Ben Dunne left his job in London, completed his Deckhand Course with us and has gone on to forge a career in the incredible and exciting super yacht industry.
Nikita Sutton recently made the switch, leaving her accounting career to pursue adventure and get out of the Monday - Friday routine. Here is her story....
In September 2019, Flying Fish organised the first ever RYA Windsurf Foiling Instructor Course abroad in Vassiliki, Greece.
The best gap year companies mostly specialise in a particular niche industry, but they all help with organising and fulfilling your gap year experience.
A Junior Deckhand salary will start from around €2,000 per month. Factors determining a Deckhands salary including experience, qualifications and skills.
There is superyacht work out there for couples, with the right attitude and perseverance, you will be able to find work and start a new exciting career.
You probably won’t have too many opportunities in life to take a full year off of your education or career and undertake some life changing gap year activities.
The first graduates of our new Yachtmaster Power Course came away with certificates in hand and anticipated excitement in the progression of their superyacht career.
We’re not saying it will be as easy for you as it would be for a more experienced person, but there are still loads of opportunities if you know where – and how – to look for them.
The average age people start a career on a yacht is between 22 and 35 years old. However, 40+ year olds can also find work but it may be initially a little harder.
Superyacht salaries start from €2,000 a month for Deckhands and Stewardesses, rising to €4,000+ for more senior roles. A Captain can make €16,000+ per month, depending on the size of the Superyacht.
A whole gap year travelling without earning money is not realistic for most people. You will need to find some money to help you along your journey. We are here to help.