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?
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
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.