New to the yachting industry or need a CV refresh? Here’s a quick guide to building a great Yacht CV that will get you noticed!

Most yachting CVs include the following components:

Yacht CV Guide


1. Headshot/Photo

  • Your CV photo is what gets you noticed 100% of the time (for better or worse!) Wear a polo, hair pulled back for girls and tidy for guys, and don’t forget to SMILE!
  • Make sure the photo is clear with proper lighting and bonus points for photos at a marina or on a boat

2. Personal Information

  • Name
  • Birth date
  • Nationality
  • Languages Spoken
  • Passports/ Visas
  • Tattoos/Smoker
  • Email Address
  • Telephone Number (include country code)

3. Objectives/About Me

  • State the positions you’re looking for – stewardess, deckhand, etc.
  • Include reasons why you would be a good team member
  • Special skills?
  • What’s your unique selling point?

4. Qualifications/Certificates/Education

  • List yacht certificates and qualifying establishment (USCG/PYA/MCA/RYA/PADI etc.
  • Any other relevant qualifications for the position (ie, masseuse, dive instructor, etc)

5. Yacht Experience

  • List from most recent at the top, and include yacht name, dates of employement, duties onboard, charter or private, and reason for leaving

6. Land- Based Experience (optional)

  • List land-based work experience if it highlights any relevant skills that apply to the yacht position

 7. References

  • Include the captain’s name, yacht name, email and phone number
  • If you’re new to the industry, include reference contact details from daywork
  • List it either under corresponding work experience or at the bottom
Make sure your CV format is clear and simple to follow.

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