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

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

Essential Washdown Tools on Yachts and How To Use Them

For deckhands, washing down a boat is one of the first skills they will learn. It's common for green/new deckies to wash a yacht on their first dayworking job, so being familiar with common washdown tools and products will make the first day easier. The materials/finish of a yacht requires special care, and without proper training … Continue reading Essential Washdown Tools on Yachts and How To Use Them

Yachting Terms Every Yachtie Should Know

As a new yachtie, it can be overwhelming with the flood of new information. Although there are quite a few words to learn, here are some basic terms you'll need to know for the yacht life: Parts of the Yacht Bow: front of the boat Stern/Aft: back of the boat Port: left side of a yacht … Continue reading Yachting Terms Every Yachtie Should Know