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.
While the Mediterranean yachting season may be well underway, YPI CREW is still recruiting for crew opportunities on yachts around the world. As the industry's leading recruiter of yacht crew jobs, YPI CREW consistently matches the strongest candidates with the best crew positions, from deckhand and stewardess to Captain positions, and everything in between.
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.
Those working in yacht jobs in France will have no doubt heard of the new social security law which applies to non-French yacht crew residing in France as of July 1st 2017.
In response to an increase in demand for well-trained interior yacht crew, the Stewardess Training Academy was established in Palma in June 2016. Formed by Jess Barnard and Erin Bloom - former yacht crew stewardesses - the training academy aims to imbue both inexperienced and experienced interior crew with the skills to offer exceptional service and a distinguished sense of professionalism.
For Captains, the issue of budget management is an enduring nightmare. The general consensus among Captains is that existing methods of managing budgets are outdated and inefficient, meaning that the accounting process takes more time and effort than it should.
Antibes is the go-to destination for crew in search of a yacht job, and YPI CREW is the go-to agency in Antibes. With the Mediterranean season well underway, qualified crew candidates should waste no time in applying for suitable positions.
While it's true that yacht crew are exceptionally busy throughout the busy summer months, there is often a lull in activity throughout the winter period. One opportunistic Captain has spent this quiet period developing a gadget that transcends the ordinary: the eV-Twin Electric Motorbike.
Updated 20/06/2017: Please note, this position is now filled.