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Welcome to the Quay Crew blog, where our team of industry experts and guest bloggers will share their extensive knowledge of the superyacht sector; from tips on how to wow at interview stages, through to what qualities to look for in recruiting a world class Captain.

Should I spend / waste my hard earned cash on a course?

We get asked ‘what additional courses should I do?’ all the time by green crew looking to enter the industry and the answer remains the same. Just do the basics.

I'm too busy!

The below is a summary of a scenario which plays out fairly regularly in yachting. I have got permission from the Captain involved to share this tale.

Quarantine Blues

This blog is aimed at crew, as we feel some are not taking their quarantine responsibilities seriously enough and this could have far reaching consequences.

Finding work during the Pandemic/Lockdown

Quay Crew's Deckhand consultant Tom is answering your Pandemic/Lockdown Yachting questions...

What are other yachts doing now?

Quay Crew carried out a survey to find out what is really going on in the industry right now...

What can green crew do to upskill whilst in lockdown?

This is a blog which will be useful for green or junior crew should they choose to implement the suggestions within. The blog for senior crew and upskilling is next week...

What can the yacht crew do during the lockdown?

Check out our suggestions for keeping your yacht crew morale high with activities and games to keep them occupied during the Corona virus lockdown.

Just get a job

Contrary to expectations this blog isn’t referring to people just accepting any job when they join yachting. This is related to pre yachting careers

Etiquette on board

Although not everyone is likely to be your cup of tea onboard you are in essence joining a new family. When everyone does there bit onboard things run a lot smoother. Whether you are just joining, or are a veteran member of crew, take a minute to assess yourself.

Green Crew you need to get yourself to Europe

Starting out in the industry is tough. I understand that as it took me almost 6 months to get my first permanent job after months of day work in the South of France. This was over 4 years ago, and things have only got more competitive since!

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