5 tips for creating an outstanding Yachting CV

Creating your yachting CV is the first step before applying for the ACREW Superyacht Internship Programme or for a position onboard. The ACREW team collected the most important tips and tricks to help you create an outstanding Yachting CV and to get you ready to kick off your yachting career. Let’s get started! 

  1. Include a photo 

One of the most important things to add to your yachting CV is a recent photo. Make sure you choose a high quality headshot wearing a smart shirt or polo. Choose a neutral background for your photo, look smart and professional and don’t forget to smile. Keep your photo size below 250kb as many boats are downloading files using satellites.

  1. Choose the right format 

Your yachting CV is very different from your CV you would use to get a land based job. Make sure you include all required information and present it in the right format. We would recommend to use a template which you can find online as it gives you an idea on how the layout should look like and which information you should include.

Choose a classic font such as Calibri, 11 point or Verdana 10 point as they are easy to read and use subheadings and bold fonts to keep your CV organised. Make sure you save your CV as a PDF file or similar format that can be opened on both a MAC or PC. We would recommend keeping your CV to max. 2 pages.

  1. Required information
  • Full Name
  • Date of Birth
  • Photo
  • Mobile number
  • Email
  • Nationality
  • Spoken languages
  • Marital Status
  • Visas with expiration dates
  • Driving licence
  • Current location
  • Smoking habits
  • Visible Tattoos
  • Profile objective
  • Relevant yachting qualifications
  • Yachting experience
    • Position held
    • Start and end dates
    • Private or charter yacht
    • Yacht name and size
    • Concise summary of the itinerary and your duties
    • Additional relevant work
  • References
    • Name
    • Yacht Name
    • Position of Referee
    • Contact details
  • Interests and hobbies
  1. Qualifications and experiences

Start with the most important qualifications first. All qualifications should be written in bullet points. If you have any additional skills or non-yachting experiences that could be relevant to mention for your position include them in your Yachting CV.

  1. Have a look at your social media

Last tip: Take a look over your social media accounts before applying for a yacht job. Make sure that your social media profiles are not revealing any inappropriate information of you and are in line with your CV or just switch your profiles to “private”.