Bartending 101: Common Terms and Drinks

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

5 Things to Survive Being Sick Aboard a Yacht

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

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

Top 3 Effective Yacht Crew Management Tips for Captains and Senior Yacht Crew

Managing yacht crew effectively is a skill that takes practice, and should be a requirement for all senior managers and captains. It can be a challenge to balance yacht crew with different personalities, various backgrounds, and communication styles. To prevent miscommunication and inefficiencies on board, here are some key management techniques that can make you … Continue reading Top 3 Effective Yacht Crew Management Tips for Captains and Senior Yacht Crew

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

Keep Calm and Yacht On: How To Keep Your Cool On Board

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

Top 4 Mistakes on Yacht CVs

Having an accurate and aesthetically pleasing CV is the first step to getting a job on a yacht. But are you making any of these top 4 mistakes? 1. Bad or Unprofessional Photo Your CV photo can make or break a captain’s first impression of you. It should be at the top of your CV … Continue reading Top 4 Mistakes on Yacht CVs

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

5 Common Mistakes Yacht Crew Make During the Job Search

When searching for a job, it's the little things that matter. If you miss something small, it can ruin your chances of getting the job. Here are 5 common mistakes you might be making during your job search: 1. Not following up with hiring managers After an interview or phone call, always follow up with … Continue reading 5 Common Mistakes Yacht Crew Make During the Job Search

How To Get Your First Yacht Stewardess Job

Being a yacht stewardess can be a fun and rewarding job. However, it takes an intense amount of preparation, focus, and attention to detail. Does this sound like you? We consulted with our friends at Beluga Training on how to get your first yacht stewardess job: Certification To start, all crew including stewardesses need to acquire … Continue reading How To Get Your First Yacht Stewardess Job