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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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Best CV Photos to Get You Noticed
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Best CV Photos to Get You Noticed

Every yacht crew on a job hunt knows the importance of a strong yacht CV. But do they know how much their yacht CV plays a role in making a good first impression? According to science, it only takes 3 seconds or less for someone to determine a "first impression" based on a photo. It's the first thing hiring managers/ca...
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Moving Aboard: What to Pack for Your First Yacht Job
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Moving Aboard: What to Pack for Your First Yacht Job

If you're new to the yachting industry, it might seem like an impossible task to fit all your essentials in a tiny bag. Once you're on board, there is minimal space to store your belongings and you don't want to be THAT crew member who rolls a giant suitcase down the dock. Here's a quick guide on what and how to pack:...
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Yacht Crew Salaries
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Yacht Crew Salaries

Actual salaries will always vary depending on a candidate's specific experience, training, certification, and additional skills - as well as a particular yacht's needs. This scale can be used as an example and guide to establishing appropriate salaries for experienced crew.

Yacht job salaries range based on crew exp...
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What skills are useful to find a job on luxury yachts?
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What skills are useful to find a job on luxury yachts?

Depending on the yacht position you're after, it's always helpful to have certain skills that will give you the edge over other crew members vying for the same job. Even if you have the skillset and experience, it's about being smart about how and where to look for yacht jobs. Also, if you're seeking a full-time positi...
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10 Signs You're Friends With a Yachtie
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10 Signs You're Friends With a Yachtie

After working on yachts, certain things become so normal that we forget how odd it might come across to our land friends. We asked our non-yachtie friends what it's like to be friends with us, and they had some pretty hilarious observations to share. Do you agree?

1. You'll catch them referring to your kitchen as th...
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