Further information and help for you
Other career information can be found at:
Dockwalk Magazine: This is a great magazine for crew. It has really helpful topics and general crew and yachting information. I registered for the emails and magazines (available free online). Excellent information for getting an insight into the industry. Click to visit Dockwalk Magazine
Anther useful magazine aimed for crew is the following:
Other websites that may be of help:
Crew Grapevine in Antibes. Good, clean, nice showers, internet, wash facilities etc., (see the website). The owners are helpful and professional. They now own two crew houses, the Portside and the Seaside. Click here for more information
Glamorgan: Also has a very good name in the industry. More information.
Seafarers tax rules by the tax office (HMRC). Tax rules click here
I used SK Tax to deal with declaring my earnings for tax purposes at the recommendation of my Captain. I found them very helpful and knowledgeable. More information on their services, click here
You will determine which agents you prefer and find most efficient. The first two agent links listed were the ones I favoured. Everyone will have different views and preferences based on personality and experience and your relationship with that particular agent. It is advisable to register with each agency online before you leave. Most of the agencies use an online system on which you will need to register, showing you are looking for work. You should login at least two days when there. After meeting your agent it is advisable to keep contact weekly.
The recruitment agencies are as follows, click on their names to be directed to their sites
UK based Crew Agent: Super Yacht Crew (SYC)
UK Based Training:
I chose the most convenient location for me and went with Cornish Cruising, who ran a good course with a well organised and efficient format.
South of France:
Blue Water run training courses but you would be advised to book before you leave as can get busy
More information on courses see More Information
For your local provider you may find it at the following site helpful, click here
THE SUPERYACHT MARKET:
Top 100 Super yachts: click here to view latest top 100 yachts
Ben Proctor the creator of this website has also written a comprehensive guide to further enhance your knowledge of this industry and to help you stand out with your job search.
"Work on a Super Yacht: The Beginners Guide" it is an essential read for anyone thinking of working on a super yacht.
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