FANCY being paid to sail the world on a superyacht? A stewardess has revealed what it takes to work on some of the world’s best boats.
Caitlin, better known was superyachtgirl, regularly posts videos on TikTok about her experiences working all around the world on superyachts.
The superyacht stewardess starts her working day at 11am, with a spot of laundry, before cracking on with other tasks such as cleaning the ship and looking out for pieces of debris in the surrounding water.
Her working day will often finish at around 3am.
It’s not all work though, as Caitlin spends her breaks lying on a sun lounger next to the pool while eating chunks of watermelon.
Then, when the superyacht is docked, she spends her days off exploring the nearby town with her boyfriend who also works on board.
This glamorous lifestyle might seem too good to be true, but in a recent video, which has had more than 390,000 views, she revealed that only two qualifications are needed before a deckhand is fit to set sail.
The first is a STCW95 Basic Safety Training course – a legal requirement for anyone working on commercial vessels over 24 metres, which covers everything from survival techniques to first aid.
She said: “You will need to tread water for around 15 mins for your STCW as there’s a module on sea survival.”
Caitlin paid $1,000 (£812) for her course, with a similar course costing £920 in the UK.
The second qualification Caitlin lists in her video is an ENG 1 medical certificate, which are issued by a doctor who is approved by the Maritime and Coastguard Agency.
To qualify, you’ll need a previous medical certificate, photo ID, your GP’s contact details and information regarding any medical prescriptions you’re taking.
Both of these qualifications set back Caitlin $1,185 (£960.18), while this may seem like a hefty sum, Caitlin earns between $3,000 (£2430.84) to $5,000 (£4051.40) per month while working on a 60 metre superyacht.
As well as her bumper pay cheque, she also receives generous tips with her largest being $5,000 (£4051.40) from one guest.
Other qualifications that are good to have are a Food Hygiene Level 2 qualification and a Proficiency in Designated Security Duties course – but as Caitlin points out that these can be acquired while on board.
In the comments, many people described this as the “dream job” and many others were quick to say they’d be taking their deckhand courses as soon as possible.
While it may sound like a glamorous moneymaker, the job can be quite gruelling though.
Meanwhile here’s a look inside the biggest yacht in the world.