Life Of A

Yachtie

From the Horse’s Mouth

Welcome to Life of a Yachtie, where we aim to have a stream of new content related to yachting from people in the industry. If you are some way involved with yachting, not just crew, and would like to contribute, such as how-to’s, advice, thoughts, stories, photos, videos or new products or services, send us an email to [email protected] with the content. We will then review and if it is appropriate, upload it onto the website and make a post on our Instagram page.

Officer Going Land Based

Officer Going Land Based

Sam reached out and wanted to help out with Yachties of Australia, he has taken some time to share his time in the industry and his advice for those getting out. How long were you in the yachting industry? 7years spanning 2016 to 2023.   How did you find your...

Australian Officer of the Watch

Australian Officer of the Watch

What is your yachting background, where and when did it all begin and what’s your position now? I have been fortunate to work on a variety of different yachts/different programs over the years ranging from your traditional style cruising the normal med Caribbean areas...

Australian Yacht Engineer

Australian Yacht Engineer

I put a call out on the Yachties of Australia WhatsApp group for anyone wanting to contribute to Life of a Yachtie and Dave, an Australian yacht engineer, was the first to throw up his hand up and help out. This is for anyone thinking about getting into the...

Moving Back to Australia

Moving Back to Australia

Moving back to Australia after years of yachting can be somewhat daunting and a bit of a challenge. Louise and Charlie, who met on board a super yacht a number of years ago, are one couple that made that decision to move back to Australia during covid. They are happy...

A Boss Bosun

A Boss Bosun

Possibly one of the best additions to a deck team is having a female amongst the boys. It gives the team a different perspective, and is gold for owners and charter guests when they see the girls showing the boys how its done. One boss on deck, Yvonne, wasn't only...

How To Become a Deckhand

How To Become a Deckhand

Have you watched Below Deck, scrolled on social media and saw a mega rich guy on his boat or you were like me and walked past all the yachts in Monaco port and thought to yourself “how the f**k can I work on that thing”. Here is a guide on how to become a deckhand on...

Words from an Aussie Deckhand

Words from an Aussie Deckhand

Zach, the Aussie Deckhand joined his first Mediterranean yacht in 2023 after spending a few years in yachting through out New Zealand, Australia and Indo.    When did you join your first yacht? I started my first yacht job in early 2019.   Where did you...

Advice from an Aussie Stewardess

Advice from an Aussie Stewardess

Olivia moved overseas in 2023 to join the yachting industry after spending some time in the Australian yachting scene as a yacht stewardess. Here is her awesome advice and thoughts on the differences between the two.   Where did you start yachting in Australia...

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