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Superyacht CV Guide

As an inexperienced crew member seeking your first job on board a superyacht, it is imperative to have a good CV. Yacht crew CV's are very different from those used in the traditional business world. It is important to make sure your CV professional and relevant.

We highly recommend you follow the tips below, but don’t be afraid to make some adjustments that reflect your personality and style. It is important to strike a balance between being unique and professional.

Yacht Crew CV Photograph:

Your photograph is an important aspect of your CV. Unlike other industries, your CV will most likely be completely ignored without a photograph. Vessel owners and captains like to hire presentable crew members and it is important to portray the correct image in your photograph. Here are a few guidelines to follow:

  • The photograph should be placed in the top corner of the CV.
  • It should in colour, be a JPEG file and less than 500KB.
  • Your head and shoulders should be visible in the photo and you should ideally be wearing a white or blue polo shirt or a shirt with epaulettes.
  • Your hair should be neat and presentable.
  • No hats, caps, sunglasses or large earrings.
  • Look professional and friendly – SMILE.
  • You should take the photograph with the sea or a marina in the background.
  • You should be clean-shaven although there may be exceptions to this based on your role. Generally, guests facing staff should be clean-shaven.

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Yacht Crew CV Tips

  • Keep it concise. The CV should be no longer than two pages (1 page if you have minimal industry experience). Short and sweet is the trick here – potential employers will be reading through numerous CVs and don’t want to read unnecessary information.
  • Ensure your qualifications, location, passport/visas and availability are clearly visible.
  • Always spell-check your CV! Allow family and friends proofread it to make sure it is grammatically correct.
  • Write professionally and do not use slang.
  • Always print your CV out before sending it off, sometimes the layout and format may appear different once printed. Most potential employers will print out the CVs they are interested in – make sure you are happy with the printed version.
  • NEVER LIE on your CV – some crew may be tempted to lie on their CVs in order to appear more experienced. Interviewers and employers are able to tell and you will be caught out.
  • List all relevant experience and/or transferrable skills from your previous careers and/or upbringing.
  • When applying for a job online you should attach a cover letter along with your CV.
  • You will often hand your CV out whilst ‘dock walking’, it can be a good idea to staple a business card to your CV and to hand your CV out in a plastic sleeve.
  • Save your CV under a professional file name, eg. John Smith CV, as it will appear that way for potential employers to download.
  • Ensure the name in your email address is sensible.
  • Get feedback and help from professional yachting CV services.

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Create a yacht CV by using the template provided below. This template is appropriate for deckhands, steward(ess)s, yacht chefs, engineers as well as other roles. Remember to export your yachting resume into PDF before applying for yacht jobs.

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Have you ever missed out on a job opportunity and wished you could find out what really goes through the minds of superyacht heads of department and recruitment agents? Here’s your chance to find out! Learn what qualities senior crew leaders are looking for in team members, and get into the right frame of mind when you’re writing your CV and preparing for interviews!

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  • How to turn a yacht daywork into a full-time role – practical advice from leaders
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Here’s a sample of one of the videos from our step-by-step “How to” Guide. Our videos are brimming with yachting CV writing tips and practical advice on presentation and layout.

The advantage of these tutorials is that you can hit the pause button whenever you want, return to any sections that you’d like to rework and follow this guide at your own convenient pace.

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I’m passionate about helping crew members to enter the industry or get promoted, not just provide a one-time service. Therefore, I designed this comprehensive superyacht CV information package to teach you how to pitch your unique strengths to recruiters and senior yacht leaders, both on paper and in person.

If you’re still weighing up whether to invest in the toolkit and are after some free advice in the meantime, below are three important tips to help you avoid common CV writing pitfalls.

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Three Tips on How to Create a Great Superyacht CV

A mediocre superyacht CV not only ruins job opportunities, but might result in crew agencies turning you away because your document doesn’t meet yachting standards. Here are my three top superyacht CV writing tips to create a CV that will maximise your chances of being offered a job interview or being represented by a proactive crew placement agent.

1. Highlight your unique strengths on your CV

Crew agents and superyacht leaders often receive hundreds of applications for the one role and quickly scan CVs, making quick decisions about who to offer an interview.

Therefore, you want to highlight your unique strengths and distinguish yourself from other candidates. A couple of the top areas you should be focusing on in your CV are:

  • Your work experience – Flesh out your experience, don’t be generic!
  • Profile – Make it concise and highlight why we should choose you over anyone else.

2. Choose a format that showcases your skills and experience

A common mistake that job seekers make is thinking that aesthetics is better than content!

F or example, you might:

  • Choose intricate templates on Canva which allow no room to describe your skill set
  • Only list work positions rather than highlighting your skill set and experience and linking it back to your role
  • Select the wrong layout or format. When recruiters pick up a candidate’s CV, they don’t want to spend extra time scanning for information, they want to grasp it at a glance.

The CV should ideally be in a standardised format to enhance the experience of reviewing your CV. It must be both stylishly designed and accessible to showcase your skills and experience.

In terms of yachting CVs , style and substance go hand in hand!

3. Review and Refresh your Superyacht CV, and Do That for Each Role

Take a break from your CV, put yourselves in the shoes of a recruiter and review it with fresh eyes. Is the presentation and layout attractive and is the information easy to absorb?

Or do you need to scrutinise it and read it carefully to understand it?

Remember, you need to customise and upgrade your CV every time you apply for a new role.

Please keep a Word document of your CV or editable templates so you can edit it easily!

On that note, I wanted to share a few other key takeaways. While there are many reputable yacht CV services out there, I’ve had clients who have asked for my help after less than ideal experiences with these companies. Therefore, please follow this checklist to help find a legitimate yacht CV writing service .

  • Will I have an editable CV template at the end of the process? A number of CV writing services only provide you with an non-editable PDF. This puts you into a position of having to engage the editing service again for a fee even for a minor change.
  • Does the service have testimonials from satisfied clients? Good testimonials are important, and results are even better! Did their clients land jobs from their CVs?
  • Will the service highlight my points of difference on my CV? If it’s a CV writing service, it’s key that they emphasise your unique strengths, not produce generic copy.

All of that said, I proudly recommend my Ultimate Superyacht CV Toolkit! 

My focus is on giving my clients the skills they need to grow as leaders and reach their professional goals. My toolkit provides all the resources you need to refresh your CV at each stage of your career. Regardless of the superyacht CV information service you choose, my sincere hope is that you achieve your dream career goals in the yachting industry. 

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How to Write the Perfect Yacht CV [With Template]

If you’re looking to craft the perfect yacht CV, you’ve come to the right place. As the Chief Stewardess onboard a 50m Super Yacht, I’ve been assisting Captains with hiring crew and gathering yacht crew CVs for 8 years.

With my experience, I am familiar with the type of yachting CVs that Captains prefer to see. It is crucial to make a great first impression to ensure that your yacht resume is given proper consideration.

In this article, I break down the essential do’s and don’ts of a Yacht CV.

Scroll down to the end of this article to find a basic Yacht CV Template to help get you started. And yes, it’s free!

You can use this template and edit it accordingly to create your own Yacht Captain CV, Deckhand CV, Yacht Stew CV, as well as an Engineer or Chef Resume. All that’s left is for you to email it to recruiters or hand out physical copies when dock walking.

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What is a CV in Yachting?

There are a few distinct differences between a regular CV and a CV in yachting.

  • The main one is that you need to include a photo of yourself! If you do not include a photo, it is likely your yacht CV will be tossed in the bin
  • Unlike other CV’s, you also need to include your date of birth
  • You will be highlighting your skills and attributes specific to the job you are applying for. It is a great idea to make these edits to highlight what you have to offer
  • As you travel to seek work, you will need to edit your location and availability

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Layout of a Yacht CV

When a Captain has 20 to 50 yachting resumes on his desk, there is a general easy-to-read layout that they prefer to see.

  • It is very important to keep your CV to 2 pages
  • Use a simple, easy-to-read font
  • If you want to be creative with your colors, go for it. Just make sure the Captain can easily read the font
  • Keep your layout clear and simple, making sure to include all of the required information listed in this article
  • There are numerous Yacht CV examples online for you to decide your preference. A great tool to use is Canva .

Your Photo for a Yachting CV

You may not be a Yachtie yet, but you need to act the part and look like one. Follow these guidelines for the perfect photo:

  • SMILE! You want to look like someone the crew would enjoy having onboard
  • Dress in something smart/appropriate, and sell yourself as the professional yacht crew member you want to be seen as. Ideally, a polo so you look like a Yachtie
  • Take the photo from about the mid-waistline up
  • Stand by a natural background of either a marina, the ocean, or some greenery
  • Do not take a selfie! Have someone take this photo for you

Profile/Objective

This is a short paragraph highlighting the position you are looking for and any attributes and skills that make you a good fit for the job. Be very specific about what you write here, and be sure to include attributes that are beneficial to the job you are applying for!

This is the moment the Captain will decide if they continue to read the rest of your Yacht CV or not.

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Personal Information to Add to your Yachting CV

Most yachts have very specific requirements when hiring crew, so do not leave out any of the below points:

  • Nationality
  • Visa’s held
  • Tattoo (visible or not)
  • Health Status & Smoker (Y/N)
  • Languages spoken
  • Drivers License
  • Email & phone number
  • Availability and current location

Yachting Experience

Here, you need to list all of the Yacht Jobs you have held. Be sure to include:

  • The name and size of the Yacht
  • The dates you were onboard
  • The position you held
  • Your basic roles, responsibilities, and duties while onboard
  • If you have the space, you can include the locations where the vessel cruised

Some of you may not have any maritime experience, and that is ok. If you have done any day work, be sure to include that here and highlight your duties and the dates you were onboard.

Other Non-Yachting Experience

Here, you want to include any experience prior to yachting, even if it is not yachting-related.

Captains like to see any jobs/positions you have held in the past, as skills are always transferable. This gives some insight into what you have been doing leading up to the point of finding a job in yachting.

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Qualifications to Include on your Yacht CV

List all qualifications you have relevant to yachting in your Yacht resume.

Remember that yachts like to see add-on skills, so things such as Scuba Diving Instructor, Yoga Instructor, Masseuse, and any other certifications you hold should be included.

Here, you just want to include your highest level of education and when you graduated.

Other Interests/About me/Hobbies

This section of your Yacht CV is your chance to list out a few additional standout qualities, attributes, or hobbies. This gives a bit of insight into who you are as a person and what you enjoy doing in your spare time.

This is very important, as anyone can write anything on a piece of paper, but a reference speaks volumes.

Even if the position you held was not maritime-related, a reference is also a good indication of your character and work ethic in any position you have held in the past.

You really want to get written references wherever possible.

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How to Make sure your CV doesn’t get Trashed

  • Take the time to write up a good Yacht CV. I can’t tell you how often I haven’t read further than the first line because of a sloppy, disorganized Yacht resume.
  • SPELL CHECK! In an industry where you have to be meticulous in everything that you do, spelling and grammatical issues in your Yacht CV are not a good start.
  • When you save and email your Yacht CV, be sure to have it saved in a Word and PDF format.
  • When you are responding to a job posting, write a short and clear email to the person who put up the post and highlight why you are a good fit for the position and why you want to become a yachtie .

How to Introduce Yourself in an Email

Dear Captain/To Whom it may concern

Please find attached my resume and references in my application for the position of “Deckhand on a 50m Superyacht”. Although I am new to the industry, I believe I would be an asset to your team as I am motivated and driven to succeed in the yachting industry. I am also an avid wakeboarder and love being on the ocean, so I believe I will adapt well and learn quickly. I am not afraid of hard work, and I look forward to having the opportunity to speak with you further.

Thank you for taking the time to view my application.

Kind regards

Downloadable Yacht CV Template

Use this Yacht CV link to download a basic yachting resume, fill in your personal information, and get ready to land your dream job!

Now that you have crafted the perfect Yacht CV, it is time to land your dream job. For those of you wanting to know how to become a yacht deckhand , read here for more information.

For those of you looking to find out how to become a yacht stewardess, read this insider’s guide!

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Download and edit our CV template to suit your needs. It will set you on the right track with your first Yachting CV. You can use it as a guide to writing your CV for the Super Yacht Industry. It should be used to aid your CV writing process and for general information. It is not meant to be a definitive guide.

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Are you hoping to work onboard a yacht this year as a valued member of the crew?

If you want to deliver a great holiday experience to the owner and/or guests of the yacht, this can be a very rewarding role. As long as you love the sea, of course!

Find out how to write a professional CV that’s going to get you aboard, using our detailed guide below, complete with a yacht crew member CV example to help you.

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Yacht Crew CV example

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Before you start writing your CV, take a look at the example Yacht Crew Member CV above to give yourself a good idea of the style and format that works best in today’s job market.

Also, take note of the type of content that is included to impress recruiters, and how the most relevant information is made prominent, to ensure it gets noticed.

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Yacht Crew CV format and structure

First impressions count, so a sloppy, disorganised CV may cause your CV to be overlooked..

Instead, perfect the format and structure of your CV by working to a clear logical structure and applying some simple formatting tricks to ease readability.

Don’t underestimate the importance of this step; if your CV lacks readability, your written content won’t even be seen.

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Tips for formatting your Yacht Crew CV

  • Length: It’s essential to keep your CV concise, regardless of whether you have one year or thirty years of experience. Recruiters are frequently managing multiple roles and responsibilities and do not have the luxury of reading lengthy CVs. Therefore, limit your CV to two sides of A4. If you have little industry experience, one page is sufficient.
  • Readability : To help busy recruiters scan through your CV, make sure your section headings stand out – bold or coloured text works well. Additionally, try to use bullet points wherever you can, as they’re far easier to skim through than huge paragraphs. Lastly, don’t be afraid of white space on your CV – a little breathing space is great for readability.
  • Design & format: While it’s important that your CV design looks good, it also needs to be functional (which means easy for recruiters to read) Keep the design simple to achieve a good balance between looking good and reading well.
  • Photos: You can add a profile photo to your CV, if you want to add some personality to it, but they are not a requirement the UK, so you don’t have to.

Quick tip: Creating a professional CV style can be difficult and time-consuming when using Microsoft Word or Google Docs. To create a winning CV quickly, try our quick-and-easy CV Builder and use one of their eye-catching professional CV templates.

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CV structure

For easy reading, write your CV to the following CV structure:

  • Contact details – Make it easy for recruiters to get in touch with you by listing your contact details at the top of your CV.
  • Profile – A short and snappy summary of your experience and skills, showcasing what makes you a good fit for the position.
  • Work experience / career history – Note down all your work history, with your current position first, then working backwards.
  • Education – A short list of your academic background and professional/vocational qualifications.
  • Interest and hobbies – This is an optional section, which you can use to highlight any relevant hobbies or interests.

Now you understand the basic layout of a CV, here’s what you should include in each section of yours.

Contact Details

Contact details

Tuck your contact details into the corner of your CV, so that they don’t take up too much space. Stick to the basic details, such as:

  • Mobile number
  • Email address – It should sound professional, such as your full name.
  • Location -Just write your rough location, rather than your full address.
  • LinkedIn profile or portfolio URL – If you include these, ensure they’re sleek, professional and up-to-date.

Yacht Crew CV Profile

Make a strong first impression with recruiters by starting your CV with an impactful profile (or personal statement for junior applicants).

This short introduction paragraph should summarise your skills, experience, and knowledge, highlighting your suitability for the job.

It should be compelling enough to encourage recruiters to read through the rest of your CV.

CV profile

How to write a good CV profile:

  • Make it short and sharp: Recruiters are busy, so to ensure your profile is actually read, it’s best to keep it short and snappy. 3-5 punchy lines makes for the perfect profile.
  • Tailor it: No matter how much time you put into your CV profile, it won’t impress if it’s irrelevant to the role you’re applying for. Before you start writing, make a list of the skills, knowledge and experience your target employer is looking for. Then, make sure to mention them in your CV profile and throughout the rest of your application.
  • Don’t add an objective: Leave your career objectives or goals out of your profile. You only have limited space to work with, so they’re best suited to your cover letter .
  • Avoid generic phrases: Clichés like “ blue-sky thinker with a go-getter attitude” might sound impressive to you, but they don’t actually tell the recruiter much about you. Concentrate on highlighting hard facts and skills, as recruiters are more likely to take these on board.

Example CV profile for Yacht Crew

What to include in your yacht crew cv profile.

  • Experience overview: To give employers an idea of your capabilities, show them your track record by giving an overview of the types of companies you have worked for in the past and the roles you have carried out for previous employers – but keep it high level and save the details for your experience section.
  • Targeted skills: Employers need to know what skills you can bring to their organisation, and ideally they want to see skills that match their job vacancy. So, research your target roles thoroughly and add the most important Yacht Crew skills to your profile.
  • Important qualifications: If you have any qualifications which are highly relevant to Yacht Crew jobs, then highlight them in your profile so that employers do not miss them.

Quick tip: If you are finding it difficult to write an attention-grabbing CV profile, choose from hundreds of pre-written profiles across all industries, and add one to your CV with one click in our quick-and-easy CV Builder . All profiles are written by recruitment experts and easily tailored to suit your unique skillset.

Core skills section

Create a core skills section underneath your profile to spotlight your most in-demand skills and grab the attention of readers.

This section should feature 2-3 columns of bullet points that emphasise your applicable skills for your target jobs. Before constructing this section, review the job description and compile a list of any specific skills, specialisms, or knowledge required.

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Important skills for your Yacht Crew CV

Seamanship – Utilising knowledge of navigation, boat handling, and general seamanship skills to safely operate and manoeuvre the yacht.

Safety and Emergency Response – Utilising knowledge of safety procedures and emergency protocols, including first aid, fire safety, and life-saving techniques, to ensure the well-being of passengers and crew in various situations.

Knot Tying and Rope Handling – Tying different types of knots and efficiently handling ropes to secure the yacht, handle lines, and assist with docking.

Maintenance and Repair – Completing basic maintenance and repair tasks such as cleaning, painting, varnishing, and minor repairs to ensure the yacht’s upkeep and smooth operation.

Customer Service – Providing exceptional customer service to yacht guests, anticipating their needs, and ensuring a pleasant and comfortable experience on board.

Hospitality and Etiquette – Utilising knowledge of proper etiquette, table setting, and service standards to assist with meal service, manage guest cabins, and create a welcoming environment.

Water Sports and Activities – Supporting with water sports activities such as snorkelling, diving, kayaking, and jet skiing, including knowledge of safety protocols and equipment usage.

Teamwork and Collaboration – Collaborating effectively with other crew members, including deckhands, engineers, chefs, and stewardesses, to ensure smooth operations and exceptional guest experience.

Weather and Navigation – Utilising knowledge of weather patterns, tides, and navigational charts to assist the captain in route planning, weather monitoring, and maintaining a safe course.

Language Proficiency – Maintaining fluency in English and additional languages as necessary, to effectively communicate with diverse guests and provide multilingual assistance.

Quick tip: Our quick-and-easy CV Builder has thousands of in-demand skills for all industries and professions, that can be added to your CV in seconds – This will save you time and ensure you get noticed by recruiters.

Work experience

By now, you’ll have hooked the reader’s attention and need to show them how you apply your skills and knowledge in the workplace, to benefit your employers.

So, starting with your most recent role and working backwards to your older roles, create a thorough summary of your career history to date.

If you’ve held several roles and are struggling for space, cut down the descriptions for your oldest jobs.

Work experience

Structuring each job

Lengthy, unbroken chunks of text is a recruiters worst nightmare, but your work experience section can easily end up looking like that if you are not careful.

To avoid this, use my tried-and-tested 3-step structure, as illustrated below:

Role descriptions

Begin with a summary of your role, detailing what the purpose of your job was, who you reported to and what size of team you were part of (or led).

Key responsibilities

Using easy-to-read bullet points, note down your day-to-day responsibilities in the role.

Make sure to showcase how you used your hard sector skills and knowledge.

Key achievements

Lastly, add impact by highlight 1-3 key achievements  that you made within the role.

Struggling to think of an achievement? If it had a positive impact on your company, it counts.

For example, you might increased company profits, improved processes, or something simpler, such as going above and beyond to solve a customer’s problem.

Sample job description for Yacht Crew CV

Work for a leading UK yacht manufacturing company, supporting the skipper in the delivery of new racing and cruising yachts to clients across Europe and North America.

Key Responsibilities

  • Conduct thorough pre-departure inspections, assessing the yacht’s seaworthiness, equipment functionality, and compliance with safety regulations
  • Complete routine maintenance and inspections of rigging, sails, and other sailing equipment, ensuring optimal performance and addressing any issues promptly
  • Educated junior crew on sailing techniques, equipment operation, and safety
  • Assume daytime command of the vessel in the absence of the Captain, ensuring compliance with navigation regulations and safe passage planning

Quick tip: Create impressive job descriptions easily in our quick-and-easy CV Builder by adding pre-written job phrases for every industry and career stage.

Education section

Next up, you should list your education and qualifications.

This can include your formal qualifications (a degree, A-Levels and GCSEs), as well as sector-specific Yacht Crew qualifications and/or training.

While school leavers and recent grads should include a lot of detail here to make up for the lack of work experience, experienced candidates may benefit from a shorter education section, as your work experience section will be more important to recruiters.

Hobbies and interests

Although this is an optional section, it can be useful if your hobbies and interests will add further depth to your CV.

Interests which are related to the sector you are applying to, or which show transferable skills like leadership or teamwork, can worth listing.

On the other hand, generic hobbies like “going out with friends” won’t add any value to your application, so are best left off your CV.

An interview-winning CV for a Yacht Crew Member role, needs to be both visually pleasing and packed with targeted content.

Whilst it needs to detail your experience, accomplishments and relevant skills, it also needs to be as clear and easy to read as possible.

Remember to research the role and review the job ad before applying, so you’re able to match yourself up to the requirements.

If you follow these guidelines and keep motivated in your job search, you should land an interview in no time.

Best of luck with your next application!

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It is common for people to stress about writing their CVs but we are here to help and advise the best format suited for the Super Yacht Industry.

We will work with you to get the right CV to present to our clients. A strong CV makes a strong first impression.

Here are some tips to follow when writing your CV:

Consider the audience — an owner who could be the leader of a multi-billion corporation may be reviewing your CV so appreciate the standards he is used to for the corporate world. Why would he accept less for crew whom he will trust his life with at sea?  

Include a presentable, personable CV photo. Choose a photo in which you are smiling and are wearing a crew uniform (plain white polo shirt or collared shirt). Make sure you are neat, tidy and clean shaven. Remember that this may be presented to the owner and first impressions count!  

It is important to provide details of hands-on experience rather than focus on managerial skills as we operate with much smaller teams than you are used to. Most first placements will be as a 2nd engineer so the chief is looking for your hands-on experience to know they can delegate tasks to you. If you focus on leading a team — it is not going to be of interest to them at this level — they are looking for a hands-on, can-do attitude to share the workload.  

Yacht Engineers need to have a very diverse skill set so be sure to include anything you think is relevant. Think of what you can bring to the team whether it be electrical experience, aircon, refrigeration, working on smaller craft, crane operations, helicopter landing experience, security etc.   

Don't forget your hobbies. In yachting we try to connect you with like-minded people so hobbies and interest are very important. Whether you are into restoring cars or bikes to diving, water sports, fitness regimes etc., you should state this as most crew and some owners are very dynamic and like to keep themselves fit and healthy and take part in activities together. It’s all about working with like-minded people.  

Include your references. Strong written references are vital in this industry. Most clients will insist on 2 written references to support your application so you will need to ask your manager/head of department to provide written references when you are ready to leave the service.

Some good examples of yacht Engineer CV photos:

Remember that looks are not important. What’s important is to let the photo capture a glimpse of your personality. A smiley photo with a nice light, wearing a plain white polo or collared shirt, or an engineering uniform, no cap, no sunglasses, clean shaven is preferred, neat and tidy. No selfies. Remember that this may be presented to the owner and first impressions count!

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How to fill out the CV template

The CV template you can find below is an easily editable Word document that you simply need to fill out with your information. When you are done, save the document as PDF and upload it to your YPI CREW profile.

Below you will also find an example of a filled out CV’s so you get an idea of what the final version should look like and to get some inspiration.

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How to write a Yachting CV

If you are new to the Superyacht industry, then you have probably not written a yachting CV before. If you need help writing a Yachting CV, our guide will explain what to do and what not to do.

Writing a Yachting CV differs from a CV that you may write for a land-based job. For example, on a yachting CV, you are asked to provide a picture and give your date of birth, which is considered discriminatory if you apply for a land-based job.

At Flying Fish, we help hundreds of customers new to the Yachting industry write a professional yachting CV. The yachting CV is so important, we include ono-to-one support during our Superyacht Deckhand and Superyacht Steward/ess courses. This forms part of our Career Support Service.

First, a bit of background to a Yachting CV

Your CV is a summary of your skills, experience, and interests. It explains why you are a good fit for the Deckhand or Steward/ess position, plus all the skills and experience you have to offer the yacht.

Research indicates that the reader forms an opinion about your CV in just a few seconds. Therefore, it is crucial to ensure that your CV is engaging and flawless.

The yachting CV must include character references, as talking to somebody who knows you gives confidence to the employer.

Your yachting CV needs to create a good first impression and be brief and to the point. It’s a sales pamphlet, not an essay.

The Yachting CV breaks down into seven topics. You don’t have to use our CV template format. Some crew agents may want the headings in a different order. You can design your CV template but ensure you have covered the seven headings below.

  • Personal information

Qualifications

  • Work/Yachting experience

Hobbies and interests

A few golden rules.

Before we dive into the detail, it is worth highlighting a few important points:

You must be honest. Don’t worry if you have not worked on a superyacht before, it’s not an obstacle to getting a job. If you are a smoker say so. If you have visible tattoos then say so and let the employer decide.

Working on a yacht, whether a small sailing yacht or a large superyacht your character is key. The employer will probably pay more attention to your character/work ethic than your qualifications.

Getting the format right

How you design your yachting CV is just as important as its content. The font you use, and how you present it also play a significant role. Choose a font like Calibri, 11 points, or Verdana 10 points as they are easy to read. Make sure you save your CV as a PDF file or similar format that can be opened on both a MAC or PC.

Personal Information

This is the easy bit, follow the prompts in our CV template. Make sure you add the international dialing code, +44, as an example. Add your current location but bear in mind this will change.

Social Media

Today we all have an online profile. You will add your name, DOB and upload a photo to your CV. Yachts interested in you will likely look at your social media to see what you do in your free time.

Ensure your Instagram, Facebook, and any other profiles confirm what you say about yourself in your CV. For example, if you tell the reader that you are a non-smoker only to find recent images on your social media feeds of you smoking, it will cast doubt in the readers mind to your honesty or perhaps lead to an awkward conversation during your interview!

Superyacht crew are likely to contact you on WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger, or Instagram. A Captain may ask you to send your CV via one of these channels. We recommend you become familiar with the process of sending your Yachting CV, via WhatsApp, and Facebook Messenger.

You must add a passport-sized head and shoulders image to your CV. No selfies! Ask someone to take a photo of you in the morning or evening when the sun is lower to prevent squinting.

It’s a good idea to wear a polo or T-shirt, no branding – something comfortable. No need for a shirt or tie; after all, you won’t be wearing one onboard.

Don’t apply filters or Photoshop your image to enhance it. Keep the size of your photo below 250kb. Many boats download CVs using satellite, so file size is important.

Girls, if you have long hair, tie it back so that we can see your face. We advise wearing minimal makeup and jewelry. Men need to be clean-shaven; make sure your hair neat and tidy.

Below are some examples of CV photos taken of Flying Fish customers.

Start with the most important qualifications first: STCW Basic Safety Training , PDSD , ENG1 medical , Powerboat Level 2 , etc. All your qualifications should be bullet-pointed.

If you have any additional skills relevant to the job you are applying for, then include them here, (Watersports Instructor, Diving, PT Instructor, Beauty, massage, to name a few). We don’t need to know your GCSE results.

Yachting experience

If you have worked on a yacht before, sailed with family or friends, worked on a ferry, dive boat, etc. then here is where you provide a brief summary of your experience so far.

Detail when you were onboard, your position, and the yacht’s name. If you don’t have any yachting experience, don’t worry, remove this section from your yachting CV.

Work experience

Place your work experience chronologically, with your most recent position first. Please describe the skills you learned and how you exceeded expectations in your job, using only two or three sentences.

This is arguably the most important section; what do you like to do in your spare time? Generally, yacht crew are outgoing people who like sport, travel, and adventure.

If you share a passion for the outdoors, you will fit in well. Maybe you play a sport, keep fit, are a keen photographer, have run a marathon, or enjoy travel. All these are relevant as they show your character.

You must list two references in the same format as shown in our Yachting CV template, name, telephone, email. Your references may come from a previous employer or somebody that has worked with you. Your reference can’t come from a family member!

Most recruitment agents ask for a written reference as part of their recruitment process.

What to do next

Now that you have finished your Yachting CV, there are a couple more tasks to do.

  • Ask somebody to read your Yachting CV to ensure it makes sense and reads well.
  • Spell-check your CV, then spell-check it again!
  • Save your CV as a PDF. You can open a PDF on any device. A PDF is a condensed file, so if the reader downloads your CV, it doesn’t chew up all data.
  • Your Yachting CV may change. You will probably want to change your photo, and your location will change when you start looking for work. If you perform day work, we will add the yacht you worked on and the tasks you completed to your Yachting CV.

Once you are happy with your Yachting CV, you can start looking for your dream job. You can search for Superyacht jobs on Facebook, YotSpot , or through a Superyacht Recruitment Agency .

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Here are some other main pointers to think about when designing your cv:.

  • A clear image – You need to be clean and tidy, hair away from your face and a friendly disposition.
  • Up to date details – this is incredibly important. Current location, number or WhatsApp and a professional email address. This is a good place to include languages spoken and visas.
  • A concise but thorough profile or objective, detailing your background, experience and future goals. This is your chance to sell yourself.
  • Make sure you add detail to your positions, not only your role onboard but your responsibilities, really highlight what you can do as there could be a skill that would mean you match perfectly to a position. Also include cruising areas, charter/private, guest and crew size. Even the yacht size and build can be helpful.
  • References. These are key for us to follow up to bolster your application. There’s nothing better than a positive reference paired with a good CV.

What not to do:

  • Image – no suits, no sunglasses, no hats!
  • Information – No need for a full address. Keep everything as relevant as possible.
  • Design – Keep it fairly simple, boats can't always print off big blocks of colour. Keep the graphics minimal.

Our consultants are always happy to help and offer advice on your CV, and will work with you to make improvements.

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