Wedding Season Essentials for Yachties

Yachting isn't all fun and games -- many times yachties have to repeatedly turn down baby showers, birthdays, and weddings (much to the disappointment of our land-based family and friends). Β However, if you're a lucky crew member who managed to snag some holiday time off to attend a friend's wedding, congratulations! So you've bought the … Continue reading Wedding Season Essentials for Yachties

Bartending 101: Common Terms and Drinks

As a yacht stewardess, you'll be asked to constantly make drinks. The various names and terminology can become very confusing, especially while you're having to remember other things. Here's a simple guide on the basics of bartending: Terminology On the rocks: with ice Neat: no ice With a twist: a twist of a small piece … Continue reading Bartending 101: Common Terms and Drinks

5 Things to Survive Being Sick Aboard a Yacht

You're in the middle of a busy charter -- serving guests, setting up water sports, cleaning, running guests to shore, going full steam ahead! All of a sudden, your throat starts to hurt a little. You know you're getting sick. Even when you take great care of yourself, there are still times where you might … Continue reading 5 Things to Survive Being Sick Aboard a Yacht

Yacht Theme Party Ideas

While on board as a yacht stew, there's a good chance you'll be asked to prepare for some sort of event or celebration. However, there has to be a fine balance between making it fun and having it not be tacky. Crew Compass has a Pinterest board for fun and classy solutions. Here are some … Continue reading Yacht Theme Party Ideas

Top 5 Tips Every Deckhand Needs To Know

Being a yacht deckhand is a tough, but rewarding job. It teaches you patience, attention to detail, and the importance of hard work. For any exterior yacht greenie, deckhand is the starting position. Here are 5 "be's" that every deckhand should keep in mind, no matter how experienced: 1. Be Respectful This is not only … Continue reading Top 5 Tips Every Deckhand Needs To Know

QUIZ: What Should Your Crew Position Be on a Yacht?

There are several job positions you could choose from when working on a yacht, with certain skillsets depending on each position.  But, have you ever wondered what your yachtie position SHOULD be based on a silly quiz? Of course you have...and who doesn't love a good mindless quiz to have a laugh? Take our Buzzfeed quiz … Continue reading QUIZ: What Should Your Crew Position Be on a Yacht?

Top 5 Dock Walking Tips for Yacht Crew

One of the many ways to get started in yachting is to find dayworkΒ 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 … Continue reading Top 5 Dock Walking Tips for Yacht Crew

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 … Continue reading Moving Aboard: What to Pack for Your First Yacht Job

Yachtie Visas: B1/B2 VISA

If you're a foreign (non-American) yacht crew member traveling to the U.S., you'll need the correct visas in order to enter the country. Foreign yacht crew who follow the rules and have all the necessary paperwork shouldn't have a problem obtaining the B1/B2 visa. However, in recent years the process has become more stringent and … Continue reading Yachtie Visas: B1/B2 VISA