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A group of graduates celebrating the completion of their Superyacht Stewardess course, demonstrating the reasons to undertake Superyacht Deckhand training or Stewardess training

5 reasons to train as a Superyacht Stewardess or Deckhand after graduating

After graduating from university, you’re likely to fall into one of two camps:

Either, you’ll have a plan in place ready to embark upon your chosen career path, or you’ll be unsure as to what you want to do next.

In either situation (although we are of course a little biased here at Flying Fish!), we would recommend completing Superyacht Deckhand training or Superyacht Stewardess training after you’ve graduated!

But what does this mean exactly, and why should you at least consider it

Superyacht Stewardesses and Deckhands doing work on a yacht during their gap year.

Why working on a Superyacht is the best way to spend your gap year

Planning on taking a gap year before starting university or your career? If so, working on a Superyacht as a Deckhand or Stewardess is undoubtedly the best way to spend it! Of course we may be a little biased here at Flying Fish (Superyacht training is, after all, what we do!), but in reality, working on a Superyacht covers a lot of different gap year “bases” (from travel to saving money and beyond), and will prepare you for your future, whatever it may be, in so many ways that you might not initially realise!

3 reasons to employ a seafarer’s tax specialist

If you work on a Superyacht, you are classed as a seafarer… and as a seafarer, you are required by law to complete an annual self-assessment seafarer’s tax return!

Explained: The penalties for not completing your seafarer’s self-assessment tax return

There’s so much to love about working on a Superyacht from the amazing places you’ll go, the awesome people you’ll meet, and the financial and experiential rewards in between! However, there’s one thing that most Deckhands and Stewardesses (among other Superyacht crew members) will agree isn’t their favourite part of the job...

Three Stewardesses off duty jumping from a Superyacht into the sea, representing how Superyacht jobs are similar to Below Deck.

Just how similar is working on a Superyacht to Below Deck?

Below Deck hit TV screens across the US in 2013.

If you’ve not seen it, Below Deck is an American reality TV show that follows a Superyacht crew as they live and work aboard privately owned vessels and travel across the globe.

The show re-surfaced to fame in August 2020 after being made available on Netflix (just in time to keep people entertained while under coronavirus lockdown restrictions) and since then, thousands of people have been inspired to train for Superyacht jobs

A Superyacht Deckhand reading a map with his supervisor, representing Superyacht Deckhand tips.

How to truly impress your Superyacht crew superiors as a Deckhand

Completing your training to become a Superyacht Deckhand is an impressive achievement… However, the work really begins once you step on that Superyacht for the first time as a qualified crew member!

A Stewardess on board a Superyacht after successfully completing Superyacht Stewardess training courses.

6 things you should know about being a Superyacht Stewardess 

If you’re reading this blog, then it’s probably safe to assume that you’re thinking seriously about working on board a Superyacht as a Stewardess! 

 Whether that’s because you’re looking for a fun and rewarding way to spend your gap year or because you’re aiming to fulfil your dreams of having a career on the ocean, becoming a Superyacht Stewardess is a truly fantastic path to take – as we’re sure the graduates from our Superyacht Stewardess training courses at Flying Fish

8 things your chosen Superyacht training course should include 

Once you’ve decided you’d like to work on a Superyacht, the next step is to choose your training course! 

There are lots of different courses to pick from out there, each with their own unique and amazing features – so it can understandably be tricky to decide between them. 

However, there are several different things that Superyacht crew training courses must absolutely include to fully prepare you for your career on the ocean and introduce you to the best job opportunities once

A view of the sunset from a Superyacht in summer, representing Superyacht industry jobs.

5 tips to survive (and thrive in) the superyacht summer season

At the time of writing, it’s May 2022, …Which means that we’re about to dive full swing into the summer Superyacht season! If you’re a newly qualified Superyacht Deckhand or Stewardess, this is a really exciting time. Your yacht is about to fill up with a range of exciting guests, and you’ll be getting hands on with a whole variety of tasks – all of which you’ll have been prepared for in your Superyacht training course!

A female Deckhand cleaning the side of a Superyacht, representing women in Superyacht Deckhand jobs.

I’m a woman… can I be a Superyacht Deckhand?

One of the most common questions we’re asked at Flying Fish is whether women can work in Superyacht Deckhand jobs. We’re (sadly) never too surprised by the question; if you’ve watched Below Deck, you may have noticed that the Superyacht Deckhands on board the yachts are typically male, while the Superyacht Stewardess role is usually carried out by women.

Two Superyacht Stewardesses undertaking Superyacht jobs in Europe.

How much do Stewardesses and Deckhands get paid?

This is perhaps one of the most common questions we’re asked here at Flying Fish about Superyacht jobs in Europe! We’ve mentioned it on several occasions, but aside from getting the chance to travel the world and make amazing friends for life, the pay is perhaps one of the best parts about working on a Superyacht.

A Flying Fish student riding a speedboat with a Union Jack flag in the background, representing a Superyacht Stewardess or Deckhand training course, UK

How to get a visa to train as a Stewardess or Deckhand in the UK

We get students from across the globe applying for our Superyacht training courses every year here at Flying Fish. However, depending on whereabouts you’re travelling from in the world to complete your Superyacht Stewardess or Deckhand training course in the UK, you might need to apply for a visa. Read on to find out whether you will need to apply for a visa to attend a Superyacht course in the UK, and if so, how to go about it…

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