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Coronavirus – Live Yachting Updates

While parts of Europe are seeing more restrictions, many of the traditional winter charter destinations are looking to ease COVID-19 lockdown regulations and prepare for their tourist season. Below is a guide of the most recent information regarding the lifting of restrictions on yachting and travel for popular winter resorts.  While this page will be …

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Superyachts and Cruise Liners at V&A Waterfront

BLUE CAPE ONLINE WEBINAR SERIES  |  Session 2  Alderman James Vos, Mayoral Committee Member for Economic Opportunities and Asset Management, cordially invites you to the launch of Blue Cape at the upcoming Superyachts and Cruise Liners at V&A Waterfront virtual event. The Superyachts and Cruise Liners at V&A Waterfront webinar, taking place on Thursday, 26 Nov …

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10 Things Nobody Tells You About Being a Superyacht Stewardess

From a Stew to Future Stews, here are 10 things no one tells you before you become a superyacht stewardess…⁣ As a Superyacht Stewardess, you will laugh until you cry and cry until you laugh some days as you are challenged physically, mentally and emotionally. Remember to be kind to yourself.⁣ You quickly develop a new love for …

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What captains think… and what they need

Captain Mike Conquest discusses bolstering the standard of professionalism among crew. One of the biggest concerns I have about the industry concerns the professional standard of the crew – and the crew agents who purport to represent them. When looking at potential crew, especially new entries into the profession, it seems they have very high expectations, …

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What is the status of the superyacht crew employment market?

What new opportunities are emerging, and who is hiring in which sector. At present there is a topic of high interest across businesses worldwide, further to the consequences of COVID-19, regarding not only existing job security, but also recruitment, what new opportunities are emerging, and who is hiring in which sector of the superyacht crew employment …

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COVID-19 testing for superyacht crews in the Carribean

St. Maarten’s Yacht Club Isle de Sol is setting up a testing clinic specifically for the maritime industry. With the Caribbean cruising season fast approaching, the local yachting community is starting to make preparations to welcome superyachts to the region in a COVID-19 world. In light of the limited laboratory resources in the region, marinas …

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Improving recruitment efficiency within the superyacht sphere

Yotspot announces a new layer of technology to its online yachting application process. Yotspot has revealed a new layer of technology to its online yachting application process, which it believes will be a personal but remote method of pairing up the right candidate with the right yachting opportunity and improving superyacht recruitment.   Pre-recorded video interviews are now the method …

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The Superyacht Training Academy is Open For Business!

The newly launched Superyacht Training Academy – a partnership collaboration between the V&A Waterfront, the Superyacht Culinary Academy and the Ocean Star Sailing Academy – is dedicated to developing the essential skills required by superyacht crew.