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News and Features

All the latest news and features from Flying Fish.

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

26th July 2022

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

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

How to truly impress your Superyacht crew superiors as a Deckhand

19th July 2022

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!

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

6 things you should know about being a Superyacht Stewardess 

21st June 2022

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

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

8 things your chosen Superyacht training course should include 

14th June 2022

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

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

16th May 2022

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!

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

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

3rd May 2022

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.

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

How much do Stewardesses and Deckhands get paid?

20th April 2022

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.

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Two Superyacht Stewardesses undertaking Superyacht jobs in Europe.

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

11th April 2022

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

The Superyacht crew hierarchy explained

14th March 2022

When you first start looking for Superyacht crew jobs, you’ll most likely be considering becoming a Deckhand or Stewardess. These are two of the most popular entry point roles into a Superyacht career, and – as we never tire of saying here at Flying Fish – promise an abundance of benefits and incredible experiences!

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Superyacht Stewardesses under the supervision of a Chief Stewardess, representing the hierarchy of Superyacht crew jobs.

What makes a truly successful Superyacht Deckhand?

11th March 2022

There are few careers more rewarding than that of a Superyacht Deckhand! When you become a Superyacht Deckhand, you’ll have the world (well, ocean!) at your feet, and years ahead of you to explore different parts of the globe, make some amazing friends for life, and earn a fantastic wage!

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A Superyacht Deckhand celebrating their success.

What qualifications do you need to work on a Superyacht?

15th February 2022

Whilst Superyacht jobs are (of course) among the best in the world, they do have a few similarities with your average 9-5-er… …Namely, in that there are specific qualifications you’ll need to have in order to be considered for a role...

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Proficiency in security awareness

How to successfully pitch Stewardess or Deckhand training to your parents

3rd February 2022

So, you’ve decided to train as a Superyacht Deckhand or Stewardess! This is perhaps one of the most exciting decisions you’ll ever make, and you’ve got so much to look forward to on your Stewardess and Deckhand training programs.

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Students completing their STCW Safety Training as part of their Superyacht Stewardess and Deckhand training programs
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