Not from South Africa? We can still help you! From info for newbies to course bookings for seasoned yachties – we will be happy to help!
Skype is a wonderful invention, and we are just a phone call or message away. So if you are looking for info or needing assistance with any of the following don’t hesitate to email us so we can set up a time to chat to you.
Book an appointment…
Heard about how awesome the schools in S.A are? Want a quote and some help from South African’s? We’ll be happy to book (at NO additional cost to you) your courses, give advice on where to stay and give you some touristy things to do on your days off.
Not sure about your plans? Book a Seaman’s ticket and get flexible return dates, extra baggage allowance and the freedom to change your ticket if you need too! We can quote and book for you.
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First-hand knowledge of yachting and what you should expect
Whether you are South African or not, the industry is the same for everyone… we’ll go through what you should expect so you can decide if Yachting is for you before you spend 1000’s on courses and flights!
What salary should you expect
We’ll give you a breakdown of what salary you can expect depending on your skills and qualifications.
When to look for jobs
This is important because you don’t want to go at the wrong time of year and end up waiting around for the season to start.
We’ll go through a list of what you’re going to need to spend so you can budget properly and have a clear idea of what it’s going to cost you to get into the wonderful world of yachting!
Land CV’s are very different to yachting CV’s and we will help you to create and edit your CV so you have a better chance of landing a job!
Setting up an offshore bank account is very important – we can help you.
Hearing a different story from everyone on what courses you need to do? We can clear it up for you!
Nervous for your first interview? We’ll give you some advice and practice so you feel confident in your interviews!
Not sure where to stay? We can help!
Map of Antibes
We’ll give you a detailed map of where to go in Antibes so you can hit the ground running when you arrive (Agencies, Cyber cafes, crew houses, pubs, pharmacy, doctor, etc.)
Dock Walking tips
Never dockwalked? We’ll give you some first-hand advice so you know some do’s and don’ts that can make or break your dockwalking success.
What to wear
First impressions last… let us help you to pack your bag before you leave so you know exactly what you’ll need.
What to take with
Packing for 6 months can be daunting – there are things that should not be left behind..
We will give you a list of the top crew agencies as well as some direct contacts that can assist you with landing a job.
All of our assistance and guidelines are charged for in a package rate for non-South Africans. We charge €100 for help with all of the above. (except course bookings which we offer at no charge).
You guys truly are the best!! Thank you so much for all the help, would not have made it this far without South African Yachties!
I was one of the first to be part of David’s crew placement program, introduced in 2012. I also had the pleasure of working with David on a daily basis where he passed on his Mr Miyagi yachting knowledge and experience. Approaching David for help and advice was unquestionably my greatest asset to entering into the industry. David is one of most professional and energetic people I have worked with and will go to great lengths to make sure you are well prepared to start a yachting career. I would not be where I am today without David’s do’s and don’ts advice for entering the industry and any South African, or potential yachties, wishing to step aboard and chase their dream job a boat will be at a serious disadvantage without David’s years of wisdom.”
David helped me with everything to do with the yachting industry from the courses, where to apply for visa’s, what agents to register on and the list goes on. Without David I probably would never have made it to Antibes and onto a yacht, he also put a word in for me getting me a day of day work which is fabulous when you have no experience and need some cash ;-)
South African Yachties in my opinion is the preferred way to get into the Yachting industry. Dave has been professional from day one. He guided myself and a friend through the entire process making him a pleasure to work with. His friendly manner and advice was key in helping me decide that this was what I wanted to do. Always helpful and using his vast knowledge of the industry answered my every question. If you want to be that one step ahead then through Dave, Samantha and South African Yachties is the only way to go! Thank you South African Yachties!
David Pott was the First Mate on the yacht I worked on during my gap year. Even though I had absolutely no experience in the industry, nor had I even seen a yacht in my life, he managed to almost singlehandedly train me up. Doing so took a great deal of patience as well as a natural eye for detail. Without him I never could have been able to pull my weight and would have lost out on the best 8 months of my life.
Dave’s enthusiasm for yachting is contagious! He’s been really helpful in every aspect with my preparation for pursuing a yachting career. Truly priceless advice!
No Words can describe how friendly and professional South African Yachties is. I was treated like a friend from the start and I thank David for all his personal attention. If you want to make money, love traveling and have a great personality this industry is for you! Thanks again!
My name is Tyler and I finished high school last year. I heard about David via family and decided to get in touch with him. It was easy to get going and very soon I was skyping David and getting all my stuff arranged very quickly. David helped me organise my CV and also made sure I had everything together for what would have otherwise been a very difficult and lengthy visa application. I was given tips about the ins and outs of the yachting industry and without David’s help I would have spent hundreds if not thousands of euros making mistakes in France. I owe the success of my time in France and Italy to David and would recommend him to anyone wanting to start out in the industry.