can look like working aboard a superyacht. The rewards can be life-changing!


Yacht-Crew Mental Health: An Insight Into Crew Wellbeing On BoardYacht-Crew Mental Heath

Just because yacht-crew work at sea, it doesn't mean they are immune from mental health problems. With the help of a serving crewmember, we offer an insight into the reality of life at sea and advice on how crew can look after their wellbeing.


Homesickness On BoardHomesickness on board

When stepping on board for a long haul journey it could be months before crew are reconnected with loved ones. We offer some advice and tips to help keep your mind at ease.

 


Man with a cold lead in bedHow to treat a cold

Are you looking for top tips on how to treat a cold? Maybe you just want to be on guard in case you catch a cold in future? Read our guide on how best to relieve symptoms, prevent spreading it to other people and we'll pass you a tissue for good measure.


pile of 100 u.s. dollar billsThe lowdown on yacht-crew tips

One of the many benefits of working as yacht crew is financial, with generous tips and gratuities often awarded to those crewing superyachts around the world, but how much can crew expect to make in tips, and how are they distributed on board?


Woman writing on a yacht deckAdvice for your first yacht job

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!


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.


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

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.


Cartoon man holding contractFive basic rights under a Seafarer’s Employment Agreement

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.


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.


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.


Brexit flag and jigsaw pieceHow will Brexit affect yacht crew around the world?

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.


Superyacht crewmembers cleaning superyacht exteriorTime management aboard a superyacht

Want more downtime while working on a yacht? Increase your time management and efficiency! You may even get a promotion! 


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

Thinking about working on a yacht? If you hold these desirable skills you may find your chances of finding employment increase! Discover sought-after yachtie skills here.


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

Want some comfort food without getting on the bad side of the chef? Here are a few ideas to share with the chef (if you dare), or to rustle up for yourself once the galley is free!


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.


Superyacht EclipseThe Most Iconic Celebrity Superyachts

Cruising around the world on a luxurious yacht is purely a fantasy for most people, but for many celebrities it’s a way of life. In this article we delve into some of the biggest, most expensive and luxurious superyachts owned by the rich and famous.


A tired cat slouched on a sofaHangover cures for yacht crew

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.


Jar of Marmite spread with toastCreature comforts for yachties

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.


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

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.


 


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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CREW CORNER

Yachting Pages' Crew Corner is the place to find helpful tips, guides and advice for life working as crew in the yachting industry. As well as crew-specific articles, we post photos of the friendly crew we meet at boat shows and events around the world, and cringe-worthy confessions from fellow crew.

If you'd like to see your photos, advice or anonymous confessions listed, let us know at web@yachtingpages.com.

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

Leather loafers on docksideRead yachting tips, guides and advice

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! 


Superyacht at seaWhat is a Superyacht?

Everyone knows what a superyacht looks like — but what exactly is a superyacht? From a full definition as to what they are and how they are operated, find out absolutely everything you need to know about superyachts in our handy guide.


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

First things first, is a yacht job truly right for you? If you’re considering a job on a superyacht there are a few questions you need to ask yourself and be certain on before hopping aboard.


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

Sure there are downsides to working on a yacht, but what about the abundance of benefits? From generous tips to meeting world-famous film stars, we look at what life can look like working aboard a superyacht. The rewards can be life-changing!


Yacht-Crew Mental Health: An Insight Into Crew Wellbeing On BoardYacht-Crew Mental Heath

Just because yacht-crew work at sea, it doesn't mean they are immune from mental health problems. With the help of a serving crewmember, we offer an insight into the reality of life at sea and advice on how crew can look after their wellbeing.


Homesickness On BoardHomesickness on board

When stepping on board for a long haul journey it could be months before crew are reconnected with loved ones. We offer some advice and tips to help keep your mind at ease.

 


Man with a cold lead in bedHow to treat a cold

Are you looking for top tips on how to treat a cold? Maybe you just want to be on guard in case you catch a cold in future? Read our guide on how best to relieve symptoms, prevent spreading it to other people and we'll pass you a tissue for good measure.


pile of 100 u.s. dollar billsThe lowdown on yacht-crew tips

One of the many benefits of working as yacht crew is financial, with generous tips and gratuities often awarded to those crewing superyachts around the world, but how much can crew expect to make in tips, and how are they distributed on board?


Woman writing on a yacht deckAdvice for your first yacht job

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!


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.


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

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.


Cartoon man holding contractFive basic rights under a Seafarer’s Employment Agreement

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.


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.


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.


Brexit flag and jigsaw pieceHow will Brexit affect yacht crew around the world?

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.


Superyacht crewmembers cleaning superyacht exteriorTime management aboard a superyacht

Want more downtime while working on a yacht? Increase your time management and efficiency! You may even get a promotion! 


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

Thinking about working on a yacht? If you hold these desirable skills you may find your chances of finding employment increase! Discover sought-after yachtie skills here.


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

Want some comfort food without getting on the bad side of the chef? Here are a few ideas to share with the chef (if you dare), or to rustle up for yourself once the galley is free!


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.


Superyacht EclipseThe Most Iconic Celebrity Superyachts

Cruising around the world on a luxurious yacht is purely a fantasy for most people, but for many celebrities it’s a way of life. In this article we delve into some of the biggest, most expensive and luxurious superyachts owned by the rich and famous.


A tired cat slouched on a sofaHangover cures for yacht crew

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.


Jar of Marmite spread with toastCreature comforts for yachties

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.


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

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.


 


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