• The 5 Best Scuba Diving Accessories

    Posted: 23rd December 2016 | Written by: Zahra Pettican

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    Scuba diving is one of the most rewarding activities you can do during a luxury yacht charter but it also presents unique dangers, and divers rely heavily on their training and equipment to keep them safe. Whether a novice or a seasoned diver, here are five great accessories you won't want to be without.
  • Alternative Route to OOW (Yachts under 3,000GT)

    Posted: 3rd November 2016 | Written by: Lars Lippuner

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    Since the RYA Yachtmaster Offshore certificate of competency (CoC) is a command certificate for small craft, the RYA insists that at least half the qualifying 2,500 nautical miles have been acquired on a small vessel under 24m and 200GT. However, as tis makes it difficult for deckhands to progress to an OOW (Yachts under 3000GT) if all their sea time was acquired on large yachts, the MCA has created an alternative route.
  • Girls on Deck: Female Exterior & Engineering Crew

    Posted: 3rd June 2016 | Written by: Robyn Santa Maria

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    Luxury yachting has long been an industry in which men have traditionally held deck and engineering roles while women have automatically filled stewardess and interior positions. However, thanks to passionate women – and men – who are keen to see a change, a ground shift for gender equality in yachting has begun.
  • Superyacht Crew Giving Back

    Posted: 1st May 2016 | Written by: Lauren Williams

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    As yacht crew, sometimes we forget just how fortunate we are. The positions we are in are well paid and we have few, or no, responsibilities outside of the yacht. We make a lot of money which we sometimes spend unwisely, and when we have free time it’s usually spent equally so.
  • Dropped in at the Deep End

    Posted: 15th January 2016 | Written by: Eugene the Deckie

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    Not many places are as captivating as a boat’s bridge at 3am. It’s here, four coffees and six packs of M&Ms deep, the world’s most intriguing problems are debated while steaming into the darkness. Why hasn’t the see-through toaster caught on? Would you rather have no arms or no legs? If the owners turned out to be your real parents, would you still eat with the crew?
  • On Par with the Boss

    Posted: 8th December 2015 | Written by: Eugene the Deckie

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    Failing to clear the ladies tee is the biggest faux pas a male golfer can make, and it’s a very real possibility every time I put driver to ball. So imagine my state of mind as I prepare to tee off in front of the boss, one of China’s more wealthy individuals and an extremely well travelled golfer, for the first time.
  • Dear Yachty

    Posted: 20th August 2014 | Written by: Lisa Dijkshoorn

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    I just want to take this moment to write this down, as there are some things I'd like to highlight about our lives in this industry. Go ahead, read. Let me know what you think.
  • How to Survive a Six-Week Charter

    Posted: 9th July 2014 | Written by: Ed Thomas

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    Ed Thomas guides us through how to survive the stress and absurdities of a long charter, from how to keep yourself positive to the benefits of speaking in a West Country accent.
  • The Do's and Don'ts of Dockwalking

    Posted: 29th May 2014 | Written by: Ed Thomas

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    Almost all newcomers to the yachting industry will have to dockwalk; it's almost a rite of passage. Here are some hints by Ed Thomas on how to raise your chances of success.
  • Girls on Deck: One of the Boys

    Posted: 30th April 2014 | Written by: Lisa Dijkshoorn

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    Stewardesses often tell me they would love to work on deck.In some girls I definitely see the potential, in others not so much. I think they see my tan, and how much fun it appears to be, but it hasn't always been that easy.
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