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How To Become A Yachtie | How To Land Your First Yacht Job

How would you like to travel the world with no expenses while getting paid to do so?

Sounds too good to be true, but it’s not!

Working on superyachts, that is exactly what happens. You get paid a great wage all while traveling the world with no expenses.

Most readers have already heard about working for a cruise line, however, not many people know they can skip the crowded cruise ships and work on a Superyacht for the rich and famous.

If you have seen or heard of “ Below Deck ” then you already know all about the yachting industry.

With the popularity of this TV drama series, more and more people are trying to get into the industry.

But with more people applying for jobs each year, it is getting harder and harder to break into the industry. This is why I decided to write this, to help people like you on how to become a yachtie.

How To Get Into Yachting

Before you start your career in yachting, you’ll need to get your STCW 95 and your ENG 1. YOU CANNOT WORK ON A YACHT WITHOUT THESE.

The STCW 95 is a one-week basic training course that costs around $1000-$1500 depending on where you take it. To find a location near you go to the STCW 95 course .

This course covers basic firefighting training, first aid, and sea survival. You will be in charge of a multi-million dollar, even billion-dollar yacht.

They want to make sure you are wise and capable of taking care of it.

You will also need to get your ENG 1 before you can begin working on a yacht. It is a simple health exam to ensure you are physically fit and is entirely for safety reasons.

You can’t be out at sea and have health issues that might require emergency evacuation.

It is normally a good idea to get your ENG 1 while you are taking your STCW 95 course. There are only a handful of doctors that are permitted to assign you an exam.

They all tend to work from where the yachts are based and the exam will be in high demand.

The ENG 1 is usually around $100 – $150, and it only takes about 15 minutes, but it is REQUIRED.

For anyone interested in working for the deck department, it is a disadvantage if you are color blind.

If you are only wanting to go yachting for a year or two, this won’t be a problem. But, if you want to make this a career and work your way up to captain then you will not be able to do so.

You will be in the wheelhouse at night and doing watches so you’ll need to know the difference between red and green lights.

Not sure what you want to do on a yacht? Click here for the best entry-level jobs .

Also, be aware that yachting is a very old-school industry, and having visible tattoos might hurt your chances of getting a job. Although this is becoming less and less of an issue.

11 Tips On How To Become A Yachtie

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1. Make a Kick-Ass CV

With more and more people joining the yachting industry, you have to make yourself stand out for an entry-level position.

A standard CV in the yachting industry includes a professional photo of yourself (Be sure to wear a white polo shirt ), nationality, date of birth, smoker/nonsmoker, tattoos, and previous work experience.

Also include hobbies, places you’ve lived, accomplishments, and what you do for fun.

You never know what will get you hired, it could be that time you climbed Kilimanjaro! If the first mate that is hiring has also done this, he will most likely put you in front of the line and call you first.

If you pass the phone interview and get along well with the crew, you will most likely get the job.

Canva is also a great place to go to get a great CV template to make yourself stand out

2. Dockwalk

Dock walking is like cold calling but in person. You have to get used to rejection in yachting, you might not be the right fit for one yacht but you will be the perfect fit for another.

DON’T take rejection personally and DON’T give up.

One of the best ways to get a job in yachting is by dock walking, talking to the crew, and asking if they have any day work.

After your day work, you never know what might turn into a full-time job. Yachting is all about networking.

For a full guide on dockwalking

3. Yachting Facebook Groups

Facebook is great these days for their group forums. Jobs are constantly being posted in Facebook groups so join as many as possible.

They are also great for keeping up-to-date with topics that are going on in the industry.

Joining one of these groups is a great way to find out information on How to become a yachtie or how to land your dream job.

Be sure to focus on groups for the area you are based in. If you are in Fort Lauderdale, it doesn’t make sense to join a crew Facebook group based in Antibes, boats want local crew.

If you are new to the industry, no one is going to fly you out to the boat.

Be aware of what you post in these groups, greenies are constantly ridiculed for foolish posts and stupid questions.

But if you are clever enough to post a creative or funny posting looking for work, it might even land you a job : )

Here are some great Facebook groups to get you started

  • Yacht Crew Wanted
  • Med Yacht Crew Jobs
  • Yacht Chef Jobs

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4. Daywork123

This is a great website for crew seeking work in South Florida, they are constantly posting jobs and day work. You can upload your CV and apply for jobs that are posted here.

If you post your CV on this website be awake and ready to work by 8am. You can get a phone call at any time and they likely want you to start work right away.

They say the early bird catches the worm, in yachting, it’s all about who can show up ready to work first.

However, I only recommend this website if you are legal to work in the US.

Immigration has been known to look for illegal workers here, and sometimes even set up traps. The last thing you want to happen is to get caught looking for work before your career even starts.

5. Drop Off Your CV At Local Yachting Spots

If you want to get a job on a Superyacht, it is best to go where the superyachts are based: South Florida, Antibes or even Palma.

Like I said before if you don’t have the experience, no one is going to fly you to the boat.

Wherever yachts are based, there are local yachting bars or uniform shops that are great for green crew to leave their CV’s behind.

Boat crews go there often when they are looking to hire.

If you are in Fort Lauderdale you can drop your CV off at Smallwoods, a crew uniform shop. If you are in Antibes then you can post them in the Blue Lady, a local yachting bar.

Put a copy of your CV or business card in these types of places.

Be sure to keep an eye on it, go in and move it to the front of the line if you are still looking for work.

It’s all about being at the front of the line if you want to get a job.

6. NETWORK with Superyacht Crew

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I can’t tell you how important this one is, network, network, network…. You need to be social and likable to make it in yachting.

Not only are you going to be working with the same people every day, but you also live with them. They become your family away from family and you have to see them and get along 24/7.

If you are a person who likes your personal space, yachting is most likely not for you.

You might be traveling the world with the same 7 people for the next 2 years, you need to get along.

So network, and talk to everyone you meet or pass by because you never know where your first job will come from.

It could be as simple as talking to someone in line at the grocery store.

Or letting someone cut in front of you at a crowded bar that helps land you your first job.

7. APPLY, APPLY, APPLY

You are not going to get a job on a Superyacht unless you keep applying and sending out your CV. On average you should be sending your CV out at least 20 times a day.

Most likely you might only hear back from one or two of the boats, sometimes none.

But you can’t give up.  You might not be the right fit for 100 yachts, but you will be the perfect match for one.

You just have to keep on applying until you land your first job.

Because you are technically not a yachtie until you get your first job.

8. Triton/ Social Superyacht Events

This comes back to networking. You have to get involved in the yachting community and go to local events in your area if you ever want to get a job.

Triton holds some great events frequently, so it’s a good idea to check them out and see what’s going on in your area.

Networking is key if you ever want to get a job. Talk to captains, add people on Facebook and most importantly be friendly and social. No one wants to hire an unfriendly crew member that isn’t social.

9. Airdrop Your CV or Business Cards

Ok, I had never made b usiness cards, but they are truly effective. Nothing is worse than being caught without your CV when someone is looking to hire and you are the perfect fit.

Always have business cards in your pocket, they are much easier to hand out than your CV.

Another tip is to have your CV on your phone ready to Airdrop or email. Yachting is a fast industry.

When a boat needs a crew member to start, it was most likely yesterday. The person who can start the fastest is usually the one they will hire.

There are hundreds if not thousands of crew members looking to join the industry and everyone is replaceable.

10. Yachting Crew Houses

Stay in a crew house when looking for work, this will give you a great opportunity to network.

Think of a hostel except everyone staying there is in the industry, in-between jobs and usually looking for work. I was able to score my first job from a crew house.

A girl in my crew house was fired from a boat because she was unable to cook.

Since I was cooking she recommended me and voila! That is how I got my first permanent job.

Check out Facebook to find a crew house in your area. If you are in Fort Lauderdale I highly recommend Ancorhed Crew House .

If you keep doing all of the above until you land your first permanent job, I promise you will get a job on a superyacht.

Keep trying and don’t give up. I promise you will get a job if you follow these steps.

It is a dream job for some. A job that lets you travel the world making money while having no expenses.

All of your expenses on the yacht are paid for! Including your shampoo and deodorant.

You will also have all of your meals cooked for you by an amazing chef, and your laundry washed, ironed and folded.

It is the perfect job for anyone looking for an alternative lifestyle, to save a ton of money, and travel.

Downsides Of Working On Yachts

Once you are a yachtie, you will realize that is does have its downsides.

You have no personal space or private life, you are at the beck and call of the owner 24/7 year-round.

So you can throw out planning for anything or going home for family events.

It is unstable. Depending on the yacht, you can be let go from a position for any reason.

You will also have to be off the boat within hours ( luckily they do have to pay for your ticket home).

Also, it is a very sexist industry.

If you can’t handle that, don’t join the industry.

Besides modeling, it is the only industry that not only allows but requires you to put a picture on your CV.

There are stories of girls getting fired because of their hair color, they were too short, or the owner’s wife thought they were too pretty.

You have very different working rights than you are used to. Forget about overtime. You will be working long hours, holidays and weekends.

If you don’t like it they will simply find someone who does. At times you will work 18 hours or more a day, sleep very little, and you won’t step foot on land for weeks.

However, without expenses, you should be able to save a lot of money. When you are working all the long hours you can’t spend your paychecks.

But when you do have to time off you are able to do some awesome things.

You will meet some amazing people. Collect stories that your friends back home will never believe.

It’s not for everyone, but if you can deal with the downsides of it, it is completely worth it.

Thanks for reading. I hope you enjoyed this article on “How to become a yachtie”

So are you ready to get a job on a Superyacht or are you looking for other cool jobs to do aboard ?

What Qualifications Do I Need To Work On A Superyacht?

You only need two qualifications to work on a Superyacht. The first is your STCW 95 a one-week training course and the other is your ENG 1 a psychical medical exam. These are the basic qualifications for entry, but there are more courses you can do to better your odds of getting a job.

Is It Easy To Get A Job On a Superyacht?

Yes! It is easy to get a job on a superyacht, it just takes a little determination. Females tend to have better luck starting out than males, but as long as you don’t give up you will land yourself a job on a superyacht.

How Much Do You Make Working On A Superyacht?

You normally make around $3,000 – $3,500 as an entry-level yacht employee. This does not include your free room and board, as well as all your toiletries and uniforms that are paid for. Salaries will go up every year that you continue to work in the industry.

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It all depends on where you take the course, as it is offered all around the world. However, it is normally around $1000. You can also normally find a room to rent near where the course is being held for around $200 a week.

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Leaving my 9-5 job to start a new career at sea and get paid to travel the world was the best decision I ever made. Today I am forever grateful for the opportunities yachting gave me, from paying off my university debts to setting myself up financially and STILL having the abilty to travel to some of the worlds most unique places and meet so many friends along the way.

Don’t be fooled there is a lot of hard work involved in yachting, it pushed me to my limits and was at times the most physically and mentally challenging environment. Being away from family and friends at home and working 14-16 (sometimes more!) hours per day for weeks/months on end during the season can take it’s toll. However, for me the postitives ALWAYS outweighed the negatives and I would 100% recommend the industry to anyone willing to give it a go, it’s a lottttttaaaaa fun.

So before we jump into HOW to get a job as a yacht stewardess, I have some blog articles which may be useful for you when you’re in the initial research phase to decide if yachting is right for you.

Check out the below:

  • 5 Things you need to know before you join Yachting
  • 10 Ways To Know If Yachting Is Right For you
  • A Day In The Life Of A Yacht Stew
  • 10 Things No One Tells You Before You Become A Yacht Stewardess

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How To Get A Job As A Yacht Stew

1. become qualified and do your yachting courses.

Here are the required courses you’ll need to do to work on a decent superyacht:

STCW The Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping Standards (STCW) is an internationally recognised certification needed by all yachties working on commercial vessels above 24 meters (79 feet). It covers 5 modules: Basic Fire Prevention & Firefighting, Personal Survival Techniques, First Aid, Personal Safety and Social Responsibilities & Proficiency in Maritime Security Awareness and costs €900-€950 depending on the country where you do it, it’s usually a 5-Day Course (some training facilities do part online and part in person).

ENG1 MEDICAL (or AMSA approved Seafarer Medical in Australia) A certificate by an MCA-approved doctor (Maritime and Coastguard Agency doctor)to prove you are fit for sea. The appointment involves a health check measuring height and weight, testing eyesight, hearing, questions of medical history, urine sample, blood pressure, and a gentle overall physical check- nothing too crazy. It costs approximately €100 and needs to be renewed every two years.

*In regards to vaccinations required to work on superyachts, it is fast becoming a must-have tick on your health records to say you are vaccinated against COVID-19. This is not included on your ENG1 Medical certificate however you will find most recruitment agencies and yachts will request crew to be fully vaccinated.

FOOD HYGIENE LEVEL 2 CERTIFICATE A one-day theory-based course that covers food preparation, handling and storage and is required for most stewardess roles on board larger vessels and charter yachts. Make sure the course you do is MCA-approved, it costs around €185 and can be done online as well as in person at training facilities such as Barcelona Crew Academy. PDSD CERTIFICATE Proficiency in Designated Security Duties is an online or in-person course covering why security on a vessel is so important, the roles and responsibilities of those onboard in different security roles and the risks involved. On many yachts 50m+, this certificate is required for all crew that have a security duty such as watch-keeping. You can complete the training with companies such as VIRSEC it costs €195 and takes one day to complete.

There are additional courses you can do if: A) You’re lacking confidence in your stewardess skills (after all they are so specialised), and you want to make yourself more desirable for the job hunt OR B) You have limited transferable experience to yachting from previous jobs and you’re feeling underprepared and overwhelmed Such as joining the Seaworthy Yacht Stewardess Online Training Course specifically for junior and green stews, it gives you the professional know-how so you can stand out on the CV pile and be an incredible yacht stew from the get-go. Hello amazing yachting opportunities!

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2. LOOK FOR WORK IN THE RIGHT SEASON AND IN THE RIGHT LOCATION

Med Season (Mediterannean Season) – April/May – September/Oct

The Med season (as yachties call it) begins in late April/early May when yachts are preparing for summer charters and events like the Cannes Film Festival held in May. In the lead-up to the season, there will often be opportunities for day work and permanent positions as yachts crew up for the season.

The USA and Caribbean season

Late Nov/Dec is the start of the Caribbean Yachting season with the main yachting hub being Fort Lauderdale in the USA and then West Palm Beach as well as Antigua, and St Maarten in the Caribbean. The season usually wraps up in Feb/March when dual season yachts (Superyachts that do both the Med and Caribbean) tend to do the crossing back to the Med however charters and programs can run until late april/early May.

Yachting Seasons in Australia

The Whitsunday season including Great Barrier Reef charters usually run from April to November. From November to late January/February it is the summer yachting season in Sydney where a lot of the action takes place.

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Antibes, France : The biggest hub for superyachts in the Med, close to other marinas such as Nice and Monaco.

Palma, Spain : Palma is home to more sailing yachts as well as motor yachts. Sailing yachts will often spend the winter periods here.

Fort Lauderdale, Florida : The biggest yachting hub in the United States with several marinas.

You may be wondering can I just try and apply to get get a job on a yacht from home?

There’s a very small chance you’re going to get hired from home as green crew. Why? Because it’s competitive and positioning yourself within the International yachting hubs allows you to start networking, dock walk and gain first hand experince by day working + allows you to be close for any potential interviews.

3. HAVE THE RIGHT VISA TO LEGALLY WORK ONBOARD

Depending on where you plan to look for your first job in yachting and your nationality, you may need to look into what visa is required for you to legally enter countries and work onboard.  Check out this article on What visa’s you may need to work on superyachts .

4. CREATE A YACHTING CV

Create a Yachting CV that stands out, it is very different to a land based one. Click here to see how to put together a yachting CV that ticks the industry boxes or grab these professional Yachting CV templates here included in the CV Toolkit.

5. SIGN UP WITH THE YACHT CREW AGENCIES

Sign up with as many yacht crew agencies as possible, try to organise a phone call or interview with them and introduce yourself, it could be the start of a great working relationship. Here are some recommendations: YPI Crew , Luxury Yacht Group , Bluewater Crew , Camper & Nicholsons , Lighthouse Careers , Quay Crew , and Australia specifically check out Champion Crewing and Yachtsmen International . For the online job boards check out YotSpot and YA crew – check into the agencies job board often to let them know you’re stilll looking for work.

AND Keep up to date with jobs posted on Yacht Crew Facebook Pages, here’s a list of recommended Facebook pages 

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6. SAY YES TO DAY WORK OPPORTUNITIES

As green crew, one way to land a permanent role as a yacht stew or deckhand is by building up your yachting CV. Day work gives you an introduction to what it’s like to work onboard, where you start to build your first yacht stew or deckhand skills, it also gives you income during the job hunting phase, allows you to network and create a positive reputation in the industry.  To read all about what to expect when day working click here .

Consider your past experience and skillsets, if you’re not feeling confident consider a stewardess course. If you can learn the foundational skills before landing your first job you’re one step above the rest and you’ll actually know what you’re doing onboard. Early in the season, your chief stew may have time to train you from scratch however they don’t always have time — in the nicest possible way — do you want to be a stew that can hit the ground running? The Seaworthy Yacht stewardess course here gives you all the information in order for you to be fully prepared for all the industry throws at you. Learn these tips, tricks and skills that usually take years to master.

7. DOCK WALK IN THE MARINA

Dock walking can be a successful way of getting your first job, think of it like a sales pitch and your personal delivery of your CV to the yacht. It’s important to know the right locations to dock walk, the security measures around it and if you’re legally allowed to do it. Check out this article for more information on how to do dock walking .

Don’t forget to organise your dock walking day around crew working hours. To avoid being ‘that person’ that rings the door bell during the crew’s breaktimes here’s a run down of a day for crew when off charter: 08:00 Start work, 10:00 Morning Tea, 12:00 Lunch, 3:00pm Afternoon Tea, 5:00 Knock off.

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Yacht Stew/Stewardess Training Courses

Essential stewardess courses to distinguish you in the competitive market.

Essential Superyacht Stew/Stewardess Qualifications:

Certain training courses are essential for you to qualify for employment onboard certain types of yacht and superyachts. Additional training, specific to the role of the steward(ess) is beneficial to those who are new to the industry, would like to refine and broaden their skill set, or to those who would like to progress in their career as a yacht steward(ess).

Below is a list of courses you should complete as essential yacht stew/stewardess training in order to meet the general employment requirements for both private and commercial superyachts.

  • STCW Basic Training
  • Food Safety & Hygiene Level II
  • Proficiency in Security Certificate

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STCW Basic Safety Training

In order for you to legally obtain a job on a  commercial  superyacht (over 24m) you have to be certified with all four basic safety training modules, which are as follows:

  • Personal Survival Techniques | PST (A-VI/1-1)
  • Fire Fighting Fire Prevention | FFP (A-VI/1-2)
  • Elementary First Aid | EFA (A-VI/1-3)
  • Personal Safety and Social Responsibilities | PSSR (A-VI/1-4)

STCW Basic Training courses can be booked on an individual bases or booked in combination with other essential deckhand courses. You can  find out more about STCW Basic Training , connect with an  STCW Basic Training Centre near you , or continue to other deckhand safety training courses below.

*Although this is a commercial requirement, it is generally seen as a requirement for employment onboard private vessels by yacht owners, captains, management companies or flag states. Failure to obtain STCW Basic training can severely limit employment opportunities.

Find out more information about the STCW Basic Training

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Food Safety / Food Hygiene Level 2 Certificate:

All MLC complaint vessels require staff involved in food handling and catering activities on board to hold a recognised food safety certification. Due to the fact that there are a number of awarding bodies, accepted by different flag states, you are likely to encounter variations in this course. It is important to ensure that a) the course that you choose is MLC compliant and b) accepted by the flag state that you choose to work under. In order to meet the requirements of the majority of flag states, including the UK Maritime & Coastguard Agency, it is recommended to pursue an MCA approved version of the course.

We have ensured that the training providers listed for this course on My Crew Kit are approved by or accepted the MCA. You can find out more information about the course and find an in class or online version of the class on the link below:

MCA Approved Food Safety / Hygiene in Catering Level II

Food Hygiene Certificate Galileo

Proficiency in Security Awareness / Duties Certificate

(STCW A-VI/6-1) & (STCW A-VI/6-1)

In order to work on an ISPS-compliant vessel, an STCW proficiency in security certificate is required. Proficiency in Designated Security Awareness (PSA)  is the minimum requirement, whereas  Proficiency in Designated Security Duties (PDSD)  is required for crew who are designated security duties on such vessels.

Both courses can be done in class or online. *ISPS complaint yachts are commercial yachts larger than 500GT (Usually commercial yachts +50m in length)*

Find out more about the PSA & PDSD STCW Certifications and connect with a training provider, or continue reading about further deckhand training below.

Find a PDSD course 

Additional / Beneficial Yacht Stew/Steward(ess) Qualifications:

These are additional courses and certifications specific to the duties associated with a yacht steward(ess).

Introductory Superyacht Stewardess Course:

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This yacht stewardess crash course will better prepare you for the industry and teach you some basic skills and principals. Usually grouped with the above essential courses and offered as a combined training package. Stewardess courses are useful for people with no transferable skills that are unfamiliar with the industry. Although these courses are helpful and should improve your chances of gaining employment, they may not necessarily be accredited or internationally recognised. Although the Syllabus is dependant on the training provider, similar topics are usually covered. These yacht steward(ess) courses are available in both online and in-class formats.

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GUEST Hospitality Steward / Stewardess Training Program:

The G.U.E.S.T Hospitality program is accredited by the International Association of Maritime Institutions (IAMI) who are recognised by the UK Maritime & Coastguard Agency (MCA). The program provides interior yacht crew with a clearly defined training routes upon which to grow a career upon. The hospitality program, tailored towards the role of the yacht steward(ess) is comprised of three levels of assessment ( Introduction , Advanced & Management Level) as well as specialist modules for specific duties.

GUEST Hospitality Program

The Hospitality Introduction Program is appropriate for entry level crew and consists of four modules that are as follows:

  • Unit 23: GUEST Introduction to Yachting & Yachting Life​
  • Unit 32: GUEST Basic Housekeeping & Laundry Service
  • Unit 02: GUEST Basic Food & Beverages Service
  • Unit 03: GUEST Basic Wine, Bartending & Mixology

Additional training, information and topics deemed as appropriate by the training provider in question may be included with the packages and/or modules offered. Both online and in-class training options are available.

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Hospitality Specialist Training Modules are available for those who would like to refine specific skills.

  • Unit 06 | Cigar Services
  • Unit 10 | Floristry & Plant Maintenance
  • Unit 11 | Barista & Hot Beverages
  • Unit 12 | Advanced Wine Appreciation Module 1
  • Unit 13 | Advanced Wine Appreciation Module 2
  • Unit 14 | Advanced Bartending & Mixology Module 1
  • Unit 15 | Advanced Bartending & Mixology Module 2

Power Boat Level II :

Many yachts, especially those less than 50m, may require a stew to drive a tender from time to time, it can, therefore, increase your employability on smaller vessels.

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WSET Wine Training

The Wine & Spirit Education Trust provides globally recognised education and qualifications in wines, spirits and sake, for yacht crew who have service-related roles.

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Transferable Skills and Training:

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How to Become a Yacht Stewardess: The A-to-Z Quick Start Guide

July 6, 2022 By Julie Perry

THE QUICK START GUIDE:

The a to z of how to become a yacht steward/ess.

In the first half of my book, The Insiders’ Guide to Becoming a Yacht Stewardess , I discuss the yachting industry and give you insight into what this world is all about. I also spend quite a few chapters discussing what both crew life, and the work, is like. I promise it’s a fun and fascinating read, and it will appeal to many people — even those just curious to learn more about this exclusive world of superyachts. I cover who owns them, who travels on them, how much they cost, what destinations they visit, and even what they’re like inside.

BUT, if you are eager and ready to become a part of the yachting industry, then Part II of my book is for you. In it, you will learn the step-by-step process for acquiring a yacht stew position, if not any entry-level position onboard a yacht, including deckhand, chef, and engineering positions. In the end, I think you’ll be shocked to discover just how straightforward it is to land one of these dream jobs. Training is key, professionalism is required, and before you’re convinced you should give it a go, please make sure you have the right intentions. While the benefits that accompany this job are plentiful, being a yacht crewmember requires a LOT of hard work .

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While I recommend grabbing a copy of my book for the nitty-gritty details, I can quickly chart your course here. I am going to throw at you, in an “a, b, c” fashion, what I consider to be the main action steps to get you from where you sit now to your first stewardess position (or nearly any entry-level crew position) on a luxury yacht. The order of these steps might vary, but what I want you to glean from looking down the list is just how uncomplicated the process really is for how to become a yacht stewardess or steward .

And not to worry, if you buy the book , I expand upon every step throughout Chapters 6–11, along with delivering practical, insider advice on how to get hired in a short period of time. You will see which chapters contain that information below.

Use The Quick Start Guide as a checklist reference as you prepare to take your own leap into what I hope will be a well-lit path.

Chart Your Course

Are you ready? Here goes:

  • Assess your skills and determine whether or not this opportunity is for you. (Chapter 6)
  • Find storage for your major belongings and plan to pack up what you’ll need because you’re going away for a while! (Chapter 8)
  • Select the hiring port where you will conduct your job search, which you will determine based on convenience to your set of circumstances, as well as on the time of year. (Chapter 8)
  • If you do not already have a passport, apply now! (Chapter 8)
  • If you are a non-U.S. citizen, you need to apply for a B1/B2 visa before leaving your home country. (Chapter 8)
  • Prepare a preliminary résumé/CV highlighting your applicable skills and work experience, along with your special abilities, talents, and interests. (Note: I’ll explain what a CV is in Chapter 10.) A cover letter is optional, but it is a nice touch. And make sure your social media profiles project you as a reliable person to hire. (Chapters 6 and 10)
  • Compile a list of preliminary work references to include with your résumé/CV submissions. (Chapter 10)
  • Have a headshot photo taken of yourself (or use an existing one) to include with your résumé/CV submissions. (Chapter 10)
  • Research the yacht-crew training schools in your chosen hiring port, and find out their respective STCW Basic Safety Training (BST) Course schedules ahead of time. You should plan to arrive in town when courses are being offered and can accommodate you. The same holds true with any optional preparatory classes you plan on taking, such as a specialized stew training course. (Chapter 7)
  • Research yacht-crew housing options in your chosen hiring port, and call ahead to check availability for the date you plan to arrive. Consider booking your initial accommodations once you’ve determined your STCW Basic Safety Training course dates and made your travel arrangements. (Chapter 8)
  • Send preliminary e-mails to the yacht-crew recruitment agencies that you hope to register with before you make your move. Simply introduce yourself, let them know you will be coming in to meet them soon, and tell them your planned arrival date. Consider sending along your résumé/CV in advance, with expected course-completion dates listed. If possible, go ahead and schedule your personal interview. (Chapters 9 and 10)
  • Book that airplane ticket, and move to a hiring port. (Chapter 8)
  • Once you are physically in a hiring port, go meet with the agencies. I recommend registering with a minimum of two crew recruitment agencies to get started. The crew agents will want to interview you when you arrive, so dress the part, and be ready to sell yourself as a serious job candidate. If you haven’t already e-mailed it in advance, hand them your résumé/CV and get their feedback. Make any necessary updates or adjustments that the crew agents suggest. (Chapters 9 and 10)
  • If you have not already done so, enroll in, take, and complete a five-day STCW Basic Safety Training Course from an accredited training school. (Chapter 7)
  • Let the crew recruitment agencies know when you’ve completed your STCW training, and update your résumé/CV accordingly. (Chapter 10)
  • Consider enrolling in a specialized steward/ess training course (highly recommended!) to increase your chances of getting hired fast. Completing this training really can be the deciding factor on whether or not you are offered a position as an entry-level stew. (Chapter 7)
  • Look for day work at local marinas and shipyards in your hiring port. Going boat to boat letting captains and current crew know you are available for work could even lead to a full-time position. This is referred to in the industry as “dockwalking.” Much more on this later. (Chapter 9)
  • Seek out alternative job-finding methods such as classified “crew wanted” ads in the yachting newspapers and trade publications as well as on their websites, public bulletin boards in well-known yachting establishments, and by networking with people in your crew house and at local yachtie hot spots, such as bars and restaurants. Not to worry, I’ll supply that list, too. (Chapter 9)
  • Update your résumé/CV and referral list with all the new training and day-work experiences you accumulate. This includes acquiring and passing along to the crew agents reference letters from captains or supervisors from any yacht that hires you to do day work for a period of three or more days. (Chapters 9 and 10)
  • Keep checking in with the crew agencies as often as possible (which you can do online via their websites and/or their social-media presences), to remind them of your availability and update them on your own efforts to find a job. (Chapter 9)
  • NETWORK, NETWORK, NETWORK! (Chapters 7–10)
  • Take advantage of all interview opportunities that initially come through from the agencies or by other means listed above. (Chapter 10)
  • It may not be the case for everyone, but if you’re able to interview with several yachts before accepting a position, be selective! (Chapter 10)
  • Think overnight before accepting a position. If you are not interested, let the hiring party know as quickly as possible.
  • Accept your first job, and get ready for an extraordinary, life-altering experience! (Chapters 10 and 11)
  • (Because I needed a “z”): Send me an email and let me live vicariously through your adventures at sea!

Please feel free to download Chapter 1 here .

Becoming a crewmember on a luxury yacht is a career move that not only can grow your bank account, but also can enlarge your worldview. It’s about travel, it’s about providing service, and it’s about stepping outside of your comfort zone to become more knowledgeable about the world, its customs, and its diverse people. I know from firsthand experience that when you take on an adventure such as the one offered in this industry, you can discover an entirely new perspective on life.” ~Julie Perry

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Mary Poppins’ UK age rating raised to PG due to discriminatory language

British Board of Film Classification lifts it from U certificate almost 60 years after film was first released

Mary Poppins has had its age rating lifted to a PG by the British Board of Film Classification (BBFC) almost 60 years after it was first released.

The film’s rating has been upgraded from U – which signifies no material likely to offend or harm – to one advising parental guidance due to the use of discriminatory language, the Daily Mail reported .

It was changed because of a derogatory term for the Khoikhoi, a group of people who were among the first inhabitants of southern Africa.

Classifiers picked up on the term used by the character Admiral Boom – first as a reference to people not onscreen, then as a reference to the film’s child stars when their faces are blackened with soot.

“We understand from our racism and discrimination research … that a key concern for … parents is the potential to expose children to discriminatory language or behaviour which they may find distressing or repeat without realising the potential offence,” a BBFC spokesperson told the Mail.

“Content with immediate and clear condemnation is more likely to receive a lower rating.”

The reclassification affects only the cinema version of the film, with home entertainment versions still rated U, according to the BBFC. The word in question is “Hottentot”, an adopted name for the Khoikhoi used by Dutch settlers, thought to imitate their language, which is considered offensive. It would later be used to refer to all black people.

It is not the first classic film to have its rating upgraded in recent years. According to the BBFC’s 2022 annual report, the 1978 animated film Watership Down merited a PG rating as classifiers sought to “remain in step with societal standards”.

They said: “In their exile, the rabbits meet various challenges, some of which result in bloody bite and claw injuries caused by animals fighting. In one scene, a bird tells one of the rabbits to ‘piss off’.”

They added: “When we viewed the film under the current guidelines we reclassified it PG in line with our current policies for violence, threat, injury detail and language.”

The 1979 film Star Trek: The Motion Picture was also upgraded from a U to a PG that year as a result of its “very mild language, mild violence and threat”, the BBFC said.

When deciding on how to classify a film, the BBFC considers scenes that might show dangerous behaviour, discrimination, and references to drugs and sex. It also considers the language used in the film, scenes of nudity and of threat, horror and violence.

Classifiers particularly look out for discriminatory language or behaviour that is “unlikely to be acceptable unless clearly disapproved of, or in an educational or historical context, or in a particularly dated work with no likely appeal to children”.

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There are currently two national parks in Scotland - the Cairngorms, and Loch Lomond and The Trossachs - and the Scottish government has pledged "at least one" new park will be designated by spring 2026.

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After a day of constant weather changes a late afternoon rainbow hangs over Kilchurn castle on Loch Awe in Scotland.

The five areas in the running to be Scotland's newest national park have been unveiled.

Areas in the Scottish Borders, Galloway, Lochaber, Loch Awe and Tay Forest have been nominated to become Scotland's third national park.

There are currently two national parks north of the border - the Cairngorms, and Loch Lomond and The Trossachs.

The Scottish government has pledged "at least one" new park will be designated by spring 2026.

Each proposal will now be appraised by Holyrood against the published criteria and further consultation will be held once a preferred site is identified, which is expected to be announced in the summer.

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Biodiversity minister Lorna Slater said: "The Cairngorms and Loch Lomond and the Trossachs parks have shown how valuable national park status can be. Both Parks are recognised for their incredible landscapes, their outstanding natural and cultural heritage.

"National park status has boosted their economies, supported local business and engaged communities to make the parks work for those who live and work in them.

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"Once we have a site identified, we will engage again with the people in the area to look at determining things like park boundaries and balancing environmental protection with helping the communities and local enterprises thrive.

"I look forward to meeting with those who have led the nominations to hear directly from each community what they would want to see from becoming a national park."

The new park will bring the total number of national parks in the UK to 16.

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Campaigners backing the Scottish Borders National Park bid said: "There is an unrivalled opportunity to understand and appreciate the epic story of the evolution of the Scottish Border land and its communities in this relatively undisturbed area of spectacular landscapes and ancient settlements.

"There is a timeless quality to the landscape and yet it is still a living and working landscape which continues to be shaped by the people who live here."

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The Galloway National Park Association (GNPA) and Galloway and Southern Ayrshire UNESCO Biosphere (GSABP) bid has touted the area as "Scotland in miniature".

Despite its natural beauty, economically it is one of the poorest rural regions in Scotland.

Rob Lucas, GNPA chair, said: "Galloway is extraordinary. Its rolling hills, open moorlands, mountains, rivers, lochs, rugged coasts and seascapes mean it comes as close as any region realistically can to being a Scotland in miniature.

"National park designation would make the most of these assets, protecting and enhancing them for our common future.

"Galloway is one Scotland's poorest rural regions and national park status would be the perfect way to boost prosperity for all by building a vibrant sustainable economy."

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Campaigners championing for a national park in Lochaber highlighted how it is home to the UK's highest mountain, Ben Nevis, and features Atlantic rainforest and ancient Caledonian pine forest.

It is believed national park status would help ease the current pressure of visitor numbers due to extra resources funnelled into the region.

The campaigners also noted: "A national park would give us the option of bringing the planning authority back to Lochaber.

"Currently The Highland Council is the planning authority, and it can feel like decisions are made a long way away.

"There is a housing crisis right across the Highlands and most of Scotland. National parks can help by demanding that more affordable housing is built as a proportion of new builds."

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Those behind the Loch Awe application said the "majestic" freshwater lake in the heart of Argyll and Bute is "renowned for its rich history, vast expanse, and significant water catchment area".

At around 25 miles in length, it is the longest freshwater loch in Scotland.

The campaigners noted: "Loch Awe's historical importance is further underscored by its association with Clan Campbell, one of Scotland's most prominent and influential clans.

"The loch has witnessed various events throughout the ages, and its waters hold stories of battles, legends, and the resilience of the communities that have thrived along its shores."

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Perth and Kinross Council, which is behind the Tay Forest National Park bid, highlighted the region's 200,000 acres of woodland and said it was "only right" that the "staggering River Tay" be a featured element in the plans and the application's name.

The local authority said: "Designated as a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) and as a Special Area of Conservation, the river is noted for its importance for salmon, otters, brook lampreys, river lampreys and sea lampreys.

"The Tay also has a flagship population of freshwater pearl mussels; an endangered species which makes it critically important that existing populations are preserved.

"We believe that the Tay Forest National Park will be an area where nature will be allowed to thrive and the natural biodiversity of the region will go from strength to strength."

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  1. How to become a Yachtie (Stewardess Or Deckhand)

    Go to a superyacht marina. 1. Have the right attitude. Along with gaining the correct qualifications to prove your competence, to become a Yachtie, you must have certain characteristics to thrive in this industry. Yachties have to be well presented, articulate, know how to take orders, and be able to work hard, all with a smile and enthusiasm.

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  3. Careers

    Careers in the superyacht industry. A superyacht is defined as any leisure yacht over 24 metres (79 feet) in length. There are many hundreds of superyachts sailing the seas and oceans today - motor or sail, and they employ thousands of crew members from around the world. Owning or chartering a multi-million-pound superyacht is an exclusive ...

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    It could be as simple as talking to someone in line at the grocery store. Or letting someone cut in front of you at a crowded bar that helps land you your first job. 7. APPLY, APPLY, APPLY. You are not going to get a job on a Superyacht unless you keep applying and sending out your CV.

  5. How To Become A Yachtie

    This includes being punctual, maintaining a positive attitude, and taking pride in your work. As you continue to excel in your role and gain the trust of your captain and fellow crew members, you will be well on your way to climbing the yachtie career ladder and achieving your ultimate goal of becoming a captain. 6.

  6. How To Get A Job As A Yacht Stew

    7. DOCK WALK IN THE MARINA. Dock walking can be a successful way of getting your first job, think of it like a sales pitch and your personal delivery of your CV to the yacht. It's important to know the right locations to dock walk, the security measures around it and if you're legally allowed to do it.

  7. Yacht Crew Training, Courses & Qualifications

    Yacht Crew Training. Yacht owners and captains require well trained crew. Some certificates (such as STCW) are mandatory for everyone, others are mandatory for certain positions or may improve your chances of getting hired.

  8. How to Become a Yacht Stewardess

    All crew need STCW basic safety training, a five-day course, and an ENG1 medical certificate, and some yachts may also require certification in Food Safety & Hygiene, a one-day course. On top of these necessities, there are numerous options for yacht-specific interior training, but many chief stews, like Robert, prefer to teach on the job ...

  9. Careers

    A Deckhand is an excellent place to start your career on board a superyacht as it gives you a good grounding in day-to-day operations. A Deckhand may choose to continue working in a deck role, and progress to the position of Bosun. Alternatively he/she may prefer to move into the Engineering department as an Engineer, or get into the Service ...

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  11. Start a Yachting Career

    Steps to Get a Job as a Yacht Steward/Stewardess: Understand the role of a Steward/Stewardess onboard a yacht. Complete Steward/Stewardess training courses. Complete the My Crew Kit "Steps on How to Work on a Superyacht". Obtain an ENG1 or ENG1 Equivalent Medical Certificate. Select the correct time to travel and look for work.

  12. Yacht Stew/Stewardess Training Courses

    In order for you to legally obtain a job on a commercial superyacht (over 24m) you have to be certified with all four basic safety training modules, which are as follows: Personal Survival Techniques | PST (A-VI/1-1) Fire Fighting Fire Prevention | FFP (A-VI/1-2) Elementary First Aid | EFA (A-VI/1-3) Personal Safety and Social Responsibilities ...

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  14. Stewardess and Deckhand Yacht training

    Yachtie - Crew Salaries and Packages Intro to Select your Salary. 4- Salaries and Packages (1) Your salary package . 5. Yachtie - Select your Superyacht ... Become Deckhand- Your Plan - Start online + 7 Days STCW Copy of 100$ Free Credit - Payment Plans. Become Deckhand - Payment Plan . Show more ...

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  16. How to Become a Yacht Stewardess: The A-to-Z Quick Start Guide

    Consider sending along your résumé/CV in advance, with expected course-completion dates listed. If possible, go ahead and schedule your personal interview. (Chapters 9 and 10) Book that airplane ticket, and move to a hiring port. (Chapter 8) Once you are physically in a hiring port, go meet with the agencies.

  17. Superyacht Deckhand Course

    Flying Fish crew houses in Cowes are comfortable and centrally located—just a 5-minute walk to the town and our training centre. You can mix and socialise with other people on the course who, like you, will start a career in the Superyacht industry. Please select the accommodation option below if you want to stay with us.

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    You want to work on a superyacht. You have a passion for adventure. You want to earn great money while traveling the world. You are a hard working individual. You're seeking an exciting new career. You want to work for some of the world's most influential people. You want to create a lifestyle - not just a job.

  19. STCW & Yacht Training Courses

    Course Cost: $1100. Course Duration: 3 Days. Course Location: Orlando. The Rating Forming part of a Navigational Watch certificate is a common requirement for deckhand. The STCW USCG approved course will help you in your path in becoming a more seasoned deckhand. The course provides you with the knowledge and understanding of the duties and ...

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    How to Become a Yachtie will help you achieve your dream of working on a superyacht. This is an 80-page ebook which offers step by step guidance on how to, not only, get a job on a superyacht but what it takes to get there and how to establish yourself as the best crew member possible. How to Become a Yachtie will help you achieve your dream of ...

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    We tailor make the training and certificates based on your position, location and preference to get all you need to be qualified to work on your desired yacht type. Drop us a message in the live chat and a Yachtie will help you out. 30% off for Members. Use code "paylater50"- Start now pay later. 30% off for Members.

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  24. How To Become Yacht Crew

    When you book our Deckhand and Stewardess packages you also get an included STCW Basic Safety Training week in Croatia or Florida to get your full STCW certification and Basic Safety training. Our packages above include every STCW certificate, Yacht CV and yacht qualifications you need to become a stewardess or deckhand to work as yacht crew on ...

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  26. YachtieCareers

    Step 5 - Daywork and experience. Step 6 - Get the right Yachtie Network and Contacts. Step 7 - Get a Strong Superyacht Reference. Step 8 - Start applying for our Superyacht jobs. Step 9 - Ace your job interviews with your coach. Step 10 - Get a job, bank account and sign contract Claim your Yachtie Careers Deckhand and Stewardess offer.

  27. How To Become A Stewardess On A Superyacht: A Guide

    To be considered for a stewardess position, candidates must have certain qualifications. A high school diploma or equivalent is required, and many employers prefer candidates with a college degree. Candidates should also have a valid passport, a seafarer's medical certificate, and a basic safety training certificate.