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?

Moving Aboard: What to Pack for Your First Yacht Job

If you're new to the yachting industry, it might seem like an impossible task to fit all your essentials in a tiny bag. Once you're on board, there is minimal space to store your belongings and you don't want to be THAT crew member who rolls a giant suitcase down the dock. Here's a quick … Continue reading Moving Aboard: What to Pack for Your First Yacht Job

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

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

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)

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

How to Find Yacht Crew: A Guide to Crew Compass HIRE

Looking for some awesome crew? Well, look no further. Crew Compass HIRE is your one-stop-shop to post jobs, find crew, and hire the best candidate for the position. Here are 4 things you need to know about the Crew Compass HIRE app: 1. Browse Available Crew Tap to browse our entire database anytime...24/7. Crew members who … Continue reading How to Find Yacht Crew: A Guide to Crew Compass HIRE

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