Getting a Yacht Job – The Recruitment Process
- Step 1 – Research. Are you cut out for the lifestyle?
- Step 2 – Prepare. Make sure you have the right training.
- Step 3 – Get out there. Yachting hot spots and dock walking.
- Step 4 – Apply and interview. Online opportunities.
- Step 5 – Set Sail. Get on board.
How do I start a new career in yachting?
- A seasonal or temporary job – even aboard a delivery without guests aboard – is a first step to a new career in yachting. Captains distinguish between applicants who want to enter a career and those who are looking to fill a summer. Educate yourself on the career path of the entry job so you can convey a commitment to yachting.
- 1 How do you get a job on a yacht with no experience?
- 2 What qualifications do you need to work on a yacht?
- 3 How easy is it to get a job on a superyacht?
- 4 How old do you have to be to work on a yacht?
- 5 Is Yachting a good career?
- 6 How much do yacht crew make in tips?
- 7 Does Jeff Bezos have a yacht?
- 8 Can you work on yachts with tattoos?
- 9 Do you need a degree to work on a yacht?
- 10 What jobs are on a yacht?
- 11 Is 40 too old for yachting?
How do you get a job on a yacht with no experience?
To get hired on a yacht with no experience you need to:
- Be in the right place at the right time.
- Have a professional resume.
- Register with Luxury Yacht Group.
- Complete basic STCW classes.
- Build references with day work.
- Maintain contact 24/7.
What qualifications do you need to work on a yacht?
Essential Yacht Qualifications and Certifications Needed to Work as Crew
- STCW Basic Safety Training Yacht Certificate. The STCW yacht qualification is essential, and a yacht recruiter cannot start to find you work without this basic yacht certificate.
- A Seafarer Medical Certificate.
How easy is it to get a job on a superyacht?
A question we’re often asked at Superyacht Crew Agency is, “Can you get a job on a superyacht without experience?” The answer is yes, absolutely. The most common entry-level positions are Deckhand and Stewardess roles, but on larger yachts, it’s also possible to secure an entry-level position as the Crew Cook.
How old do you have to be to work on a yacht?
The minimum age to work aboard a yacht or superyacht is 16 years. However, people under the age of 18 years cannot work throughout the night.
Is Yachting a good career?
Yachting is a great career and a lot of fun but eventually, if you have family and friends at home that you care about as they get older or become ill you will want to be able to spend time with them. Yachting will always be there if you leave and things do not work out.
How much do yacht crew make in tips?
In general, brokers advise tipping between 5 to 20 per cent of the base charter fee, depending on the yacht and the location. It is usually towards the lower end of that scale in the Med and higher in the US and Caribbean.
Does Jeff Bezos have a yacht?
We may have gotten our first look at Jeff Bezos’ new superyacht. The 417-foot vessel was photographed rolling out of a shipyard in the Netherlands. Bezos’ yacht will become the world’s largest sailing yacht once completed.
Can you work on yachts with tattoos?
The simple and short answer is yes, you can work on a Superyacht with tattoos…but it does depend on where your tattoos are. Yachts may be missing out on a great deckhand or stewardess if they don’t accept tattoos.
Do you need a degree to work on a yacht?
There is no additional required training to work as an interior crew member (steward/stewardess), although it can be helpful to have hospitality or customer-facing experience, a hotel school degree or diploma or to have completed yacht stewardess training.
What jobs are on a yacht?
Jobs on Yachts – Yacht Job Descriptions
- Yacht Captain. The yacht’s Captain is responsible for the safe manning and operation of the yacht and all crew members fall under his command.
- First Officer / First Mate.
- Chief Engineer.
- Yacht Engineer.
- Yacht Chef.
- Yacht Purser.
- Yacht Bosun.
- Chief Steward/Stewardess.
Is 40 too old for yachting?
40+ Can Find Work On A Yacht A lady in her 40’s trained with us a few months ago to become a yacht stewardess and she found work no problem. Being older does mean you can offer extra maturity and experience to the role, which may help you progress up the ladder quicker to a management or more senior role.