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What They Meant When They Said the Yachting Industry Isn't for Everyone

Posted: 6th Sep 2013

Written by: Victoria Bourhill

When I first joined the ‘glamorous’ world that is the yachting industry, I would hear from people here and there that ‘this isn’t for everybody’. If you can identify with the majority of the following points then perhaps seeing th... Read More

Don't Fall at the Final Hurdle!

Posted: 28th Aug 2013

Written by: Alison Rentoul

This coming week is one of the hardest of the season. You and your team have been working your behinds off all summer, and not only is everyone tired and crotchety, but you can almost taste the delicious freedom that is just aroun... Read More

How High is Your IQ?

Posted: 12th Aug 2013

Written by: Alison Rentoul

Is your IQ being undermined by your EQ? Since the late 1800’s when psychologists first developed the IQ test, a person's IQ (or intelligence quotient) has widely been considered the most reliable indicator of their potential to su... Read More


Posted: 6th Aug 2013

Written by: Alison Rentoul

Once stress gets its big fat foot in the door of your psyche it has a nasty habit of barging right in, making for the sofa and taking up unwelcome residence in the living room of your mind. Read More

Pressure vs Performance

Posted: 31st Jul 2013

Written by: Alison Rentoul

Have you ever left something to the last possible minute and then been amazed at the results you were actually able to produce with the deadline breathing down your neck? We are unconsciously drawn to the need to add pressure in ... Read More

How Well do You Know Your Cabin Mate?

Posted: 23rd Jul 2013

Written by: Jenny Howarth

You work all day together, you socialize together, and you may even share a cabin. But how much do you really know about the people you work with? Recent revelations about a convicted paedophile working as a superyacht captain hav... Read More

MLC Uncovered

Posted: 25th Jun 2013

Written by: Melanie Langley

MLC 2006 will finally be implemented on 20 August - so how will it affect you? Melanie Langley answers your most frequent questions. Read More

MLC 2006 - Your Questions Answered

Posted: 25th May 2013

Written by: Melanie Langley, Moore Stephens Crew Solutions

Thank you to our readers for your comments on Melanie Langley's article published on 4 March: 'MLC 2006: What You Need to Know'. We asked Melanie to respond to each point and you can now read her answers to your questions here. Th... Read More

Need a Sharp CV?

Posted: 22nd Apr 2013

Written by: Erica Lay

Well the Med season is already under way! New crew are arriving in their hundreds to the top locations: Antibes and Palma, hitting the docks and armed with CVs. Read More

Help Us Out!

Posted: 11th Apr 2013

Written by: John Wyborn

There is a popular myth that all of us training providers are at each other’s throats, stabbing each other in the back (mmmm…can you do both?...maybe not). But anyway it’s not true! Yes, there is a healthy commercial rivalry betwe... Read More

The Right Stuff

Posted: 21st Mar 2013

Written by: OnboardOnline

As a yacht manager and former yacht captain, Fabien Roché has had quite a bit of experience with placing crew. In recent years however, he’s noticed that not everyone has necessarily put in the right amount of time to gain the exp... Read More

MLC 2006 - What You Need to Know

Posted: 4th Mar 2013

Written by: Melanie Langley

Finally, after a longer than expected international ratification process, on 23rd August the Philippines became the 30th country to ratify Maritime Labour Convention 2006, setting in motion the 12 month run-up to its full implemen... Read More

Industry-wide blame for insufficient crew training, says John Wyborn

Posted: 28th Feb 2013

Written by: Lulu Trask,

Bringing together industry professionals at the 2012 Global Superyacht Forum generated intelligent debate surrounding the training of today’s superyacht crew. Off the back of a day of candid discussion in Amsterdam surrounding the... Read More

MLC Ratification and its Impact on Crew Employment

Posted: 27th Feb 2013

Written by: Grant Atchison

Grant Atchison – Director at Moore Stephens IOM, considers the impact of MLC 2006 from an owner's perspective. Are owners being made adequately aware of these changes, and how will they effect crew employment? Read More

The Russian (Language) Revolution

Posted: 25th Feb 2013

Written by: Kevin Connor

Recent years have seen a surge in Russian-speaking superyacht owners and charterers, bringing with it a range of new demands for captains and crew. One is communicating with them, as on the whole Russians tend to speak little Eng... Read More

How to interview: both sides of the table

Posted: 22nd Feb 2013

Written by: Erica Lay

Lots of crew magazines offer helpful hints and advice on how to prepare and behave in a job interview, but not much consideration has been given on the other side of the table: how do you interview a potential crewmember? Read More

Advice for New Crew

Posted: 15th Jan 2013

Written by: Lizzie Irving

Every year we see a massive influx of green crew looking to make their mark in the industry and yachting forums seem to have the same topic posted weekly: “I am looking for my first position on board, where should I go, what shou... Read More

"May He Live in Interesting Times"

Posted: 13th Jan 2013

Written by: Paul Morter

The Chinese certainly had a knack for telling it like it is. And while we certainly don’t know exactly what the future holds, we do know that we are all living longer and as a result can look forward to many more years in retireme... Read More

Getting the most out of your crew agent

Posted: 10th Jan 2013

Written by: Erica Lay

In today´s yachting industry time is of the essence. Busy programmes and tight yard periods keep the pressure on the team. As yachts increase in size and complexity so must the crew. Sometimes a captain simply doesn’t have the t... Read More


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