Inflated prices, 20% VAT and fresh Social Security regulations around France have deterred Superyachts from St Tropez, Antibes, Cannes and around the Cote d’Azur. International press have recently been describing the significant reduction in the number of yachts berthed in marinas around France and hence the impact on the local economies dependent on the superyacht…

Superyacht Australia has announced the Australian Government’s changes to superyacht regulations improving access to the Whitsundays & Great Barrier Reef, with the release of 21 new superyacht anchorages respectful of the natural environment and protection of coral life. Superyacht Australia (SA) has for some time been seeking to reform the Whitsundays Plan of Management in order…

What does it mean not for sale in U.S. Waters to A US resident ? The International Yacht Brokers Association has urged congress to alter a 109-year-old law that prevents sales of foreign-flagged yachts to U.S. citizens while the boats are in U.S. waters. The bill, now introduced as H.R. 2369, seeks to change a…

Three of my most adventurous years yet were spent working onboard Superyachts as a Stewardess. I then I took part in the TV show Below Deck (about Superyachts) and while I may have drifted on to other things, there’s no doubt that I absolutely loved my time at sea and I really enjoy being able to show people the…

Crew members in France working on vessels for more than three months must now be enrolled under the French Social Security regime. The ‘Décret was introduced from 1st July 2017 and has been met with great concerns from the superyacht industry. Hill Robinson, a yacht management firm based in the South of France has taken action…

Yacht Crew salary

Every year Dockwalk collates information from their online salary survey and produces a very interesting and useful report for crew to understand the average wages in the industry. The more information collected the more informative the results shall be so we are encouraging crew to take a moment and visit the dockwalk website to answer 6…

Deckhand Nate discusses his recent career change with AYC Superyacht Recruitment and his new position as the deckhand on a world cruising yacht after launching into the yachting industry through the Galileo Maritime Academy Superyacht Deckhand Course in Phuket, Thailand. As customer service representative for an Electronics company, Nate yearned to be outdoors and exploring…

Following the success of the 2016 Thailand Yacht Show, organisers have now turned their attention to the 2017 edition of the Singapore Yacht Show (SYS), which will take place from 6 to 9 April 2017 at One°15 Marina Club Sentosa Cove. Andy Treadwell, Managing Director of both shows, said: “We are very proud of what…

Anyone working in the maritime industry shall now be aware of the increased awareness towards security, the basic elements are now available in a easily accessible eLearning course and successful candidates shall be issued with a fully approved MCA, Proficiency in Security Awareness.

A bizarre new policy has been introduced by the St Maarten Government Ministry to restrict movements of crewmembers who intend to transfer via SXM for the purpose of connecting to a plane, boat, yacht or cruise ship. Visa restricted crewmembers shall only be permitted an initial stay of 30days and up to a maximum of…

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