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Are you earning enough? - Superyacht Salaries

As a crewmember on a superyacht, you know it is not all about the glamorous lifestyle. There is a lot of hardwork that is done on and off the boat.Now even though it's not all about the money, you should be rewarded for your hard work. Here are some guidelines: PositionCaptainIt is the captains responsibility to drive the yacht and manage the crew. Furthermore, the captain will have to have a huge amount of seafaring knowledge and be able to deal with a range of people from owners to contractors to guests and crew. 70' to 100' : $65 - $110,000 100' to 130' : $90 - $140,000 130' to 160' : $120 - $180,000160' to 190' : $150 - $210,000 190' + : $200,000+ First Officer The first officer is the second in command in the line of authority to the captain. The first officer must be capable of...

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Best Tips for your Main Photo

When creating a new profile with ourselves, you will be asked for some information and also a main photo to project yourself in the best light.   Here's our best advice to stand out. Recommended A current head shot photograph of good quality (max file size 3MB) in a .jpg format. Look smart in the photo: You could wear a blouse, shirt or perhaps with a blazer.  The background of the photo should be of a solid neutral light colour such as off white. Project a conservtive appearance. The boat wants professional people. Remember, you may be working for some of the richest people in the world. (So, please, no snapchat filters!) You want to project a friendly personality so show those pearly whites and smile!   Not Recommended Don't have fa...

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Is This The World's Most Elegant Superyacht? - The Black Swan

The Black Swan Known for it's smooth luxurious design and graceful black interior, The Black Swan is presented to the public as powerful, outgoing and is a sight to behold. Designer Timur Bozca says the superyacht was simply crafted by connecting "simple lines together with dramatic angles and curves" and found his inspiration by using a "powerful image of an arrow". He wanted an aerodynamic exterior that would apply a distinctive look to the superyacht. The yacht is simply breath-taking, eye catching and unusual as far as yachts go.  The yacht will be a staggering 229-foot-long-vessel and will include an impressive four engines that will generate 23,172 horsepower which will hit a top speed of 32 m.p.h. The striking Black Swan is made from aluminium and steel and will feature a ...

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Top 5 Cruising Yacht Regions In The Mediterranean

The Cote d'Azur France is one of the most diverse countries in the Mediterranean, and when sailing the Cote d'Azur, you'll experience some of the world's dreamiest beaches; their long, sun-soaked sandbanks stretch between shallow turquoise waters, indulgent French restaurants and classic village harbours. The south of France has a reputation as the 'summer playground for the rich and famous', but that doesn't mean this top sailing destination is out of your reach. The millionaires' playground of St Tropez – where a stroll along the harbour front is every celebrity spotter's dream – is incredibly busy during the summer months. The Cote d'Azur is no longer just a dream sailing destination reserved for celebrities...

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Looking To Start A Future In the Cruising Industry?

What is the perfect role for you? There are many types of roles to choose from if you're looking to work on a cruise ship and all with different aspects and salaries. If you're looking for the right role for you, here a few to choose from and maybe look into yourself. Available positions on cruise ships include: Deck (e.g. Captain) Entertainers (e.g. Comedians) Housekeeping (e.g. Butler) Engineering (e.g. Plumber) Hotel Administration (e.g. Cost Accountant) Food and Beverage (e.g. Waiter/Waitress) Salon/Spa/Fitness (e.g. Beauty Therapist) Medical (e.g. Nurse) The Captain is the highest ranking officer and the Master of the cruise ship and is responsible for multiple things, such as – operations aboard the vessel, safety and medical care of all bodies on ...

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Are You Ready For The STCW Refresher?

What is the refresher course?   As of the 1st January 2017, all STCW Refresher courses will become mandatory in accordance with the STCW Manila amendments so crew meet the required standards of competence to undertake the tasks, duties and responsibilities regarding emergency, occupational safety and survival functions. So if you are currently serving on board a ship and hold a valid STCW BST certificate, from the beginning of 2017 you will have to prove the documentation that shows you have either completed the training course or you have updated your training in the past 5 years. If you know your course dates will be older than 5 years at the start of 2017, it is essential that you complete the 3 day refresher course before the end of 2016. All refresher courses are valid 5 ye...

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Cateringcrewgroup: For You... because you deserve better, and your future is our job.

Cateringcrewgroup is a Job Portal that provides services of crew selection and online management for catering industry and interested companies. If you're looking for a career move within the hotels, maritime, offshore & remote sites catering industries, Cateringcrewgroup should become your first choice. If you are interested in finding work or as a company to advertise a vacancy with us please use the website add job option or contact us and one of our consultants will get in touch to discuss our upcoming opportunities. Our system contains unique tools helping candidates to manage career and companies to find professionals employees. In the "user account" you may fill in and add your CV. The best way to find a  job is to monitor all vacanc...

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New - Approved Engine Course (AEC) Launched at SMT

Stream Marine Training in partnership with Encompass Maritime are pleased to announce the launch the MCA accredited, Approved Engine Course. The Approved Engine Course meets the requirements of the DfT Codes of Practice for the safety of small commercial, motor and sailing vessels. The entry criteria are over 18 years old with at least one month's sea time in any ranking. The course content is as follows: A 30 hour practical course dismantling marine engines and auxiliaries to obtain component exposure and create a full appreciation and understanding of the working principles. This will include basic maintenance, legislation, safety, good practice, housekeeping and reduction of fire hazards. The aim is to provide familiarisation, confidence and ability to diagnose and repair de...

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Is it ever okay to Kiss and Tell?

"Celebrity guests, decadent parties and $4000 tips: The confessions of a superyacht hostess (who say their job is actually much harder than it looks)".  The above is the title of an article that has appeared in the Daily Mail which has caused quite a stir within our industry. Is it ever okay to kiss and tell? The story involves two yacht crew... Sarah Begbie and Bethany Silcox who "worked for a number of years as hosts on board luxury yachts around the world". The article states that the two "elite yacht workers have lifted the lid on the highs and lows of a life at sea". The response to the article has been mixed. Some crew have been outraged and see the article as a betrayal of trust, whereas some believe that the article sheds a positive light on the industry and...

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New Helicopter Rules

New Rules for (Some!) Non-Commercial Helicopter Operators With evermore yachts being built or refit with some kind of helideck or 'touch & go' helipad, helicopter operations on board yachts are becoming much more prevalent.  As the yachts become larger and with the appetite for explorer yachts and support vessels seemingly growing unabated, there also appears to be an upwards trend for yachts to have their own helicopter. Introducing Part-NCC The rules for the operation and management of helicopters are dependent on many factors, including where the helicopter is registered and what it will be used for.  Operators of commercial helicopters, such as helicopter charter companies, require an Air Operator Certificate (AOC), which is only granted once t...

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