I often get email asking me questions about how to get a job on a boat. One question that is often asked is how do I get a job on a boat?
If you are located in the USA, there is often a lot of work in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Accommodation at a crew house in Fort Lauderdale costs about $130 per week. Yacht captains will often come to the crew houses searching for workers, offering $10 to $15 per hour for day work. This is a great opportunity to get your first experience working on luxury yachts. The best time to go to Fort Lauderdale is a couple of weeks before the Fort Lauderdale Boat Show because the boats are preparing for the show and there is a lot of work at that time.
A couple of people that emailed me went down to Fort Lauderdale on my recommendation and ended up working on boats. One wrote me back to say that she had found a job on a 100 foot yacht on its way down to the Caribbean. If you have the right attitude, it is possible to get a well-paying job on a yacht even with no previous boating experience.
Feel free to ask any questions here in the forums about working on yachts...