If anyone was going to start an automotive business aimed directly and exclusively at yacht crewmembers, it makes perfect sense for it to have been Mark Upton - a man who has a wealth of his own experience working on yachts and a passion for cars. Having already founded the company CrewFo, which provides expert financial advice for superyacht crew, Upton recently turned his attentions from the high seas to four wheels.
It goes without saying that a yacht jobs are not without their difficulties. But a career as a superyacht chef may be one of the routes with the most amount of pressure in the yacht crew industry. Each and every dish that leaves the galley must look and taste absolutely perfect. There is no time for complacency, no room for slacking, and definitely no space for carelessness. Yacht chefs are expected to be innovators, experimentalists, and creators. They must remember preferences, allergies, and dislikes. There is no respite from the continual need for top quality service. Superyacht chefs must be versatile, dedicated, and calm. It is no surprise, then, that superyacht chefs often come with previous experience in luxury establishments on land – whether Michelin-starred restaurants or 5-star hotels.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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?