Yachting engineers have recently faced a dilemma: should they continue down the traditional yachting route or try the new Small Vessels engineering certificate, which will be offered from September 2017.
Many luxury yachts are now arriving in Mediterranean ports after lengthy trips from the Caribbean and beyond. The start of the Mediterranean yachting season offers a prime opportunity for prospective crew to find work on yachts of all sizes.
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.
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.
My name is Michael Wilshaw and I have been a professional chef for nearly two decades. At the end of the Mediterranean season, after a busy summer at sea, Helen at YPI CREW asked me if I was interested in going on a three-day course, or ‘formation’, at the Ducasse Education Training Centre near Paris. I jumped at the chance, booked myself a hotel, organised my flights and three weeks later I was honing my skills the Alain Ducasse way! This is a brief account of my experience there.
YPI CREW is the industry leading recruiter for yacht crew jobs and has been a go-to authority since 2002. Based in Antibes, we help the most discerning Captains and Owners find the most suitable candidates for their superyacht jobs.
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.
With the Mediterranean yachting season edging closer with each sunset, the attention of the yachting community turns towards readying vessels and crews for Mediterranean sailing and beyond. YPI CREW offers a diverse selection of fantastic yacht crew jobs in March. Read on to find out more.
Not just a reflection of prospects for yachting employees, crew recruitment data underpins insightful market analysis of the yachting industry itself. An average 100m superyacht requires around 50 yacht crewmembers. Accordingly, as the length of yachts and numbers launched increase, so does the requirement for crew. YPI CREW compiled data which suggests that the yachting industry is going from strength to strength.