• MLC Ratification and its Impact on Crew Employment

    Posted: 27th February 2013 | Written by: Grant Atchison

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    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?
  • The Russian (Language) Revolution

    Posted: 25th February 2013 | Written by: Kevin Connor

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    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 English and feel more comfortable when addressed in their own language. So, Endeavour Languages, a communications company specialising in the superyacht industry, has decided to tackle this situation by offering basic Russian training to superyacht crew. The first “Russian for Yachties” courses are taking place in Palma next month at Aigua Sea School..
  • How to interview: both sides of the table

    Posted: 22nd February 2013 | Written by: Erica Lay

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    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?
  • Advice for New Crew

    Posted: 15th January 2013 | Written by: Lizzie Irving

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    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 should I do…” Given that we provide information to new crew daily, we thought that a simple list of Dos and Don’ts may come in handy! Read through our simple advice for crew who are new to the industry.
  • "May He Live in Interesting Times"

    Posted: 13th January 2013 | Written by: Paul Morter

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    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 retirement than previous generations. That’s both good news and bad news and it’s certainly not great news if you haven’t prepared. So what should you be doing? The first step is to start thinking about retirement and your later years so that you’ll be as comfortable as possible when the time comes. To do that you need to begin planning your financial future.
  • Getting the most out of your crew agent

    Posted: 10th January 2013 | Written by: Erica Lay

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    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 time to source individuals with the specialist skills and experience required. That´s ok though – that´s where people like me, the humble crew agent, come in.
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