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.
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.
We are looking for a recruiter to join our well established Interior department - recognised as the leading authority in the yacht crew recruitment industry.
Working as part of a crew on board a luxury superyacht is an extremely rewarding experience, but it is not without challenges: while the earning potential is excellent, the travelling opportunities are limitless, and the social benefits are numerous, the hours can be long and the work can be tough.