An engineering job on a superyacht can be a challenging but rewarding career. Many people know the perks of being a ‘yachtie’ – from amazing travel opportunities to the chance to make friends for life… but why would you choose to fulfil the engineer position on a superyacht?
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I’ve noticed that the common term ‘RMS’ causes confusion, fear and doubt in some superyacht engineers, when talking about electrical measurements, so we’re taking a look in more detail.
Over recent years, we’ve increasingly seen a shift from full time positions to rotational roles throughout the superyacht world, including superyacht engineering jobs.
There’s basically two methods I use to assess VRLA batteries condition; one is fast and easy, the second is slower but gives you valuable data.
Whether you’re thinking about your job options after education, or considering a change of career, if you’re interested in engineering, working on a superyacht could be a brilliant option.
Electrical conductors and enclosures containing electrical and electronic equipment need to prevent water from entering and affecting operation and possibly breaking down insulation.
The marine environment is harsh and often has a high chance of water entering boxes where it shouldn’t. How do I know if I have the right level of protection in a box or enclosure against water ingress?
There’s an inherent problem connecting shore power to a vessel, where a common connection through the earth bonding to an adjacent vessel (or marina metal pilings) can cause an unintended circuit to be formed which causes your sacrificial anodes to become quickly eroded
Diodes are electrical one-way valves and are used in many applications in boat from large to small, but you may not recognise them at first. I showed you the diagram of the galvanic isolator elsewhere which comprises 4 diodes arranged like below, but how do you test one?