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

Top 3 Things Captains Look for in Yacht Crew

Looking for a job on a yacht? When creating a yacht CV, consider what captains and hiring managers look for when reviewing yacht crew CVs. Probably the MOST important are having a great photo (90% of what gets you noticed!) and an easy to read CV format. However, beyond the initial look of the CV, there … Continue reading Top 3 Things Captains Look for in Yacht Crew

Top 10 Best Apps for Yacht Crew

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

How To Stay Healthy on a Yacht

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

Best CV Photos to Get You Noticed

We can't stress the importance of having a strong CV. One of the first things a captain or hiring manager will notice is your photo. The photo will establish the first impression on your Crew Compass JOBS profile, CV, or Facebook comment, and many captains eliminate the majority of candidates from your profile photo alone. … Continue reading Best CV Photos to Get You Noticed

How To Identify Qualified Yacht Crew

As a yacht captain you receive so many CVs, and sorting through each one manually can seem like a daunting task. Luckily, our Crew Compass HIRE app helps to streamline the hiring process while keeping your information private and secure. You can use the Crew Compass HIRE app to post jobs for free and manage … Continue reading How To Identify Qualified Yacht Crew

Wine 102: Wine Service for Yacht Stewardesses

Now that you've had an introduction to wine, here's how to properly serve wine to guests: Wine Serving Temperatures Did you know that even red wine is supposed to be "slightly cool"? In order to give guests the best wine experience, make sure to match the temperature to the wine. Choose Your Glass Serving red wine … Continue reading Wine 102: Wine Service for Yacht Stewardesses

How to Find a Job on a Yacht

Here at Crew Compass, we're dedicated to helping crew find a job on a yacht and to making it easy with our free job apps! Whether you’re a professional looking to make a career jump or a recent college graduate in search of adventure, yachting could be a great opportunity for you. Why? With little … Continue reading How to Find a Job on a Yacht