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The 2019 Crew Awards Nominations Open

ACREW is very proud to open the nominations for the 2019 Crew Awards. Based on last year’s overwhelming response from the yachting industry, more than 300 Nominees representing approximately 150 superyachts are expected in this year’s nomination round. As the 2019 Crew Awards get underway, ACREW welcomes the great support …

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Nathan Skinner- Sailing Instructor

So how did a boy from Milton Keynes (which is about as far from the sea as you possible can be in the UK) become a sailor? It started around age 4; I remember sailing on my dad’s Enterprise dinghy then being pushed out in an Optimist on a small …

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Every Yachtie Regrets Not Doing This Sooner

Working onboard a superyacht is one of the most exciting and exhilarating jobs that exist. Working in the industry is a continuous adventure. Waking up in a different country everyday, becoming acquainted with some of the worlds most influential people, and a never-ending summer are all serious perks of life …

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Challenging Conversations With Crew

Whenever we run a HELM course, we always ask the question: ‘As a leader on board what are your biggest challenges?’ Without fail 99% of responses are related to the human element. This can include managing different cultures, age ranges and personalities, to dealing with crew dramas and inappropriate behaviour. …

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Getting To The Bottom Of The B1B2 Visa For Yacht Crew

There are many grey areas in the yachting industry, but perhaps none as perpetually frustrating as visas, particularly the B1B2 sought by non-US yacht crew voyaging Stateside. Where you are from, where your boat is flagged, where you join a vessel, where it is going… there are so many variables that …

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7 Reasons For Having Your Own Medical Insurance

While superyacht crew are exceptionally good at giving first class service to their guests, they’re also notoriously bad at looking after themselves when it comes to the vital area of medical insurance. Many superyacht crew are simply unaware that they may not be covered by their existing medical insurance policy …

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A Gift For The Galley

As the name suggests, the Luxe SOP System is ideal for managing the workflow of standard operating procedures so naturally when it came to the galley the first thing we thought of was hygiene checklists. This makes it perfect for the galley’s all-important hygiene checklists and we include SOPs for …

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