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…

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…

S.Y. Black Pearl has recently been spotted on sea trials in the Netherlands, the 106m yacht by Oceanco features a 3 masted Dyna-Rig similar to the Maltese Falcon. There is only limited information available at this stage however it is believed to be around 2,700 gt and is owned by the Russian, Oleg Burlakov, active in…

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…

The Professional Yachting Association (PYA) is hosting a day of workshops for crew to develop new skills and knowledge on Saturday 8th April 2017 in  Antibes. All sessions are free for crew to attend – you just need to register using the links below. Representatives from the Association shall be on hand throughout the day…

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…

Your fresh career starts with your Resume and is the first impression you’ll make on potential employers – so make it count. As Crew agents we get to review hundreds of Resume’s on a weekly basis so we know what works and what doesn’t.  Most employers (and agents) will scan a resume in 6 –…

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