Wednesday March 29, 2017


Read more ...Landing a job to become part of a yacht crew is no easy feat and the process can be daunting. You will compete with other candidates, some of whom may be more experienced than you, potentially more able or more at ease than you.

Read more ...Yacht Rating or Deck Rating Certificate - Merchant Shipping Notice (MSN) 1862 - Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA)

The Yacht Rating or Deck Rating Certificate, as it is sometimes called, is a newer qualification gained through experience and sea time.
The candidate must have completed the Yacht Rating Training Record Book (Annex B) in at least 6 months seagoing service on vessels of at least 15m in load line length. This seagoing service can be reduced to 2 months when undertaking 'special training', i.e. when following an MNTB course or MCA approved course.

Read more ...Find below a sample of a Resume (CV) for the yacht crew members.

Read more ...It can be disheartening and demotivating and might very often seem like a fruitless effort, but it is the way that so many people get their start.

Read more ...Considering the excessive cost of having a yacht painted these days it pays to stay on top of your yachts paint and gel-coat surfaces. Two of the biggest offenders are:

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Questions of the Month

- Why an additional paragraph social media policy should be added to the crew contract ?

- Why many experienced captains are never given a chance to get a position on a 30+ m ?

- What is really covering your yacht crew member insurance ?

- During the season, is there enough time for safety drills and training ?

- Can Captains count on duty crew members at dock in case of emergency ?



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