Sure! In fact, yacht stewardess and deckhand are the two most common entry points for yachting industry newbies. You’ll likely need to spend some time doing day work to gain experience before securing a permanent position, but this is a great way to try out the role, allowing you to work on all different sizes of yachts and with different crew dynamics.
Any off-yacht work experience you have can also be very helpful – for example, in hospitality and hotels, on cruise ships, as tour leaders or divers. Graduates in mechanics and engineering may also receive bonus points from a Captain, as they can be helpful in fixing miscellaneous items around the yacht. However, above all your energy and commitment to the role is what will get you your dream deckie job, ultimately helping you work up to that top yacht deckhand salary.