Best time to find a yacht job – Yacht crew guide to the Med-season

Best time to find a yacht job – Yacht crew guide to the Med-season

Best time to find a yacht job – Yacht crew guide to the Med-season

For knowing the best time to find a yacht job and start yachting in the Med it is important to understand when the best season for finding work is. To find work on Super yachts, In the guide Yachtiecarers will list the top 10 best months to start Yachting in the Med and show you why you will have an advantage starting at this time.

Best time to start Yachting in Mediterranean

Firstly, to become yacht crew and find work on superyachts it is important to understand that the Mediterranean is the yachting hotspot of the world. (With some competition with Florida/Caribbean). This means that although the season might consist of high and low seasons, you will always be able to fnd yacht jobs and apply for yacht crew jobs to work as a Stewardess or Deckhand on Yacht in the Med. It does not matter what month of the year it is, as yachts in the Med will always be looking for crew.

Where to find yacht jobs in the Med ?

The Mediterranean yacht crew locations consist of a large area and is not limited to just south of France. In recent years many yachts have started relocating both for winter maintenance and summer charter yacht crew season to yachting hotspots such as Croatia, Montenegro and Turkey. The entire Mediterranean consist of the following yachting locations for yacht crew and the best time to start yachting:

  • Croatia
  • Palma, Ibiza, Menorca
  • Spain
  • South of France
  • Italy
  • Malta
  • Greece
  • Montenegro
  • Turkey
  • Cyprus
  • Gibraltar
  • Portugal
  • Winter locations such as Germany and Netherlands

How long is the med-season for yacht crew?

 To work on yachts in the Mediterranean the best and most busy time with peak high-season is June-August. However, to find Yacht jobs applications start sooner and already from March-May is recruiting season, peaking in April/May.

The actual Yachting season for yacht crew in the Med is becoming longer and longer and it is now starting April and ending October for yacht crew jobs.

October- April is usually a winter maintenance period and although it is not season, there will be many jobs around for yacht crew and finding your first Stewardess or Deckhand position on a super yacht. This is because many crew are leaving for holiday or a different job and many positions open up during the winter period.

 

Best time to start yachting and find a yacht job in the Med?

Let us dive in and see what each month has to offer for finding the best time to find a yacht job in the Mediterranean. Here is a complete guide to becoming yacht crew in Europe and a yacht crew guide to the yacht Mediterranean season in Europe.

Top 10 months for best time to start Yachting

This list will surprise many yacht crew, but with years of recruiting for deckhands and stewardess position we have seen the success rate of candidates and how easy it can be to find yacht crew jobs at the right time.

10. Best time to find a Yacht job in the Med – February

February is number 10 on our list. This month is usually full swing with winter maintenance jobs and yachts are just starting to look for crew for the upcoming Med-season but not quite yet. It might be excellent for daywork as Yacht might need help with winter maintenance jobs and you can build you experience.

Yacht Deckhand Salary 2024

Yachtiecareers ex-crew Salvatore found a Yacht job through Yachtiecareers on a 60m Yacht in February in Malta. (Excellent month for Yacht Crew Training and STCW. Will give you all certificates and CV in time for starting job search for the Med-season starting in April.

9. Best time to find a Yacht job in the Med – November

At this time, you can still find a crossing job to the Caribbean if you get the B1/B2 visa through Yachtiecareres.

Find Deck or Stew Jobs in The Med

Our Yachtie careers Gabi and Tereza did the Yacht Crew STCW Training with us in October and then found a Yacht job together doing a crossing to Caribbean in November. They are still completing the Caribbean season together.

8. Best time to find a Yacht job in the Med – July

Best time to find a yacht stewardess job

 This is the middle of high season in the Med. It could not be more busy. So why is July not higher on the list to find yacht jobs as yacht crew ? Simply because all the yachts are fully manned at this point. And if someone quits there are 100 of yacht crew standing by looking for a job.  However if you are the right location at the right time this is still an excellent month to find a yacht job like our ex student Maria found one through Yachtiecareers in Montenegro and Sara Ramirez got a yacht job in Caribbean. 


7. Best time to find a Yacht job in the Med – June

Although yachts are now starting the season you can still find several yachts looking for crew in the med. This is also an excellent month to find daywork and dock walking as many yachts need crew prepare the yachts for charters and you can build your experience.

Yacht Crew guide to Yacht seasons

Hannah Smith and Villum Rasmussen found a Yacht job in the summer following their Training.


6. Best time to find a Yacht job in the Med – March

Kelsea Keating. Maybe the best month to complete your yacht crew STCW and get quailified. As you can then jump straight into the high season for yacht crew in the Med in terms of recruiting. This is when Yachts start to employ new crew for the upcoming Med-season.

Where to find a Yacht Stewardess job ?

Our Ex-student Kelsea Keating did the training in March and found her first Yacht job in March. One year later she has been offered a rotational job as 2nd Stewardess.


 

5. Best time to find a Yacht Job in the Med – August

Similar spot as July, but in August more crew are starting to leave their positions. And as the Yacht Med Season is in full swing, yachts need crew quickly for charters. If you are in the right spot at the right time you will get the job. Especially in locations with less yacht crew such as:

Turkey, Montenegro, Greece and Croatia. Our ex-student Reece did the training in the 2023 summer and found her first job in Cannes in August following the yacht crew training as a Yacht Stewardess.


4. Best time to find a Yacht job in the Med – October

Yacht Stewardess Salary 2024

 Excellent month to find Yacht jobs in the Med. There is less competition. Many Yacht Crew go on leave and Yachts are also starting to look for crew to do Atlantic crossings for the Caribbean Season. This is also an excellent time to find winter jobs in Europe.

Our Ex yachtiecareers Stewardess Tabitha from United Kingdom did the training in October and the following week got offered a Yacht Job in Portugal for the winter.


 

3. Best time to find a Yacht job in the Med – May

Best time Yacht Crew Med-season

 May is an excellent month as all yachts are looking to fill up the spots for the season and need both temporary and season crew to join on board both in Deckhand and Stewardess positions.

Our crew Deckhand Fredrik Fiskerstrand and Stewardess Firdious Ali from Cruise ships just completed the Online training as they had STCW already Fredrik Fiskerstrand and got jobs on 90-100m Mega Yachts within 2 weeks after we completed their CVs for the Yacht Med Season.


2. Best time to find a Yacht job in the Med – September

Stewardess Yacht CV Photo

 Tiara Muyale completed her training in September and 2 days later had a yacht job for the Monaco Yacht show. After completing the show she managed to get a job in Cannes which later lead her to Dubai.

One of the absolute best months. Yacht are looking to replace crew for the end of the season. There are several Boat Shows, yacht crew are going on leave and need winter replacements and you can also catch a Caribbean job.


 


1. Best time to find a Yacht job in the Med – April

 Absolute Peak recruiting season. All Yachts are looking for Crew to join for the Summer season that is just starting in April. Our ex students did the Yacht Stewardess STCW in April and got job offers a week after in South of France.

Yacht STCW Basic Safety Training
Mikaela George from Canada got a job offer once arriving in France after the training and Maura Dore from United Kingdom in the picture from the Yacht Crew Training in April 2023, got Stewardess jobs by applying online after completing the training. 


Summary for Best time to find a Yacht Crew job in the Med?

Other months December-January As you can see for finding yacht jobs in the mediterreanean there are advantages to each month and we will help you optimize your job search and CV depending on month and location. Even the months not on the list December and January can be good for finding yacht jobs as you might be asked to step in for crew going on Christmas holidays.

Find a Deckhand job in the med

Our ex-crew Carlo Greco found a Yacht Job in Italy on a Yacht in December following his training in November 2023.

10. Best time to find a Yacht job in the Med – February

9. Best time to find a Yacht job in the Med – November

8. Best time to find a Yacht job in the Med – July

7.Best time to find a Yacht job in the Med – June

6. Best time to find a Yacht job in the Med – March

5. Best time to find a Yacht job in the Med – August

4. Best time to find a Yacht job in the Med – October

3. Best time to find a Yacht job in the Med – May

2. Best time to find a Yacht job in the Med – September

1. Best time to find a Yacht job in the Med – April

 


 Yacht Crew Certificate and STCW to find a yacht job in the Med?

 To join the Yacht Crew Med-season in 2024 you need to be fully qualified with all your certificates and Deckhand or Yacht Stewardess training. To become part of Yachtiecareers team and yacht crew you have 2 option for starting out:

To become a Yacht Stewardess and get all STCW Basic Safety Training, Visas, Yacht CV and Seaman’s Discharge book you can book your training here:
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