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…

The month of December in Phuket has been somewhat of a yachting festival attracting some of the worlds most extravagant superyachts. Rendezvous’s, Yacht Shows, Crew Parties and Regatta’s have filled the calendar for in the popular yachting destination. Kata Beach again hosted the prestigious Kings Cup sailing regatta from the 3rd – 10th December. Immediately…

Feadship has released yet another masterpiece recently as the 97m M.Y. Vertigo emerges from the Makkum (NL) shipbuilding yard. The striking design was conceived Redman Whiteley Dixon and Chahan Interior Design which has delivered a new level of sophistication of elegant curves and sweeping hull lines. Vertigo features many ground breaking technological advances including a…

Ben Findlay

Experienced world traveled Master 200t Captain seeking a fresh challenge, growing up around the waters of New Zealand, Ben has extensive skills on both Sail and Motor yachts through all types of seas, conditions and countries. After reviewing Ben’s updated CV we wanted to assist him into his next challenge as the strong engineering and…

Cruising areas in Thailand expand from the Pacific Ocean to the Andaman Sea with thousands of islands to explore, beautiful beaches and a melting pot of cultures. The Kingdom of Thailand draws more visitors than any other country in southeast Asia with its irresistible combination of breathtaking natural beauty, inspiring temples, renowned hospitality, robust cuisine and…

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