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

Yacht Theme Party Ideas

While on board as a yacht stew, there's a good chance you'll be asked to prepare for some sort of event or celebration. However, there has to be a fine balance between making it fun and having it not be tacky. Crew Compass has a Pinterest board for fun and classy solutions. Here are some … Continue reading Yacht Theme Party Ideas

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?

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

BEAUTY ON BOARD: Top 5 Sunscreens for Yachties

I cannot express enough how important sunscreen is daily. Yes, the sun is warm and wonderful but it also ages you and can give you skin cancer, particularly if you are getting repeated burns in the same places. Deckhands: take special care of your exposed parts such as ears, noses and hands. I implore all … Continue reading BEAUTY ON BOARD: Top 5 Sunscreens for Yachties

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

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