dockwalking

How to really dockwalk

Dockwalking is something that is essential for all green crew to do but it is getting more challenging as security improves everywhere. For example, the International Quay in Antibes which was previously a rich source for day work is now completely closed off. You can only get in if you have an appointment with a […]

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In the engine room with Ryan Pownall

Many people ask us how engineers get into the superyacht industry and of course, there is more than one route you can take. We’ve been catching up with Ryan Pownall, who started out as a cadet, to find out how he got into the industry, why he loves it and what he’d recommend if you […]

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How to survive with kids on board!

Having children on board can be a daunting task, especially if, like me, you aren’t hugely keen on the rug rats! (Despite being a parent myself… I know it sounds bad.) During my time on board yachts, there were always had nannies there to accompany the children. However, for the most part, their main aim […]

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Keeping fit in Antibes

Searching for work can be draining and at times demoralizing. It is important to take a break from the laptop and job boards, stretch those legs and keep yourself both mind and body ‘fit’ whilst looking for work. Having arrived in Antibes for the first time in my early twenties not knowing a single person, […]

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Becoming a Superyacht Engineer

The question I most commonly get asked by those looking to join the industry as a superyacht engineer is, where do I start? Got an engineering degree or mechanical experience? If you are coming directly from an engineering related degree or mechanical background, the route is fairly straightforward. Once you’ve done the statutory STCW & […]

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How to escape cabin fever

Cabin Fever… The term used to describe a crew that have been stuck on board the yacht for weeks, maybe months with limited time off, often at anchor, on standby, waiting for the boss to either turn up or let you know they won’t be! I myself have spent months at anchor, off buoy number […]

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How to Win at Dockwalking

You would think that green yacht crew looking for their first job in the industry have it hard enough, but in the recent climate of global uncertainty and tightened security, dockwalkers are the group within the superyacht industry who have suffered the most. Many a seasoned crew member will often cast their minds back to […]

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