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Old 13-08-2019, 10:21   #16
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I am looking for a paid position on a large powered vessel.

Sorry I can't give you specific details but I know there are websites and agencies that deal with jobs on large yachts.



However without experience on yachts you may have to start at the bottom at very low wages unless you have some skill set that's really in demand like gourmet chef.
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Old 13-08-2019, 14:43   #17
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Sorry I can't give you specific details but I know there are websites and agencies that deal with jobs on large yachts.



However without experience on yachts you may have to start at the bottom at very low wages unless you have some skill set that's really in demand like gourmet chef.

And you will almost certainly require at least maritime industry Basic Safety Training qualifications.
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Old 13-08-2019, 17:52   #18
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I can't see how your sexual orientation would matter. It's not a "qualification" for a job. Get your creds, and make some applications. I doubt you'll find too much resistance these days, based on your being gay. Be clean, polite, well spoken, and considerate, and you'll be fine.
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Sexual orientation is usually not an issue; usually not even known. Unless you bring up the topic, very few will be interested in this part of your personal life.

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Re: Gay male crew member

Can i post to find a girlfriend masquerading as looking for work?
Any friendly female captain around?
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Can i post to find a girlfriend masquerading as looking for work?
Any friendly female captain around?


I think your also posting in the wrong forum- your post should be in scuttlebut under the joke thread!
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Re: Gay male crew member

Scooby, leave your gayness on the curb, stick to the main road.
Get STCW basic training.

Then if going on deck route: Powerboat Level II (RYA) Maybe Scuba, and other watersports certs, Jetski, etc.

If going on service side, you have Steward, or Housekeeping. Stew will get you as far as Chief Stew, who sometimes controls housekeeping. There, you will need some service oriantated quals, like wine knowlege, silver service, etc...


Your sexual orientation will have no negative effect, and might even help you. But do NOT base the whole career change on that. The yachting industry is very professional, if you do base it on your sexuality, you are looking in the wrong place, maybe a job as a fluffer in a dungeon would be more interesting.


There are tons of Megayacht/Superyacht pages on Facebook. "Crew Helping Crew" "Palma Yacht Crew" and many more.

We know the industry well, trust me, moenie kak praat nie, stick to the primary motivation...you will find love and friends within the industry, but only wave that rainbow flag after hours.
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Oh, now this site is for social engagements. Really??
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Get STCW basic training.

STCW 95 will get you in the door. Not sure how it is in South Africa but the med, US and Caribbean are gay friendly, if it means anything.
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As Gilana posted, no one aboard a boat really cares what your sexual preference is...unless you make it an issue. Ive had gay male & female crew, as long as they are competent and respectful of others who cares.
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As Gilana posted, no one aboard a boat really cares what your sexual preference is...unless you make it an issue. Ive had gay male & female crew, as long as they are competent and respectful of others who cares.

With a very few exceptions I've seen this is my experience and personal opinion as well.
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