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Crew Matters

What Makes The Best Yacht Crew?

10 Personality Traits With the turn of the year, many Captains and Yacht Owners will be taking the opportunity to consider the issue of yacht crew placement. With so many worthy candidates on the market, recruiting a full crew is easy but the challenge lies in forming a dependable team …

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Leading Millennials

So what is a ‘Millennial’ and what makes them so different and difficult to manage compared to previous generations? Born sometime after 1980 and before 2000 Millennials are rapidly filling a range of positions on board. While the doctrine of good leadership means that regardless of age, race or gender, …

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How To Find Work On Pocket Superyachts?

Training Starts Up This Year With Invisible Crew!    Happy New Year to all the Islander readers! It’s going to be an exciting year at Invisible Crew. In fact the last 3 months of ’17 have been very exciting, indeed! Since we launched our new brochure and website our service …

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PYA Update

LEGAL DEFENCE INSURANCE FOR PYA MEMBERS The PYA been working hard over the past few months to arrange LEGAL DEFENCE INSURANCE for all its FULL members. The good news is that this is now in place. This is a new membership benefit for crew employed in all departments. This insurance is to …

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Bad Owners, Bad Crew?

I have often heard a description of Invisible Crew come back as “They put good crew together with good owners.” Now, I am not against that idea as it is positive and probably true. But it would imply that there are bad owners out there.   Bad Owners:  It’s true …

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New Leaders – The Challenges Of Stepping Up

The transition to management isn’t easy. You are promoted because you have at last mastered all the technical aspects of your previous role, only now your undertaking is not to be the star performer but to help others to shine. The harsh reality of the transition to leader is that …

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Alano Mallorca: International Recovery Support Centre

Background   The founder of the organisation had travelled continuously for the past 32 years, visiting rehabilitation centres, 12 step conventions and support groups in all areas of the globe. With the wealth of experience gained on his travels he decided to settle in Mallorca and start-up an incredible service …

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DARK N STORMY HURRICANE RELIEF UPDATE

DARK N STORMY CARIBBEAN FUNDRAISER EVENT   A huge thank you to everyone who supported the DARK N STORMY Caribbean fundraiser event organised by Fraser Yachts last Friday in Astilleros Shipyard!   We had over 300 guests through the doors in just 4 hours! A staggering €9,500 was raised between all …

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PYA – Hospitality Training In The Large Commercial Yacht Sector

ANNOUNCEMENT ON THE FUTURE GOVERNANCE OF HOSPITALITY TRAINING IN THE LARGE COMMERCIAL YACHT SECTOR By Captain Andy Crawford, CEO of the PYA   Background The Professional Yachting Association (PYA) identified several years ago that the large commercial yachts sector did not have an adequate training programme for interior hospitality crew. The …

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