Maximising success on Yotspot
Quay Crew
by Bekah Edenbrow
4d ago
The deepest recorded ocean depth is 10,935m, a number which isn’t too far off the number of yacht crew applications we get for each Yotspot job we post. I get it, when looking for your first or next role onboard, it is easy to fall into the trap of ‘quantity over quality’, applying for each advert that mentions Deckhand, Stew or whatever role you are looking for, regardless of whether or not you possess the relevant experience or qualifications. After all, in a market saturated with opportunities, it might seem like a numbers game—apply to enough positions, and eventually, something will stick ..read more
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Superyacht jobs market update – Q1 2024
Quay Crew
by Charlotte Flake
1w ago
As we come to the end of the first quarter of 2024, Quay Crew has enjoyed one of its busiest periods ever in the superyacht jobs market! There was a 27% increase in candidate registrations, 13% more placements made and a 10% rise in the average monthly salary across the board, now sitting at €5,869. Permanent jobs were more prevalent this quarter, making up 9 out of 10 placements compared to 78% in Q4 2023. Senior superyacht jobs jumped from 22.5% to over a third too, which is reflective in the salary. In terms of size, exactly half of the placements were onboard 60-79m superyachts, with 90m ..read more
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Are you a multitasking or task-switching superyacht leader?
Quay Crew
by Guest Article
3w ago
Former Captain-turned-executive coach, Brendan P O’Brien, discusses one of the main challenges of being a superyacht leader – multitasking. There are days as a Captain where structure and planning prevail. Then there are those days when, as a superyacht leader, I would feel stretched thin; trying my best to delegate and multitask my way through the work. We can all recognise these days – those that start off so well and then a simple a knock at the door or a telephone call, a message or email, requires our immediate attention. Some days I would have space for this and on another, I might not ..read more
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Communicating with yacht crew agencies 101
Quay Crew
by Tom Rose
1M ago
I have spent the past six years working in crew recruitment and have made hundreds of placements in this time, but it still strikes me how very few people know how to effectively communicate with yacht crew agencies. This is true not just with yacht crew candidates, but also clients, and this blog highlights what we need from you in order to maximise success in both your job and candidate search. Yacht crew candidates Pre-placement Effective communication with yacht crew agencies is first and foremost about honesty. Be completely transparent about what you are looking for in your next role as ..read more
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Yacht ETO vs. AV/IT – which do you need?
Quay Crew
by Alice Hay
1M ago
The world of superyachts is a fascinating realm where luxury meets cutting-edge technology. Among the key players ensuring the seamless integration of sophisticated electronic systems are the Electro-Technical Officers (ETO) and Audio-Visual/Information Technology (AV/IT) Officers. Modern superyachts are marvels of engineering, featuring advanced systems and amenities that rival those of luxury hotels and entertainment complexes. From state-of-the-art navigation and communication systems to high-end entertainment setups, technology is at the heart of the superyacht experience. As the demand fo ..read more
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Crew mental health – The state of the superyacht sector 2024
Quay Crew
by Charlotte Flake
1M ago
The superyacht sector is moving in the right direction when it comes to crew mental health, albeit at a snail’s pace according our latest survey. Following the 2021 survey among 1,000+ crew, we repeated the research in an attempt to monitor whether any headway is being made. The new survey, which collected almost 900 responses at the latter end of 2023, reveals that more yachts are putting policies, practices and services in place to support crew who may suffer from poor mental health. However, these top-level efforts are yet to have a significant impact on overall crew wellbeing, with very s ..read more
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Yacht crew moving shoreside – crunching the numbers
Quay Crew
by Jasmin Gosling
2M ago
If you’re currently enjoying life as yacht crew but have been pondering the idea, and even opportunities, to move to a similar role on land, there’s a lot to think about. And as someone who has made this transition myself (into a private household role), one of the biggest considerations is how it will impact you financially. Usually, life onboard comes with an attractive and often tax-free salary, little time to spend it and food and accommodation provided while you are working. Although not always seen as perks, you’ll soon come to realise you may have taken these things for granted once you ..read more
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Exposure to tender driving: what all Deckhands dreams of?
Quay Crew
by Tommy Hutchins
2M ago
As a crew recruitment agent, I’m naturally in contact with a large number of Deckhands on a weekly basis, and there’s a been a pattern emerging when it comes to why they want to move on. Of course, there are often a multitude of different reasons for Deckhands wanting to explore new opportunities, but it’s becoming increasingly the case that boredom and lack of exposure to more deck activities is a key motivation. We all know that the more mundane and laborious tasks are inevitably a big part of the job, but are senior Deckhands and Chief Officers missing the boat (pardon the pun) in terms of ..read more
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Superyacht jobs market update – Q4 2023
Quay Crew
by Charlotte Flake
3M ago
The final quarter of 2023 turned out to be a busy one for the superyacht jobs market, with a 39% increase in the number of placements made. It was the larger yachts that dominated the job market again, with one in three of our placements being made onboard 90m+ superyachts, and a quarter of roles were senior. These factors may have contributed to the slight average salary increase of 4%, taking the monthly average across all departments to €5,336. Following on from the previous quarter, there was a similar number of temporary placements made and the percentage split of jobs across all departm ..read more
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Interview questions to ask as a Captain candidate
Quay Crew
by Tim Clarke
4M ago
Interviewing as an employer is one thing, but as a Captain candidate, there are great questions you can ask at interview too. I currently coach / advise two or three… You do not have the correct level of subscription to access this content.  The post Interview questions to ask as a Captain candidate appeared first on Quay Crew ..read more
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