Many new superyacht crew looking to join the industry often ask; “can couples get jobs on superyachts?”
The answer is yes, but often a different approach is required.

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Chartering in Spain 2015

Last year is was announced that after a few difficult chartering years, Spain was to once more “open” it’s doors to Non EU flagged yachts for chartering in its waters. Even permitting you to start and finish charters in their waters, should you have the wish (as long as you bring your piggy bank)!

If only things were that simple…
For many Captains and crew this summer, Spain has been likened to an invitation to a relaxing Sunday BBQ, only to be greeted by a disapproving Mother-in-Law. You just know you’re in for a hard time! Read more >>

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The warning shot!…..
July 29, 2015

We have all been guilty of pushing our bodies too far, especially when you are in the middle of the season, flat out and suddenly you get a “twinge”.. that warning shot!

Instead of throttling back, lying down and taking it easy, we tell ourselves “only another 3 weeks before the boss leaves” or ” I’ll get it looked at a the end of the charter” but how many of us do get it looked at?
A Captain recently got a twinge in his back carrying water onto the passarell in readiness for a charter. During the charter the twinge turned to pain in his lower back and by the end of the charter, it was hurting down into his hip and down his leg; not boding well for potential sciatic nerve damage. After the charter he had to move the boat but the pain was severe and had to pull into a port to get an emergency doctor aboard for an injection. Why did he not rest up, I hear you say? Because he had guests waiting for the next charter, he was under pressure… Read more >>

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The Lexus Hoverboard
July 28, 2015

The Lexus Hoverboard, is a prototype hoverboard created in collaboration with the Japanese make and some of the world’s leading experts in super conductive technology.

So how does this thing work? The Lexus Hoverboard functions by using a magnetic levitation through liquid nitrogen cooled superconductors and magnets, (down to -346 degrees Fahrenheit), allowing you to zip through the air.
Lexus have just released another video featuring the hoverboard. The latest, has pro skateboarder and “hoverboarder” Ross McGouran talking about the sensation of literally floating on air.

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When you gain your first job on a superyacht you have joined one of the most unique industries in the world. You have the opportunity to travel to exotic destinations, whilst aboard a luxury superyacht. Yet, there are other factors which need to be taken into consideration, for you to decide if yachting is for you.

Many new crew keen to gain a jobs on yachts will have many questions of where to start and this information is vital to ensure you start off on the right foot.


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