Book Title: The Deck Handbook: A Guide for the Super Yacht Greenhorn: A comprehensive guide to getting - and keeping - a job as deckhand onboard a Super Yacht
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
Author: Mr James W Tate
The Super Yacht world is somewhat of a secret one. For young and eager people with a zest for life and travel, working on a Super Yacht ticks every box. Whilst the work is hard and the hours long, the rewards are vast and the locations exotic. Author James Tate has spent the last six years working as both a deckhand and bosun on a vast array of Super Yachts. Purely from experience he details everything you need to know on how to obtain - and keep - a job on one. What a Super Yacht is and what you can expect - the work, the hours, the schedule, the living quarters, the rewards and time off. What you can do before you leave home - where to go and when, STCW, medical and visas, wording your CV and registering with crew agents online. What to do when you arrive in a Super Yacht city - staying in crew houses, meeting with crew agents, day working, walking the docks, tying knots, socializing and crew parties. Interviews with Captains - how best to prepare and how to behave in one. Deciding on a job and how to secure the one you really want. Once onboard - general rules and safety, the average work day, radio etiquette, wash downs, work spaces, watchkeeping duties, docking and anchoring. Guest and charter trips - guest relations, tender driving, snorkeling and diving, beach setups, immaculate decks, guest invitations, tips and bonuses. Shipyards - safety, organization and taking charge of day workers. Time off, vacations and jumping ship. Progressing - logging sea time, obtaining tickets and moving up the ranks. All of this, and more, inside The Deck Handbook: A Guide for the Super Yacht Greenhorn!