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Jennifer Errico - with over 20 years of superyacht experience
gives you the Inside Story on how to

land a dream job onboard a yacht - and keep it!!


"Get paid to travel the world,
see beautiful places, meet beautiful people!"

Updated for 2011

With the latest available info, details on more job options, coping with life on board, working with your crew agent AND an improved section on crewing in Australia with updates on all areas including crew houses, yachting in Australia and of course Australian Professional Crew training.
( The author extends her grateful thanks to the Australian Superyacht Crew Academy
for giving so genrously of their time and for their input)

Get the low down on the yachting industry and REALLY understand
what to do when it comes to finding that perfect job and become crew.

Why do you want to work on a yacht? Have you always had a passion for the sea? Wanted to earn good money? Travel the world? Have you worried that you wouldn't have the right skills, the 'what it takes'?

The good news is that whatever your reasons may be and whatever your current skills are, 'Working on Yachts and Superyachts' will tell you exactly what you need to know to work on onboard a superyacht. Written by an accomplished and experienced author and crew member the book will give you everything that you need to know about working on a yacht. Right from the basic training requirements and what that involves to the crew jobs, the crew hierarchy, relationships onboard and so much more.

When it comes to the superyacht industry if this book doesn't cover it,
it's not worth knowing.

If you are new to yachting and simply wondering whether it's the right thing for you or if you are new crew and want to know more, you have come to the right place. This book is written for you. As a guide to introduce you to what life on board is REALLY all about and give you tips and tricks on how to cope. Knowledge is everything - if you truly understand what a job entails you'll be far more likely to cope with it's demands.

There are many different books and guides out there but 'Working on Yachts and Superyachts' was the first and is the most well respected of them all. First released in 2000 and now in it's fifth edition and the book has, for an incredible five years enjoyed a five star rating on Amazon!

"Whilst there are now a number of books on the market none are as easy to read, comprehensive and effective as Jennifer's book. It's like having your own personal guide."

"Dear Jennifer, I am the proud owner of your eBook – "Working on Yachts and Super Yachts" – and would like take this opportunity to personally thank you for writing such a great book full of useful insights, tips and information. M Brown" [sic]
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After nearly 20 years in the industry in a number of different roles Jennifer's understanding of what it takes to work on a yacht is thorough and without the rose tinted glasses. She knows what's involved and she tells you - without bells on what you can expect.

There is no point in investing your money in the required crew training until you know what's going to be required of you in terms of job description.

Equally, there is no point in going after the dream job unless you know what qualifications you are legally required to have - not to mention what skills are top rated. The book is guaranteed to give you a real insight into the industry.

 
"Jen thanks for such a speedy reply and solution - the link and download worked fine and i can now read your 2nd edition. i very much enjoyed the 1st edition in paperback which i bought at the uksa on the isle of wight and which got snapped up by my nephew who wants to be a chef afloat. I got my master of yachts 200gt (power) coastal last year and about to upgrade that to offshore in the next few weeks. All the best and thanks for another wonderful read. Cress" [sic]

 

What Can I Expect To Learn From Reading this Book?

 
You'll learn -
Superyachts - what are they?
Mega yachts, gigayachts, sail yacht or motor boat, big versus small, new build versus old - which would be the best one for YOU to work on?
Qualifications & Courses For The Crew Hierarchy
From STCW'95 to Master Mariner. From Deckhand to Captain - everything everyone needs to know and understand about crew.
What jobs are available
A seriously in depth look at each position on board, deckhand, steward/ess, chef, engineer, captain and all that is involved in being successful.
How to find work
From crew agents to dockwalks, from contacts to networking, from online resumes to message boards.
Where To Look For Work Around The World
Yachting is seasonal so the book covers where and when to start the hunt for work.
Life on board
An in depth look at what living on board as a member of crew is really like - could you hack it?
Finance, Passports, Paperwork
Being paid, currencies and customs - the boring but critical part of the exercise.
Acronyms And Regulations
SOLAS, STCW'95, BST, GT, INMARSAT, GMDSS - Knowing what it means and how and if they apply to you.
Salaries
What you can expect to earn.
"Christina Bridge - I have been in the yachting industry for over ten years, initially as crew and now I work with the American Yacht Institute. I am also a freelance photo-journalist and do PR and Marketing for the marine/maritime industry. I think that your book is wonderful. " [sic]

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Can you imagine...

It's six months from today, and you have now a job on board the yacht of your dreams. The sun is shining off the bright decks and the guests Ferrari is just pulling up on the quay, alongside the boat and you'll wait for them to come aboard before you set off on a charter around the islands.

You exchange a smile with one of the deckhands as you greet the owner of the boat, a multi billionaire who's surprisingly nice and you thoroughly enjoy working for him.


The last guests left two days ago, (leaving each of the crew a $5000 tip) and tonight you'll be taking the guests ashore to one of the best restaurants in the world.

By the end of the season you'll have saved enough money to buy a car or even have a down payment on an apartment - but more than that - you love your job, the people you work with and you're getting to see parts of the world that only the very very wealthy ever get to see.

Wow - if only your friends could see you now!!

(Of course we've left out the bit when you got seasick when the boat ran into scary storms in the Bay of Biscay! ;-)


"Hi Jen, Just wanted to say thanks so much, I received your book yesterday, it's brilliant. Regards, Kavitha Collard" [sic]

M/Y Octopus - fancy working on a yacht like this?



Don't ever think anything is impossible!!
A yacht like this needs crew - that crew can just as easily be YOU!!


"Hi! I just bought the book a month ago and would love the update. I think it's a fantastic piece of work, and it is the first thing I have ever bought online. I'm very impressed with all the work that went into it, and found all the answers I was looking for. Thank you so much for providing such a valuable reference, and such an easy, efficient way of getting hold of it! Cheers, Ali." [sic]

Jen Did It! You can too!

Jen got her first job on a sailing yacht at age 18 where she worked as a deckhand/stew/chef in the Greek islands. She fell madly in love with the way of life and vowed to get some training under her belt and work in the industry full time.

Five years later she was back with vengeance and got her next job on a motor yacht working for a Formula One racing driver and she never looked back. She has worked for royalty, pop stars, politicians and millionaires and billionaires alike.

Her work has been featured in magazines and newspapers around the world including the UK broadsheets, The Telegraph and The Observer and the Hotel and Caterer

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With her first seasons salary Jen and her partner travelled around Southern Africa for six weeks and within three years she had saved enough money to start a restaurant - purely because of her well paid job on a yacht.

"Just got back from lunch to find your e-mail- I was so excited!! Jen, thanks so much for helping me with all this- you have gone so out of your way which you really didn't have to and I will recommend your book at every opportunity... - I will most definitely keep you updated as to our progress and send a few pictures too. Thanks again ever so much for all the hands on advice and for being so kind. Good luck with completing the book- its been my bible of late I am sure everyone that reads it will feel the same. Take care and all the best, Tam Robb" [sic]

Are you ready?

You can purchase the book in paperback or on download. The download is cheaper and quicker, the paperback is easier to use for reference

In Paperback
On Download with PayPal


Purchase the book in ebook format for just £7.95 - and receive it in minutes - ready to read.


'Working on Yachts and Superyachts' will guide you, taking you step-by-step through what working on yachts is all about and within days you'll understand all that is involved and be taking the first steps to getting on board and fulfilling your dream.

Don't pass up this opportunity to start learning today! Place your risk free order now.

We wish you all the very best with your sailing future - may your dreams come true!

Jen and the team

 

 

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Testimonials

Before we start I would like to say a very big thank you to those who have taken the time to write and say thank you. You have no idea how much your kind words are valued and appreciated.

To whom ever it may concern, I purchased your fantastic E-book but as yet have not received a user name and password for my CV. Any help would be greatly appreciated. By the way I read your book in a week....simply brilliant. Kind regards, Ben

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Hi there, I have a website and i would love to promote your book, do you have an affiliate program available? i bought the book last year, i have to say, your book is great, if you are interested please let me know your terms and conditions. I look forward to hearing from you. Kind regards. Matthew Collier.

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Wow! Thanks so much for all the info! I'll get going on this and let you know if I hit any snags - thanks again! Kind regards, Angie

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Dear Jennifer, I am the proud owner of your eBook – "Working on Yachts and Super Yachts" – and would like take this opportunity to personally thank you for writing such a great book full of useful insights, tips and information. M Brown

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Jen thanks for such a speedy reply and solution - the link and download worked fine and i can now read your 2nd edition. i very much enjoyed the 1st edition in paperback which i bought at the uksa on the isle of wight and which got snapped up by my nephew who wants to be a chef afloat. I got my master of yachts 200gt (power) coastal last year and about to upgrade that to offshore in the next few weeks. All the best and thanks for another wonderful read. Cress

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Christina Bridge - I have been in the yachting industry for over ten years, initially as crew and now I work with the American Yacht Institute. I am also a freelance photo-journalist and do PR and Marketing for the marine/maritime industry. I think that your book is wonderful.

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Vanessa Valentine - Hi, Just a quick email to say thank you. I have received your book, and its being very helpful. Many thanks Vanessa

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Kavitha Collard - Hi Jen, Just wanted to say thanks so much, I received your book yesterday, it's brilliant. Regards, Kavitha Collard

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Gaston Perinot Jimenez - Hello Jen, Good news...I have received the paperbook this morning in very good condition (second send received by Airmail)! Tks a lot for your support and assistance. The book looks excellent and seems to offer all I need. I hope to be in contact with you in some new purchase. Best regards. Gastón.

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Alison Opie - Hi! I just bought the book a month ago and would love the update. I think it's a fantastic piece of work, and it is the first thing I have ever bought online. I'm very impressed with all the work that went into it, and found all the answers I was looking for. Thank you so much for providing such a valuable reference, and such an easy, efficient way of getting hold of it! Cheers, Ali.

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Matthew - Hey Jen I just wanted to send you a quick email and say how exciting it is to read your book. I laughed and felt so anxious to get on a motor yacht when I read about, the tourists looking at the crew onboard and wondering if you are SOME one or just someone! Anyway, thats all

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T. Robb - Just got back from lunch to find your e-mail- I was so excited!! Jen, thanks so much for helping me with all this- you have gone so out of your way which you really didnt have to and I will recommend your book at every opportunity... - I will most definitely keep you updated as to our progress and send a few pictures too. Thanks again ever so much for all the hands on advice and for being so kind. Good luck with completing the book- its been my bible of late I am sure everyone that reads it will feel the same. Take care and all the best, Tam

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M.Beck - Hello Jen, Thanks for the notification and the hard work putting it together for me. I have checked out the CV. It looks great! I am at Airlie Beach near the Whitsunday Islands (Great Barrier Reef) for the (Aussie) winter sailing season. I will be here for about 6 weeks to try and get some sea time on yachts to try and improve my employability. I plan to head for The Med in about April next year to try and score some work over there. Again, thanks very much for your guidance and assistance. It is very much appreciated. Martin

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Simon - Dear Jen Thank you for the warm welcome and the advice on posting my CV. Just to say that I have read through the "Working on luxury yacht" publication and found it to be a hive of information. Usually when you apply for information from different companies, it comes in the form of a 4 page black and white brochure, but you definitely have produced something of great value for some-one like myself wanting to undertake employment on luxury yachts. Once again many thanks for the info and advice and keep up the sterling work. Kind regards S.

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Greg. Clark. - Hello yachtcrew-cv.com people, Thank you very much for your services. Its a great site. I got several replys and have now got a great job with a long contract, so I am pretty happy now. Thanks very much All the best

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Richard Logan - Concise, comprehensive. Well worth every penny. I challenge anyone not to enjoy this fascinating insight into a world only a lucky few have had the good fortune to experience. All the best and thanks again for all you've done.

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Cathy Gillespie - Thank you so much for everything and all the follow up service that you have given me.Your help has been invaluable and without your time and trouble I would not be where I am now.Thanks again.

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Lisa Hornby - I wholeheartedly recommend this book Hi Jennifer ! Please send me the update link as soon as you can..... "Working on Luxury Yachts" is by far the best guide book I have ever bought, having said that I am more than qualified to comment as I have researched and read extensively since my husband and I left South Africa 3 years ago. We have lived and worked and travelled out of London while I complete my studies and we intend doing a few seasons in the Med starting next year. I wholeheartedly recommend this book to anyone looking for interesting ways to travel extensively while earning money. Thanks so much for writing this book !

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John's Mum - Hi Jen, It's John's mum!!!! If you can send me the link for the book, I can download it onto this computer and copy it onto a disc maybe and send it to him. What do you think? He learnt a lot from the last book and so did I. It was great. He is down there now and is doing all the things you suggested. He even has a day job for today and tomorrow washing someones boat . I hope he gets into the engineering side of thins as that is where he wants to be. He is going to do the SWRC (or whatever its called!!) next week.

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Thanks for all your helpful advise for all the young people of the world wanting a career on yachts. Keep up the good work. Cheers S

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Anna Curry - Dear Jen, wonderful to hear about the update - I arrive in Antibes on the 27th of March so would love the new version - the previous has been invaluable in assisting my preparations, thanks so much - you obviously run a very professional outfit!!! Sincerely, Anna Curry

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Chris Springer - Thank you for all of your patience and support! You are wonderful!!!I have completed the book and give it "two thumbs up"!! It has been, and will continue to be very helpful! Kit

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Jessie Dann - Had I known then what I know now! Your book has been a revelation. I will certainly be following your advice and thanks again for all your after sales service. You have gone above and beyond the call of duty. I'll send you postcards! Jessie

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Meredith L. - Thank you Jen, your customer service is really second to none! Meredith.

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Simon, - Jen, Thanks for your help the other day. I have managed to successfully download the book. I have read quite a bit and it seams top be by far the best thing i have read to date to ready me for the adventure ahead. I move out of London in about a week after final preperations, some things that i didn't even think of will now come with me thanks to you and your team. Thanks again for the help. Good luck in the future. Kind regards S.

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T. Sinha - Dear Jen Thankyou so much for all your help- I consider myself fortunate to have learned of your organisation and will remain grateful for your enthusiastic assistance towards "getting a foot on deck". Thanks again for your advice, Jen -Yours sincerely Tilak Sinha

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Corné Roos - Thanks I've received the update. Thanks for all the hard work in putting this manual together. Regards

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Elizabeth Shorley - The Inside Story is a must have for anyone trying to break into the industry. Crewing on yachts is a dream that most people don't see through to fruition.The Inside Story will increase your chances of getting onboard a hundred fold The information given, which is considerable, is practical, concise and much more than you will get from most other sources. I can definitely recommend this digital book to all would be yacht crew.

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David Romanyk - Received the ebook with no problem. It is great and I really liked the links at the end of the book. Thank you very much for the wonderful information and I definitely keep in touch. David

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Rick Parker - I never realised that while sailing was my life, it could be my livelihood too. And a very good one at that! The Inside story is full of exciting information that has opened my eyes to some incredible opportunities.. Your book has not only been educational, it has been fun to read. Many thanks and all the best.