Renegotiating a yacht crew salary is something that every crew member will consider at some point. The hard thing is, the average salaries for crew jobs are very attractive, particularly when compared to on-shore careers. This high salary is justified by long hours, hard work, and the sacrifice of a social life and personal relationships back at home, but it is also one of the reasons why yacht crew salary negotiations can be tricky. However, just because the pay is high, it does not mean that your salary should not increase with your experience.
It’s not always fun to be away from family and friends during the holidays but there are some ways yacht crews can make their Christmas holidays in the sun more exciting and adventurous whether they are based in the Caribbean or the Med. Find out how.
As everyone knows, the Monaco Yacht Show is a phenomenal event, with some of the world’s most spectacular superyachts on display, as well as hundreds of exhibitors, from shipyards to brokers to crew agencies.
The craziness of the peak summer yachting season is drawing to a close, which means that those with jobs on yachts are starting to think about end of season holiday destinations for yacht crew.
Sometimes we’re given a gentle reminder that our beloved yacht crew industry is merely part of a wider maritime family, one with members found far afield in branches such as the Merchant Navy and fishing fleets.
Unfortunately it has often been difficult for victims of bullying and harassment in the superyacht industry to know where to turn for help, particularly if the offending party is a senior figure such as a Captain, or when the culture on board is toxic and senior figures who should be protecting their vulnerable crew instead […]
Laurence Lewis says it’s not all about answers, you should have questions you want answered too.
An important topic for yacht crew, social security laws have featured greatly in yachting news in 2017, owing to the implementation of a new decree early in the year.
YPI CREW proudly showcases the talents of skilled crew and matches the best candidates with the most appealing yacht crew jobs, regardless of gender. We took the time to speak to three female deckhands to learn more about how they got into the yachting industry and what their roles involve.