Top 5 Dock Walking Tips for Yacht Crew

One of the many ways to get started in yachting is to find daywork through "dock walking", which is literally walking the docks and going from yacht to yacht with your CV in hand to get hired. It might sound crazy that in today's world, people can still find jobs by essentially going door to door...but … Continue reading Top 5 Dock Walking Tips for Yacht Crew

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

Top 3 Ways to Get Captains to Notice You (In a Good Way)

When you're looking for a yacht job, you want the captain to notice you...as long as it's for the good things! As you're accumulating experience and references, you want to be making a good impression. Here are the top 3 ways to get captains to notice you: 1. Being Well-Presented Look the part! Appearances matter … Continue reading Top 3 Ways to Get Captains to Notice You (In a Good Way)

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

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?

Crew Spotlight: George von Waltsleben, Yacht Chef

Crew Compass had a chance to chat with South African native, Chef George von Waltsleben about his experience in yachting. George dishes about the hardest and most rewarding parts of being a yacht chef, his favorite meal to prepare for guests, how he got his start, and some funny guest stories. Check out the interview below … Continue reading Crew Spotlight: George von Waltsleben, Yacht Chef

Why Yacht References Matter

You may have the perfect CV, lots of yachting experience, and certificates for days. However, a couple bad references from old captains or an industry veteran will hurt your chances of finding your next yacht job. Even more "casual" reference checks by asking mutual friends/crew members who have worked with you before could mean the difference … Continue reading Why Yacht References Matter

Yacht Crew Salaries

Yacht job salaries range based on crew experience, yacht crew position, size of the yacht, and type of program (charter vs private). Here is a simplified break down of monthly yacht crew salaries in USD: 80-99 ft. 100-119 ft. 120-139 ft. 140-159 ft. 160-179 ft. 180 ft. + Captain $6,000 - $12,000 $7,000 - $25,000 … Continue reading Yacht Crew Salaries

5 Mistakes to Avoid While Looking for a Yacht Job

So you've put together your yacht CV, applied to jobs, and still nothing! What gives? You could be making some common mistakes that could jeopardize your chances of getting hired. Here are a few common mistakes to avoid during the job hunt. Are you guilty of any of them? 1. Bad CV Photo Your photo is … Continue reading 5 Mistakes to Avoid While Looking for a Yacht Job

Yacht Crew Job Descriptions

For a yachting novice, the different crew positions can get quite confusing. The amount of crew on a yacht often depends on the size of the vessel and needs of the program. Below are some typical yacht crew job descriptions that are helpful to understand. The list below is certainly is not an exhaustive list … Continue reading Yacht Crew Job Descriptions