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Want a Dream Career? Get a Job on a Yacht!
If you're the "outdoorsy" type, prefer to work on a team, have a positive attitude and are a confirmed "people-person," you may fit right in as part of a yacht crew. Though jobs on most yachts are seasonal or part-time (depending on when someone rents it for a cruise), you will gain an incredible amount of experience while sailing your work days away.
A few yacht crew jobs include the following:
You can apply for positions with private yachts; exploration ships that travel far and wide; commercial vessels; or megayachts and superyachts, liners or tankers. But, where do you find these jobs, anyway?
There are several yacht crew-finder services for vessel owners and employers around the world. Remember, this is a global industry, and though you'll have full decision-making authority on things like what kind of vessel you'd like to sail on and when you're available to crew, things like salaries or whether you will work a working holiday yacht cruise or as a voluntary crew member are largely non-negotiable, particularly for entry-level jobs.
You can also work on shore-based jobs related to the yachting industry, such as outfitters or suppliers for deck and overall yacht needs like linen services or glassware.
And think about this: You pretty much get to decide ahead of time whether you'd prefer to work on Carver yachts, Catalina yachts, Seaward Yachts, Pershing Yachts, or pal up with a few friends on the ship of your choice. The other good thing about yacht employment is that, because it is seasonal work, for the most part, there is a lot of turnover, so you won't have to "paddle the waters" very long while looking for a job!
Another good tip to know is that vessel owners are usually very generous and pay their crew very good (tax-free) wages, along with job "perks" such as the obvious, like travel expenses and great accommodations, plus a free vacation!!
David Dunlap is the owner and founder of Only For Yachts, an online resource for everything related to yachts. Visit http://onlyforyachts.com to get information on yacht charters, yachts for sale and also sign up for the free yachting newsletter.
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