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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Just say no

One of the most frustrating things we experience as a crew agent (and for the yacht that is hiring) is a candidate making positive noises all the way through the recruitment process and then when the offer comes through saying no. It goes without saying that crew are allowed to say no. The role has […]

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What not to ask at interview…

This is something I get asked quite a lot and it can come from green crew all the way up to Captains looking for their next position. Asking some good questions at the end of an interview can really make you stand out from the crowd, and equally, one poorly chosen question can undo all […]

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