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
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
When you're in close quarters on board, it's hard to find a moment for yourself. Crew conflict can arise easily after being with the same people in tight spaces for long periods of time. But, one of the most important parts of being healthy on a yacht is mental relaxation. We at Crew Compass are … Continue reading Keep Calm and Yacht On: How To Keep Your Cool On Board
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 … Continue reading 10 Memes that Capture the Highs and Lows of Working on a Yacht
The life of a yachtie as told through a poem shared with Crew Compass by Deckhand Skeeley.nz. Can you relate? I know we sure can! Living the dream or just keeping it clean? The question we ask as a superyacht team... We sail the Caribbean all the way to the Med, Days upon days aboard … Continue reading Thoughts On a Yacht: A Poem
Feeling stuck in the mundane? Here are some ways that you can see the world and still make money! Ready to find a job on a yacht? Download Crew Compass JOBS to get hired now. Captains, are you looking for yacht crew? Download Crew Compass HIRE and find someone within minutes!
Looking for the best apps for yachting? Whether managing crew, checking navigation or taking care of day to day tasks, apps can be your best friend. We have narrowed it down to our top pick of apps for yacht crew, in no particular order: Navionics Nautical Charts Navionics offers charts for nearly all of the key … Continue reading Top 10 Best Apps for Yacht Crew
After working on yachts, certain things become so normal that we forget how odd it might come across to our land friends. We asked our non-yachtie friends what it’s like to be friends with us, and they had some pretty hilarious observations to share.
Yacht crew life comes with many perks: accommodation, networking, friends for life. Another one of these amazing perks is free meals on board. Freshly baked croissants! Butter poached lobster! A combination of treats, partying, lack of sleep and no time for exercise can wreak havoc on your health and weight. Here are a few tips on … Continue reading How To Stay Healthy on a Yacht
You survived time on the yacht with your fellow crew and served your guests well. Now, you have a day off while the vessel is docked. Here are a few things that you should do in order to balance your day as effectively as possible: Check Out the Local Sites Even though you're probably tired and … Continue reading So, you have a day off…