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Should Personality Type Be Included on a Yacht CV?

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?

How To Get Deckhand Jobs

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

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 … Continue reading BEAUTY ON BOARD: Top 5 Sunscreens for Yachties

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 … Continue reading 7 Signs You’re Ready for the Yachting Season to be Over

Ask the Crew Agent: Salt Placement

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

How To Get Yacht Stewardess Jobs

Stewardesses are in charge of the interior of the yacht. They are responsible for guest satisfaction, service, bartending and interior upkeep. Do you have amazing attention to detail and a desire to serve others? Find a job on a yacht as a yacht stewardess! Here are some other things you need to know to get started: What skills … Continue reading How To Get Yacht Stewardess Jobs

Top 3 Effective Yacht Crew Management Tips for Captains and Senior Yacht Crew

Managing yacht crew effectively is a skill that takes practice, and should be a requirement for all senior managers and captains. It can be a challenge to balance yacht crew with different personalities, various backgrounds, and communication styles. To prevent miscommunication and inefficiencies on board, here are some key management techniques that can make you … Continue reading Top 3 Effective Yacht Crew Management Tips for Captains and Senior Yacht Crew

Crew Spotlight: Gemma Christian, Yacht Stewardess

Crew Compass loves supporting fellow yachties, and we were lucky enough to chat with Chief Stew, Gemma Christian, about her experience in yachting and beyond. Check out the interview below and follow Gemma's experience on Instagram @theyachtstew: Crew Compass: What is your position? Describe what you do. Gemma: I’m a Chief Stewardess onboard a Private 50m … Continue reading Crew Spotlight: Gemma Christian, Yacht Stewardess

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 to people … Continue reading Don’t Become a Yachtie

Common Knots Used on Yachts

Even if you don't work on deck, it's useful for all crew members to know the basics of tying common knots. At some point in your yachting career, you'll be asked to help out on deck during docking and you'll want to brush up on some knot knowledge. Not only is it a wonderful addition … Continue reading Common Knots Used on Yachts