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
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
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?
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 … Continue reading Top 5 Dock Walking Tips for Yacht Crew
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
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
Yacht crew often make the mistake of putting too much or non-relevant info on their yacht CVs (which we can totally help with). An interesting topic came up recently when we received a yacht CV that included their Myers-Briggs personality type. For those not in the know, Myers-Briggs (also known as MBTI) is a test … Continue reading Should Personality Type Be Included on a Yacht CV?
If you're new to the industry and looking for a yacht job, it's tough to know what yacht positions to go for. Generally speaking, you can choose from interior positions (yacht stewardess or chef) or exterior positions (deckhand or junior engineer) or a hybrid role like (deck/stew or deck/engineer). Deckhands are responsible for the exterior … Continue reading How To Get Deckhand Jobs
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 … Continue reading 7 Signs You’re Ready for the Yachting Season to be Over
Finding a job on a yacht can come from any source: dockwalking, yacht job apps (Crew Compass), friends, or crew agents. We chatted with Michelle Niles from Salt Placement, an experienced yacht crew agent, about top tips when it comes to getting hired. Read on for some helpful insights! Crew Compass: What makes Salt Placement … Continue reading Ask the Crew Agent: Salt Placement