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Old 22-06-2005, 03:01   #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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Hello,

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:

CHECK OUT THE CAPTIAN!!

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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