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Yacht Fitness

Maintaining a consistent workout schedule while working on yachts can be tricky with small crew quarters, full work days, and limited free time. When you're busy on charter or with guests, it's easy to forget to take care of yourself. Luckily, there are some easy ways to create a fitness schedule even while on board:...
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Bartending 101: Common Terms and Drinks
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Bartending 101: Common Terms and Drinks

As a working yacht stewardess, you'll be asked to constantly make drinks. It's part of the job. The various names and terminology can become very confusing, especially while you're having to remember other things. To help those of you without an extensive bartending experience with the process, we've come up with a few...
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Yachtie Visas: SCHENGEN VISA
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Yachtie Visas: SCHENGEN VISA

A common visa that yacht crew need (other than the B1/B2 visa for travel to the US) is the Schengen Visa. Depending on your nationality, you'll need this visa to work/travel in Europe/Schengen area. Having this visa will give you more work opportunities and allow you to travel freely between the region. Here's everythi...
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How To Get a Job as a Yacht Chef
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How To Get a Job as a Yacht Chef

After you find a job on a yacht, you'll quickly learn that yacht chefs are required to do more than just prepare meals for the guests. They are also responsible for running the kitchen, planning the menus, cooking for the crew, and provisioning the kitchen. In order to work on a yacht as a chef, you must be trained in...
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Top 3 Effective Yacht Crew Management Tips for Captains and Senior Yacht Crew

Top 3 Effective Yacht Crew Management Tips for Captains and Senior Yacht Crew

Why is effective crew management practices so important? On any given yacht, captains and senior crew are faced with the challenge of balancing crew with different personalities, various backgrounds, and communication styles. To prevent miscommunication and inefficiencies on board, here are some key management techniqu...
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Top 5 Dock Walking Tips for Yacht Crew
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Top 5 Dock Walking Tips for Yacht Crew

One of the many ways to get started in yachting is to find daywork through "dock walking", which is literally walking the docks and going from yacht to yacht with your CV in hand to get hired. It might sound crazy that in today's world, people can still find jobs by essentially going door to door, but it works! Even if...
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A Guide to the Yacht CV
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A Guide to the Yacht CV

If you're new to the yachting industry, you probably don't know that yachting CV/Resumes are very different from land-based jobs. It's usually very clear to yacht captains and hiring managers if you are not "in the know", and your CV will most likely get ignored. We want you to be prepared for your yachting career, so...
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Don’t Become a Yachtie
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Don’t Become a Yachtie

You can spot them by their sunglass tan, polos with a yacht stenciled on their backs, and shorts/skorts they wear in public while running errands around town. They have an enviable instagram feed, and drone shots of paradise for days, but behind every freckle and t-shirt tan line, they have a story to tell about the hi...
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Yacht Crew Job Descriptions
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Yacht Crew Job Descriptions

For a yachting novice, the different crew positions can get quite confusing. The amount of crew on a yacht often depends on the size of the vessel and needs of the program. Below are some typical yacht crew job descriptions that are helpful to understand. The list below is certainly is not an exhaustive list and meant...
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Why Yacht References Matter
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Why Yacht References Matter

You may have the perfect CV, lots of yachting experience, and certificates for days. However, a couple of bad references from old captains or an industry veteran will hurt your chances of finding your next yacht job. Even more "casual" reference checks by asking mutual friends/crew members who have worked with you befo...
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