Life After Yachting: Career Options for Crew

Careers in yachting can be exceptionally rewarding, but sacrifices must be made. While you will benefit from the opportunity to travel the world, meet new friends for life, and earn good money, you will also forego the opportunity to lead a 'normal life' - the allure of which is the industry's primary attraction for some crewmembers. During the peak season(s), it is likely that you'll spend months away from the yacht's base. It is probable that notions of familiarity will fade into the recesses of your memory. As such, careers in yachting can often be short-lived, as crew trade in life onboard for life on land. YPI CREW takes a look at some of the land-based career options available for ex-crew.

Grit, Resilience and Yachting

Grit has always been one of my favourite English words: it’s punchy and powerful with a dramatic connotation. Worryingly, I could not find a French translation which truly satisfies me… what does that say about us French? No, no; no French bashing! What I concern myself with today is the topic of strength and resilience in the work place.

YPI CREW Looks Ahead to Seafarers Awareness Week 2017

As the leading recruitment agency in the yacht crew industry, YPI CREW endeavours to provide useful resources and up-to-date information to prospective candidates and employers.

Yacht Crew Quick Courses: Get a Better Job in 2017

As the summer yachting season gets underway in the Mediterranean, competition for jobs is hotting up within the yacht crew market. Captains are constantly competing for the best yacht crew in order to shape a capable team ahead of the season.

The Best Mediterranean Yachting Events for Crew in 2017

Each April, the Mediterranean comes to life with a full calendar of internationally renowned yachting events. From classic sailing regattas to vast superyacht shows, the events are varied, fun, and a great opportunity to network with crewmembers and Captains. If you're in search of a superyacht job in 2017, or you are looking for a reason to explore the Mediterranean while on leave, visit one of these yachting events and interact with the seafaring community.

Yacht Crew Jobs: A Day in the Life of a Deckhand

Whether on watch or on shore leave, yacht crew jobs on a luxury vessel never allow for a dull moment. Throughout the peak season, you’re guaranteed to be busy: occupied from the moment the sun rises until calmness descends with the strike of midnight (and possibly beyond!). Valuable time off will be spent exploring exotic locations, making lifelong friends, and wondering what’s next on the exhilarating itinerary. No two days are the same at sea – and nor would you want them to be, such is the thrill of what tomorrow may bring.

Fitness Instructors: Find Work on a Luxury Superyacht in 2017

Calling all fitness instructors, personal trainers and yoga instructors! Have you considered a career at sea? Did you know it is possible to gain a job on a luxury superyacht, sharing your skills, knowledge and experience with clients while travelling the world?

Captain Confident

It’s summer time in the Mediterranean, the yachting season is well under way and captains’ jobs are far and few between. Yet, bingo, you have secured an interview with a yacht owner. How do you best approach this meeting to ace the interview and get a job offer? How do you beat the competition? More than ever, marketing yourself efficiently is key in order to stand out from the crowd. The competition is fierce, so put yourself in the driving seat during the interview.

How to Become a Chief Engineer on a Yacht

The Chief Engineer on a yacht is responsible to the captain for the safe and efficient running of the vessel.