Deck Crew Matters
Thursday March 30, 2017


Read more ...Landing a job to become part of a yacht crew is no easy feat and the process can be daunting. You will compete with other candidates, some of whom may be more experienced than you, potentially more able or more at ease than you.

Read more ...Yacht Rating or Deck Rating Certificate - Merchant Shipping Notice (MSN) 1862 - Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA)

The Yacht Rating or Deck Rating Certificate, as it is sometimes called, is a newer qualification gained through experience and sea time.
The candidate must have completed the Yacht Rating Training Record Book (Annex B) in at least 6 months seagoing service on vessels of at least 15m in load line length. This seagoing service can be reduced to 2 months when undertaking 'special training', i.e. when following an MNTB course or MCA approved course.

Read more ...It can be disheartening and demotivating and might very often seem like a fruitless effort, but it is the way that so many people get their start.

Read more ...Find below a sample of a Resume (CV) for the yacht crew members.

Read more ...Considering the excessive cost of having a yacht painted these days it pays to stay on top of your yachts paint and gel-coat surfaces. Two of the biggest offenders are:

Read more ...The deckhand will carry out his/her duties and responsibilities under the direction and authority of the Captain and the Deck officers.
He/She will also be required to carry out other duties relating to the safe running of the yacht from an Engineering Officer, and the Helicopter Pilot.

Read more ...Cause: Dirt on the surface of fenders causing abrasion to the paint underneath

Read more ...This is to give you guys an idea of what my life as a deckhand is like onboard the charter boat.

Read more ...Mooring line types and resistance

Read more ...During the paint process:

Read more ...You got a lot of products to keep it in good condition:

Read more ...To inflate a fender, deflate as much as you can the fender to slide over the sock.

Read more ...Here after are 2 common types of chain marking.

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Questions of the Month

- Why an additional paragraph social media policy should be added to the crew contract ?

- Why many experienced captains are never given a chance to get a position on a 30+ m ?

- What is really covering your yacht crew member insurance ?

- During the season, is there enough time for safety drills and training ?

- Can Captains count on duty crew members at dock in case of emergency ?



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