Wouldn’t it be nice if there was a magic formula you could follow that answers all your questions about yacht crew training and guaranteed that you get hired to work on a luxury yacht after?
Yeah, it would!
There might not be a magic formula per se, however there are things you can do to help support your job hunting, and eventual crew placement process.
We are ex yachties at Get Onboard, and we’ve done the training, the newbie groundwork, got hired to crew luxury yachts – worked on them for more than 10 years – and then decided that we wanted to share our knowledge to help make it easier for others to join this madly awesome career path.
We created the ultimate luxury yacht deck handbook that addresses, from start to finish, what you should consider: from training to networking; interim jobs and CV creation; best docks for dockwalking; sneaky insider hiding holes (pubs) and a bunch more information in one easy to read guide that is very nearly a checklist to help you explore whether yacht crew life is for you, which position you should start with, what to study and where, and also what to do to get hired.
Our luxury yacht deck handbook is not a training guide for deckhands or deck crew alone. As with many newbies we had to climb the job ladder through experience – and by all accounts, this deck handbook is a guide to just that.
One super handy guide book to help you navigate yacht crew training, job hunting and life on board a luxury yacht.