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Ask the Crew Agent
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Ask the Crew Agent

Finding a job on a yacht can come from any source: dockwalking, social media, yachting apps, friends, or crew agents. We chatted with Sandra, a crew manager from Crew4Yachts, one of the most trusted yacht crew agencies, about top tips when it comes to getting hired. Read on for some helpful insights!



Crew Compa...
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7 Signs You’re Ready for the Yachting Season to be Over
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7 Signs You’re Ready for the Yachting Season to be Over

Remember when you were fresh-faced and ready to take on the world at the start of the yacht season? Yea, me neither. It's been a long hard season, and we're starting to notice some signs we're almost at the finish line:



1. When waking up actually feels like this



2. When you're made up of 90% coffee, 10%...
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BEAUTY ON BOARD: Top 5 Sunscreens for Yachties
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BEAUTY ON BOARD: Top 5 Sunscreens for Yachties

I cannot express enough how important sunscreen is daily. Yes, the sun is warm and wonderful but it also ages you and can give you skin cancer, particularly if you are getting repeated burns in the same places. Deckhands: take special care of your exposed parts such as ears, noses and hands. I implore all crew to pleas...
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5 Mistakes to Avoid While Looking for a Yacht Job
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5 Mistakes to Avoid While Looking for a Yacht Job

So you've put together your yacht CV, applied to jobs, and still nothing! What gives? You could be making some common mistakes that could jeopardize your chances of getting hired. Here are a few common mistakes to avoid during the job hunt. Are you guilty of any of them?

1. Bad CV Photo

Your photo is the first th...
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First Yacht Job - 3 Key Things Needed
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First Yacht Job - 3 Key Things Needed

Being a yacht crew member can be a fun and rewarding job. However, it takes an intense amount of preparation, focus, and attention to detail. Does this sound like you? Before you get started, here's 3 key things you need before you start your job hunt:



1. Certification

To start, all yacht crew need to acquir...
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Yachting Terms Every Yachtie Should Know
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Yachting Terms Every Yachtie Should Know



As a new yachtie, it can be overwhelming with the flood of new information. Although there are quite a few words to learn, here are some basic terms you'll need to know for the yacht life:

Parts of the Yacht



Bow: front of the boat


Stern/Aft: back of the boat


Port: left side of a yacht...
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Yacht Jobs: 3 Ways to Stay Positive During the Search
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Yacht Jobs: 3 Ways to Stay Positive During the Search

Whether you're a seasoned veteran or an aspiring yachtie, we've all been there at some point: you've been looking for that perfect yacht job, and it's been weeks and still nothing seems to be the right fit! It's easy to get down in the dumps or panic-accept the first job that comes your way because funds are running lo...
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Wine 102: Wine Service for Yacht Stewardesses
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Wine 102: Wine Service for Yacht Stewardesses

Now that you've had an introduction to wine, here's how to properly serve wine to guests:



Wine Serving Temperatures



Graphic by Wine Folly

Did you know that even red wine is supposed to be "slightly cool"? In order to give guests the best wine experience, make sure to match the temperature to the wine....
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Wine 101: Introduction to Wines for Yacht Stewardesses
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Wine 101: Introduction to Wines for Yacht Stewardesses

Basic wine skills and pairings are a tricky thing to learn. However, as a stewardess, you'll need good wine knowledge to better serve guests. We found 4 helpful charts to help even the greenest of stews better understand:

Types of Wine Glasses



When you get on board, you'll encounter so many glasses! Between a...
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10 Memes that Capture the Highs and Lows of Working on a Yacht
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10 Memes that Capture the Highs and Lows of Working on a Yacht

We saw a rant on FB recently about how difficult working on a yacht can be. We get it, the long hours, the no days off, demanding guests, etc. BUT, we would like to point out how amazing it can be to live on the water, hang out on the beach with crew, enjoy life nobody on land could possibly understand. Here are 10 mem...
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