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ACREW's Professional Progression Courses a Huge Success

Posted: 5th Nov 2014

Written by: ACREW

ACREW is pleased to announce that the 2nd edition of ACREW & STP’s Continuous Professional Progression Courses were a roaring success. This event, in collaboration with STP, took place on 23rd & 24th October and brought together c... Read More

The Crew Coach: Five Interview Questions Not to Ask

Posted: 31st Oct 2014

Written by: Alison Rentoul

We’ve all been there at some point in our careers: seated opposite the interviewer while they fire questions at you left, right and centre. At the same time, you’re trying to say all the right things and give a good impression, bu... Read More

Seven Ways Yacht Crew Hold Themselves Back

Posted: 30th Oct 2014

Written by: Alison Rentoul

It's easy to lose your spark after a few hectic seasons in yachting and lose sight of your goals. If this is happening to you, take some time to reconnect with your bigger picture. Read More

How Yacht Crew can Use Social Media for Networking

Posted: 17th Oct 2014

Written by: Alison Rentoul

Networking doesn’t just have to be done face-to-face. Thanks to the Internet and the many social media platforms that have popped up in the past decade, we can now expand our networks worldwide. Read More

Hate Networking? Here's how to Become Better Connected

Posted: 24th Sep 2014

Written by: Alison Rentoul

Show season is on and it’s time to get networking! But even the most confident people can be shy about their networking ability. So how can you become better connected and expand your network if you feel uncomfortable about it? Read More

Q&A: Steve Crawford of Yotspot Crew Placement

Posted: 19th Sep 2014

Written by: OnboardOnline

Starting a business is always a challenge. But doing it while still working as crew on a superyacht is a whole new ball game. OnboardOnline recently caught up with Steve Crawford, founder of the crew agency,, to hear a... Read More

Rating Your Yacht: A Dangerous Game?

Posted: 11th Sep 2014

Written by: Lauren Wiliams

There’s little to no information listed about yacht ownership in the public domain, and most crew join a boat 'blind'. However, this year has seen the emergence of a few sites with the intention of 'rating yachts'. Lauren Williams... Read More

The Crew Coach: Building Onboard Relationships for Success

Posted: 26th Aug 2014

Written by: Alison Rentoul

When you’re working your way up the yachting career ladder, your ability to manage relationships with people around you directly impacts the amount of influence and respect you command. Read More

Yacht Crew: Are You Being Too Difficult?

Posted: 7th Aug 2014

Written by: Alison Rentoul

We’re getting into that part of the season now when tempers start to fray and patience is wearing thin. Getting along with people is all very well in theory…but when the chips are down and people are tired, almost all yachting rel... Read More

Yacht Crew Salary Guide

Posted: 18th Jul 2014

Written by: OnboardOnline

To accompany the launch of our new Jobs Board, below is a brief description of the role of each crew member, with average salaries listed. Please be aware that both roles and salaries vary from boat to boat and this should not be... Read More

Working in Cross-Cultural Crews On Board

Posted: 10th Jul 2014

Written by: Rose Jolis

The multicultural nature of the yachting community is a gift that is often taken for granted, and perhaps some hurtful or even dangerous behaviours have crept in with this cultural shift. Read More

Third Module of The Stewardess Bible Series Now Available

Posted: 23rd Jun 2014

Written by: Kylie O'Brien

Explaining the art and science of housekeeping, “The Stewardess Bible’s Guide to Housekeeping Perfection” hones in on misjudgements that can be costly. Read More

Yacht Crew: Are You Really Ready to Move Ashore?

Posted: 13th Jun 2014

Written by: Rose Jolis

It’s not an easy transition onto land. For most us ‘yachties’ it’s the light at the end of the tunnel: to live in your own place, have your own big bed, maybe a pet. Read More

Crew Agency or no Crew Agency: That is the Question.

Posted: 6th Jun 2014

Written by: Alison Rentoul

When hiring crew for the season it can be tricky to decide the best way to find the best people. Is it worth the effort of sourcing them ourselves, or should we stick to working with crew agencies? Read More

Why Values are an Important Factor in Recruitment

Posted: 28th May 2014

Written by: Alison Rentoul

Have you ever wondered why you get along with some people and not others – or why some crew members instantly click with the team while others just never seem to blend in? The answer is values. Values are the big WHY behind everyt... Read More

New Documentary Explores Recruitment of Domestic Staff

Posted: 17th May 2014

Written by: Studio Lambert

Studio Lambert, an independent UK television production company is researching a documentary for Channel 4 about the recruitment of domestic staff for private homes. Read More

PYA Sea Changes Seminar: A Summary

Posted: 16th May 2014

Written by: PYA

At this year's PYA Sea Changes seminar in Antibes, Captain Roger Towner made clear that the UK Government was fully implementing the Maritime Labour Convention 2006 from the 7th August 2014. Read More

Yacht Crew Recruitment: How to Spot Flakers and Fakers

Posted: 7th May 2014

Written by: Alison Rentoul

As the first guest trips and charters draw closer, don’t be tempted to rush your recruitment process – making a poor hiring decision could cost you dearly as the season goes on! Read More

Five Things We Can All Learn from New Superyacht Crew

Posted: 30th Apr 2014

Written by: Alison Rentoul

Those of us who've been in yachting for a while can often feel a bit sorry for some of the new crew arriving... but perhaps there are a few things we can learn from them too. Read More

The Crew Coach Relaunches Free Talks for New Crew

Posted: 22nd Apr 2014

Written by: Alison Rentoul

Announcing the return of The Crew Coach's weekly free talks for new crew in Antibes. The talks will take place from the 25 March to the 13th May* at 5pm at The Hopstore. Read More

Crew Recruitment: Why you Should Hire Character and Train Skill

Posted: 22nd Apr 2014

Written by: Alison Rentoul

No amount of skill and knowledge can compensate for rudeness, arrogance or laziness. Like it or lump it, the people who get far in yachting are those with a positive attitude. Read More

Five Great Transferable Skills for New Stews

Posted: 16th Apr 2014

Written by: Alison Rentoul

So you’re starting out as a junior stew. You’re young and enthusiastic… but your CV is looking a little unexciting. Here are five ideas for transferable skills you might already have up your sleeve. Read More

The Implications of the MLC 2006 in a Legal SEA

Posted: 9th Apr 2014

Written by: Sarah Laty, Camper & Nicholsons

You saved up and sweated through the STCW 95. You booked your flight to Antibes, finally got a spot in a good crew house. You waded through countless agency registrations and met a few good crew agents. Read More

Top 10 Yachting CV Mistakes

Posted: 26th Mar 2014

Written by: Alison Rentoul

I’m being inundated with yachting CV enquiries at the moment so I thought it might help if I put together a list for you of the top 10 mistakes I see in CVs and how to avoid them. Read More

Yacht Crew: Are You Going to Step Up This Season?

Posted: 13th Mar 2014

Written by: Alison Rentoul

The weather is finally warming up here on the Cote d’Azur and as Spring springs into action it seems people consider this the perfect time to spring-clean their career as well. Read More

The Crew Coach: Finding Your Flow at Work

Posted: 3rd Mar 2014

Written by: Alison Rentoul

Many people, (myself included), spend their early adult years bimbling through life having a good time without putting too much thought into where their choices are taking them. Read More

The Crew Coach: Tough Ways to Tackle Procrastination

Posted: 3rd Mar 2014

Written by: Alison Rentoul

Continuing our series on procrastination this week, I’m addressing two root causes that not only result in procrastination but which can negatively impact our productivity in all sorts of ways. Read More

The Crew Coach: How to Shake off Procrastination Once and for All

Posted: 24th Feb 2014

Written by: Alison Rentoul

In the final article in my series on procrastination I’m going to tackle two of the biggest root causes that could be holding you back from getting things done. Read More

Q&A: Nicky Andre of Hemisphere Crew Solutions

Posted: 21st Feb 2014

Written by: OnboardOnline

Nicky Andre from Hemisphere Crew Solutions talks about joining the industry, meeting Richard Branson, and the challenge in creating a bespoke crew headhunting agency in the superyacht industry. Read More

The Crew Coach: Two More Solutions to Prevent Procrastination

Posted: 12th Feb 2014

Written by: Alison Rentoul

While perfectionism can really help when it comes to detailing yachts, being a perfectionist can also be a massive hindrance to starting longer term projects. Read More


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