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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

    Jan 6, 2019
    Cape Town
    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

    Oct 30, 2011
    isleton, ca
    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

    May 12, 2018
    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

    Feb 9, 2006
    Somewhere Sunny
    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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