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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.

Working on a Superyacht after Brexit

Working on a Superyacht after Brexit

Now that the UK has left the EU, free movement between Great Britain and the EU ended on 1st Jan 2021. With all the changes taking place how will working on a Superyacht after Brexit effect you?

Yacht Crew Recruitment During Coronavirus

To get the latest information about what is happening in the world of superyacht recruitment, we spoke to Lisa at YPI Crew, who runs our graduate recruitment days in Antibes.

STCW Extension

COVID-19: Extension to STCW update/refresher training

The MCA has written a contingency plan for those who find themselves unable to update their STCW certificates

Leaving armed forces superyachting

Leaving the Armed Forces

Michael, a former Royal Marine made the tough decision to leave the armed forces and now works as a Deckhand on a Superyacht.

An Alternative Career for Cabin Crew

From Cabin Crew to working on a luxury Superyacht, Kelly shares her journey to success and why she decided to become a Superyacht Stewardess.

Not Going to Uni? Alternative Career Paths

If you are not going to uni and are looking for some ideas on what to do next then our feature on the working on Superyachts may be of interest

An example of an ENG1 Medical certificate, demonstrating part of how to get a job on Superyachts. 

What if I fail my ENG1 medical

If you have recently completed an ENG1 medical and have failed the Ishihara test which tests colour vision then don't give up hope as there is another test that can be completed which may prove helpful

Life working in the superyacht industry

Life working in the Superyacht industry

We caught up with ex-student Charlotte Fox who had an interesting start to her life in the Superyacht Industry. Charlotte, who was new to yachting industry spent two weeks training with Flying Fish in March 2017, we were keen to see how she got on!

French sailor breaks around the world solo record

François Gabart finished his circuit of the globe in a time of 42 days, 16 hours, 40 minutes and 35 seconds.

107 Yachts to start Sydney Hobart 2017

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.