Constructing the “Perfect” Yacht CV

From Desk to Deck

Now you know the basics of getting started in yachting, you have to put together a yacht CV, or “curriculum vitae”. For anyone leaving land-based jobs who are used to the resume, the biggest difference is the presence of a photo. Unsurprisingly, the yachting/luxury industry is superficial. They want to hire good looking, clean-cut and well-presented individuals. HONEST TRUTH: The photo is about 50% of what gets you noticed among the stack of other CVs.

Although each crew agent (similar to headhunters/recruiters) will want you to use their own CV format, most captains will be happy with all the relevant information laid out clearly and efficiently. Check out my sample yacht CV below. It’s far from “perfect”, but it’s worked pretty well for me. The length is usually a few pages, but newbie’s CVs are ok to be only one page, especially if yacht experience is limited.

Yacht CV template

In addition to the sample above, here…

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