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Discussion in 'Yacht Crews' started by Keegan B, Jan 6, 2019.

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  1. Keegan B

    Keegan B New Member

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    Good evening,

    I am Keegan, aged 20, new to this site and currently studying to become a yachtie. I am completing my advanced dekhand course, jet ski instructors course as well as the PADI open water course in March and upon advice from the training centre, i have been advised to head off to France mid - end April to do some dock-walking in search of a position.

    I would appreciate any advice on what else i could do to try and secure a position. I have a listing of some recruitment companies but not sure if they will take a portion of my salary. Is there anything i else i can do to find a position on board.

    Also, are there any other courses i should complete before trying to look for a deckhand position?

    Thanks in advance for any assistance and guidance.
    Regards, Keegan
  2. Danvilletim

    Danvilletim Senior Member

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    Learn how to fix a generator! Seriously the more hands on a boat that can help out when things go wrong the better.
  3. AnotherKen

    AnotherKen New Member

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    Talk to the companies that build yachts, many of them hire crew members for yachts that they have built. There is another down there, Perini Navy if I recall correctly, they finish boats too but could probably hook you up with an owner in need.
  4. Ken Bracewell

    Ken Bracewell Senior Member

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    That's sound advice. I assume you have your Basic Safety Training courses completed. That is mandatory. And you'll need and ENG1 medical certificate.

    No- they won't take your salary. The recruitment fees are charged to the vessel.

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