While the end of the Monaco Yacht Show may signal the end of the summer yachting season, there are still yacht crew jobs available for those in search of work.
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.
With the Cannes and Monaco yacht shows quickly approaching, many yachts are setting their courses for the Cote d'Azur. It's all hands to the deck as crew ready their vessels for display. While the Monaco Yacht Show - held at the end of September - usually signals the end of the Mediterranean yachting season, there are still some jobs to be found.
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.