Yachtie Visas: B1/B2 VISA

If you're a foreign (non-American) yacht crew member traveling to the U.S., you'll need the correct visas in order to enter the country. Foreign yacht crew who follow the rules and have all the necessary paperwork shouldn't have a problem obtaining the B1/B2 visa. However, in recent years the process has become more stringent and … Continue reading Yachtie Visas: B1/B2 VISA

7 Signs You’re Ready for the Yachting Season to be Over

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

Ask the Crew Agent: Salt Placement

Finding a job on a yacht can come from any source: dockwalking, yacht job apps (Crew Compass), friends, or crew agents. We chatted with Michelle Niles from Salt Placement, an experienced yacht crew agent, about top tips when it comes to getting hired. Read on for some helpful insights! Crew Compass: What makes Salt Placement … Continue reading Ask the Crew Agent: Salt Placement

How To Get Yacht Stewardess Jobs

Stewardesses are in charge of the interior of the yacht. They are responsible for guest satisfaction, service, bartending and interior upkeep. Do you have amazing attention to detail and a desire to serve others? Find a job on a yacht as a yacht stewardess! Here are some other things you need to know to get started: What skills … Continue reading How To Get Yacht Stewardess Jobs

Crew Spotlight: Gemma Christian, Yacht Stewardess

Crew Compass loves supporting fellow yachties, and we were lucky enough to chat with Chief Stew, Gemma Christian, about her experience in yachting and beyond. Check out the interview below and follow Gemma's experience on Instagram @theyachtstew: Crew Compass: What is your position? Describe what you do. Gemma: I’m a Chief Stewardess onboard a Private 50m … Continue reading Crew Spotlight: Gemma Christian, Yacht Stewardess

Don’t Become a Yachtie

You can spot them by their sunglass tan, polos with a yacht stenciled on their backs, and shorts/skorts they wear in public while running errands around town. They have an enviable instagram feed, and drone shots of paradise for days, but behind every freckle and t-shirt tan line, they have a story to tell to people … Continue reading Don’t Become a Yachtie

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

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

Crew Spotlight: Alysha Coffman, Yacht Bosun

Crew Compass caught up with bosun, Alysha Coffman, about her experience in yachting. Note: For those that don't know what a bosun is, bosuns are mid-level deck crew members who help manage the exterior equipment as well as manage junior deck crew. Alysha shares the hardest and most rewarding parts of being a woman on … Continue reading Crew Spotlight: Alysha Coffman, Yacht Bosun