Yachting isn't all fun and games -- many times yachties have to repeatedly turn down baby showers, birthdays, and weddings (much to the disappointment of our land-based family and friends). However, if you're a lucky crew member who managed to snag some holiday time off to attend a friend's wedding, congratulations! So you've bought the … Continue reading Wedding Season Essentials for Yachties
As a yacht stewardess, you'll be asked to constantly make drinks. The various names and terminology can become very confusing, especially while you're having to remember other things. Here's a simple guide on the basics of bartending: Terminology On the rocks: with ice Neat: no ice With a twist: a twist of a small piece … Continue reading Bartending 101: Common Terms and Drinks
You're in the middle of a busy charter -- serving guests, setting up water sports, cleaning, running guests to shore, going full steam ahead! All of a sudden, your throat starts to hurt a little. You know you're getting sick. Even when you take great care of yourself, there are still times where you might … Continue reading 5 Things to Survive Being Sick Aboard a Yacht
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?
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
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?
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
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