Working in the Superyacht industry.
We caught up ex-student Charlotte Fox who has had some start to her life in the Superyacht Industry. Charlotte, who was new to yachts spent two weeks training with Flying Fish in March 2017, we were keen to see how she got on?
What made you join the Super yacht Industry?
I decided to join the yachting industry as someone I knew was about to go looking for work as a Deckhand and they mentioned that there must be
A French sailor has set a new world record for the fastest solo round-the-world navigation, beating the previous time by more than six days.
François Gabart finished his circuit of the globe in a time of 42 days, 16 hours, 40 minutes and 35 seconds.
He completed the journey non-stop, confined to his trimaran sailing yacht since 4 November.
Gabart broke the record set by his countryman Thomas Coville last year.
The record was held at one stage by Dame Ellen MacArthur.
This year will be the 73rd Rolex Sydney Hobart, the races promises so much with 107 yachts currently scheduled to cross the start line in Sydney Harbour on the 26 December.
The race pits the world’s very best elite sailing yachts against each other to make it from Sydney to Hobart in the fastest time possible. Depending on the size and shape the race will take anywhere between a day and up to three full days.
The race will have 30 international entrants
At Flying Fish we get a lot of questions about STCW, What STCW is all about and why do I need STCW? What is the difference between STCW, STCW 95 and STCW 2010? To help understand what STCW is all about we thought we would explain STCW and why you need it.
What does STCW stand for?
STCW stands for ‘Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping’. STCW came into force in 1978 as Governments agreed to standardise training around the world. STCW
The Flying Fish Superyacht Deckhand programme has been updated for 2018 with the addition of two new elements. The course we offer gives you the essential qualifications required to enter the Superyacht industry as a Deckhand.
Working on a Superyacht allows you access to a completely different lifestyle; you’ll be berthing in some of the most luxurious marinas and visiting some of the most famous destinations all around the world. The average salary for a new Deckhand, Steward or Stewardess ranges from €1,800
The best jobs are the ones that don’t feel like work and that’s certainly true of a career in the Superyacht industry.
After all, you get to travel to far-flung destinations, hang out with celebrities and the pay is fantastic.
It’s no wonder you’re considering a career in yachting, but you’re probably wondering what you need to do to get started. Hopefully, this guide will provide you with all the essential information.
What qualifications do I need?
If you want to work on superyachts
We have been catching up with one of our students from one of last year’s STCW Superyacht Deck Crew Training Courses Hannah Brown to see how she has found her first year in the Superyacht industry.
Hannah told us that she had been getting on brilliantly, “I am still working in the industry and I LOVE it” says Hannah.
“I started out in Antibes last year (2016) late July early August and picked up for short term temp contract work relatively quickly.
I recently attended an RYA dinghy instructor course on Sydney Harbour run by Flying Fish, and to say I learnt something would be an understatement, I learnt a tremendous amount.