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

QUIZ: What Should Your Crew Position Be on a Yacht?

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?

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

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

What skills are useful to find a job on luxury yachts?

Depending on the yacht position you're after, it's always helpful to have certain skills that will give you the edge over other crew members vying for the same job. Even if you have the skillset and experience, it’s about being smart about how and where to look for yacht jobs. Also, if you’re seeking a … Continue reading What skills are useful to find a job on luxury yachts?