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Old 22-06-2005, 02:01   #1
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Med to the Caribbean

Can someone please advise me on when most of the charter Yachts leave the Med and head to the Caribbean for the season. I am looking at doing a season in the Caribbean after this Med season and want to secure a position to take me over there as well.

Also, any guidance on salary levels for a deck hand with STCW95, RYA Comp Crew and 1000 delivery miles would be greatly appreciated.


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the best time to cross is starting around October.. November is the time where the ARC (Atlantic Rallye for Cruisers) start in Canaries Islands....
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As a deckhand aboard a megayacht, you should earn anywhere from $3000 US per month to $4000 US per month with all food and travel paid. An STCW-95 certification is all but mandatory for this position aboard a US flagged vessel, and I think is 100% manditory on vessels flying the Union Jack and other foreign flagged vessels.

Hope this helps.

Another piece of advice, since I had a disasterous experience in this industry:


Don't blindly assume they are nice, even if you speak to them several times. Get references, get names of previous deckhands, and CALL THEM. Being trapped aboard with a bad captain (or worse... wife running the show through the captain) is one of the worst experiences.

Now... BEST OF LUCK! I know lots of people that have done well in this industry - me and my wife weren't one.

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