As much as the yachting lifestyle seems all hard work and no play (kidding!), believe it or not there are some pretty valuable life lessons to be learnt while working on superyachts aside from the shammy-ing and vacuuming.
After putting together a great yacht CV, you apply to all available jobs....and still nothing! What is going on? You could be making some common job hunting mistakes that could be preventing you from your dream yacht job! Don't end up on the bottom of the CV pile, impress Captains by avoiding these 5 mistakes:
I’ve created a step-by-step list of how I got to where I am today for those of you looking to break into the wild wild yachting industry. Before doing anything though, I suggest reading more about the industry so that you're prepared for the amount of work that will be asked of you. I am still pretty new myself, but researching and reading definitely prepped me for what to expect.
When most of us think of buying a boat, we imagine a vessel that can hold a few people and shuttle us around a lake. Maybe we’ll use it for fishing, maybe a little water skiing. It will be something to keep us busy on the weekends.
The ultra-rich don’t mess around when it comes to purchasing watercraft. They either go big or go back to their plush mansions. In this post, we’re going to explore the world of superyachts. We’re going to examine the 20 largest yachts in the world, from smallest (if that word can be used) to largest.
Think of this as “Lifestyles of the Ultra-Rich, Maybe Famous, or Maybe Really Reclusive Billionaires Who Are Sort of Weird”. You get the point.
Do you have what it takes to work on-board a yacht?
When I first started working in the yachting industry, I would hear from people here and there that it isn’t for everybody. But I didn’t give it much thought. “That won’t be me,” I figured.
What they don’t do is elaborate on why the industry isn’t for everyone. What are the reasons people can’t stick it out?
I work on a 30-metre private sail yacht. Yachts come in all shapes and sizes and for all I know life on a 100-metre motor yacht might be a bit different, but not much. It’s a good idea to know who you are and what you like and dislike before entering into the world of yachting. The money is very good and you have little to no expenses, so some people are able to see past the bad. For others the money simply isn’t worth it.
Here are the main reasons working on a yacht may not be for you:
By Verge Magazine
By Katie Wilter
You’re sitting in your office cubicle at 3.45pm, your eyes dart to your watch, and with a heavy sigh you peer out the nearest window onto the neighboring grey office block wondering if life will always be this mundane. Do you wish your office could be out at sea with gorgeous destinations, sunrises, sunsets and a tax-free salary? Well, it can – join the yachting industry!