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Curiuos about yachting?

Working on a yacht abroad

Having the world as your office, and get payed to travel

What is superyachting?

Superyachts are owned by wealthy individuals, who use the superyacht much like a summer house. Although the number of guests on board a superyacht (standard between 12-14) remains the same regardless of the size of the yacht, the number of crew can vary. Yachts can be anything from 30 meters to 130 meters, and a smaller yacht can have about 7 crew members, while a larger yacht can have up to 40 crew members onboard.

A superyacht is like a luxury hotel on the ocean, where the focus is on giving guests the best possible service and experience during their time onboard. It is often said that the yachts "chase the sun", which gives you as a crew on board the opportunity to travel to fantastic and exotic places. Popular destinations for yachts are the Mediterranean in the summer, and the Caribbean in the winter!

The most common entry positions on board a yacht are junior stewardess or junior deckhand. As a stewardess, you are involved in taking care of the interior of the yacht, and tasks can be divided into three sections - service, housekeeping and laundry. Service means that you are involved in making nice table decorations, making drinks, serving during meals and such. Housekeeping involves making beds, vacuuming cabins and cleaning. Laundry involves washing both guests' and crew's clothes.

 

 

As a deckhand, you are involved in taking care of the exterior of the yacht. You will drive the tenderboars, take care and assist the guests with watertoys, maintain and help out wiht repairs on the exterior and assist when docking and departning. 

If you have experience from another industry you might also be able to bring these skills onboard, and work in a combined role. On the exterior side, common “specialist areas" are usually carpenter / deckhand, personal trainer / deckhand, machinist / deckhand. On the interior side special skills within beauty are very popular, but also nurses, personal trainers, yoga instructors, nannys and such. 

It is a flexible job in the sense that you can work permanently (until you resign), a season, or shorter contracts for a shorter period. The starting salary is about 2500 - 3000 euro/month, an if you work on charter yachts you also have the opportunity to get generous sums with tips. It can be as much as SEK 3000 euro for a week's charter!

 

What is superyachting?

Superyachts are owned by wealthy individuals, who use the superyacht much like a summer house. Although the number of guests on board a superyacht (standard between 12-14) remains the same regardless of the size of the yacht, the number of crew can vary. Yachts can be anything from 30 meters to 130 meters, and a smaller yacht can have about 7 crew members, while a larger yacht can have up to 40 crew members onboard.

A superyacht is like a luxury hotel on the ocean, where the focus is on giving guests the best possible service and experience during their time onboard. It is often said that the yachts "chase the sun", which gives you as a crew on board the opportunity to travel to fantastic and exotic places. Popular destinations for yachts are the Mediterranean in the summer, and the Caribbean in the winter!

The most common entry positions on board a yacht are junior stewardess or junior deckhand. As a stewardess, you are involved in taking care of the interior of the yacht, and tasks can be divided into three sections - service, housekeeping and laundry. Service means that you are involved in making nice table decorations, making drinks, serving during meals and such. Housekeeping involves making beds, vacuuming cabins and cleaning. Laundry involves washing both guests' and crew's clothes.

​​As a deckhand, you are involved in taking care of the exterior of the yacht. You will drive the tenderboars, take care and assist the guests with watertoys, maintain and help out wiht repairs on the exterior and assist when docking and departning. 

If you have experience from another industry you might also be able to bring these skills onboard, and work in a combined role. On the exterior side, common “specialist areas" are usually carpenter / deckhand, personal trainer / deckhand, machinist / deckhand. On the interior side special skills within beauty are very popular, but also nurses, personal trainers, yoga instructors, nannys and such. 

It is a flexible job in the sense that you can work permanently (until you resign), a season, or shorter contracts for a shorter period. The starting salary is about 2500 - 3000 euro/month, an if you work on charter yachts you also have the opportunity to get generous sums with tips. It can be as much as SEK 3000 euro for a week's charter!

 

You are yachting material!

Kursen som förbereder dig för jobbet ombord en privatägd superyacht!


Utan rätt information och rätt verktyg kan yachting kännas som en krånglig bransch att få in en fot i. Det finns ingen, eller mycket lite, information på svenska, och det är lätt hänt att ta onödiga omvägar som enkelt kan undvikas om man har rätt kunskap från början. Yachting Sweden har därför satt ihop en endagskurs där vi i detalj går igenom den information du behöver för att så snabbt och smidigt som möjligt få ditt första jobb ombord. Vi går igenom precis vad du kan förvänta dig av branschen, och vad branschen kommer att förvänta sig av dig. Vi hjälper dig med ditt CV enligt branschstandard, och använder vårt eget breda kontaktnätverk för att underlätta för våra kursdeltagare hela vägen. Efter avslutad kurs kan det uppstå frågetecken längs vägen, då finns vi alltid tillgängliga för att reda ut dessa. Med vår introduktionskurs kommer du få med dig all info och de verktyg du behöver för att kunna landa ditt första jobb!

The introduction course that will prepare you for the job onboard

Utan rätt information och rätt verktyg kan yachting kännas som en krånglig bransch att få in en fot i. Det finns ingen, eller mycket lite, information på svenska, och det är lätt hänt att ta onödiga omvägar som enkelt kan undvikas om man har rätt kunskap från början. Yachting Sweden har därför satt ihop en endagskurs där vi i detalj går igenom den information du behöver för att så snabbt och smidigt som möjligt få ditt första jobb ombord. Vi går igenom precis vad du kan förvänta dig av branschen, och vad branschen kommer att förvänta sig av dig. Vi hjälper dig med ditt CV enligt branschstandard, och använder vårt eget breda kontaktnätverk för att underlätta för våra kursdeltagare hela vägen. Efter avslutad kurs kan det uppstå frågetecken längs vägen, då finns vi alltid tillgängliga för att reda ut dessa. Med vår introduktionskurs kommer du få med dig all info och de verktyg du behöver för att kunna landa ditt första jobb!

"The course is not only informative, its also nice to meet others that are planning on the same adventure"

Timmy

"I Recommend this course to everyone who are thinking about joining yachting. Such nice girls that are running this company, they will provide you with all the information you need!"

Fredrika

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Photos

Some photos from the physical course, and also from the life onboard. Check our gallery