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2 Months on a Yacht – What did I learn?

I recently spent 2 months as a Stewardess on a swanky super yacht. Then some DRAMA occurred and long story short, I no longer work on a swanky super yacht. Unfortunately for all you sticky beaks I can say no more about it, but I can assure you it’s a great story and I can tell you what I learned in the process. Having learned that I don’t enjoy being a glorified cleaner I’m going to become a Dive Instructor before I return to the high seas in the hopes that I will get to do more diving and less vacuuming. Anyway anyway anyway… Continue reading

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Working on Super Yachts – Writing a decent CV on land or sea.

So I had intended to write you great long screeds about my dockwalking experiences in Antibes. I was going to chronicle the weeks of daywork and rejection I encountered while I tried to shimmy my way into my first yachting job. I would regale you with my misfortunes and mishaps…But as it turns out I can’t tell you the first thing about it because I got my job directly via a phone interview after I put my CV up on a crew site. Continue reading

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STCW – How to work on a yacht, starting with FIRE!

If you want to work on a boat the first thing you need to do is your STCW. This is the basic level of training that everyone working in the maritime industry needs and you aren’t going to get hired on a bit white floaty thing if you don’t have it. It can be a bit of a cash commitment to make when you don’t have a job yet but it’s unavoidable, you just have to take the hit and hold out hope for your first months wages. Or you can do what I did and put it on a credit card and then stew in that horrible “I’m in debt” hole for five months. Continue reading