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Managing Diverse Age Ranges aboard

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When I stepped ashore the island of Vava’u in Tonga, as a fresh, young diving instructor (too many years ago for comfort), the only place to get a beer after 10pm was the Neiafu Club. Upstairs, off a dusty road, it is fair to say that the decor lacked the ... Read More »

Managing Stress

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The most commonly accepted definition of stress is “a condition or feeling experienced when a person perceives that demands exceed the personal and social resources the individual is able to mobilise” (Richard S Lazarus)   So is stress all bad?! Without our ability to experience stress, human kind would not ... Read More »

ACREW St. Maarten attracts record numbers of Crew!

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  ACREW’s first event in St. Maarten, saw over 250 crew attend 16 professional development workshops on diverse topics medical emergencies at sea to 1920’s Dancing!   CREW Eager to learn   The enthusiastic participation of crew throughout the entire event was inspiring, especially when attending the workshops. The topics ... Read More »

Making dreams come true

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​from now until Sweatember and beyond!​ It’s such an unusual and exciting industry we work and live in. When you work as crew, your non-yachtie friends have no idea what your job entails. Obviously you only post the pictures of the good life on your Facebook and Instagram. That gives ... Read More »

STCW

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FAQs about the new STCW refresher requirement   Recently we have heard a lot of confusion from crew, asking about the new STCW refresher courses, so we decided to answer all of your questions to clarify the new requirements.   What exactly are the new STCW requirements ? The STCW ... Read More »

Creating the “right” culture.

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What is the “right” culture for your yacht? It won’t be the same everywhere you go. The yacht, the owner, the guests, not to mention the senior crews’ approaches. However, there is no doubt that culture is driven from the top down. So how do you get crew to “buy ... Read More »

PYA Announcement

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  IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR ALL SEA-GOING CREW: New arrangements for verification of sea service testimonials for presentation to the MCA     As from 1st January 2017, the UK Maritime and Coastguard Agency has introduced new arrangements regarding the verification of Sea Service Testimonials (SSTs) under UK flag jurisdiction.   ... Read More »

Invisible Crew

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The booming Pocket Superyacht niche and their crew.   It’s mid-January and I am flooded with work. We haven’t had time to celebrate the day we came up with the name and idea of Invisible Crew, now 8 years ago!   My diary shows all the follow up points for ... Read More »

Creating the “right” culture.

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What is the “right” culture for your yacht? It won’t be the same everywhere you go. The yacht, the owner, the guests, not to mention the senior crews’ approaches. However, there is no doubt that culture is driven from the top down. So how do you get crew to “buy ... Read More »

Interview with Invisible Crew captain Fons Dorrestijn.

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Invisible Crew initially provided freelance crew. Fons Dorrestijn was the first captain we placed in a permanent position which he still holds today, 4 years later.   How did you get into yachting? I sailed on boats before I could walk. My parents owned a little bilge-keeled cabin cruiser. They ... Read More »

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