If anyone was going to start an automotive business aimed directly and exclusively at yacht crewmembers, it makes perfect sense for it to have been Mark Upton - a man who has a wealth of his own experience working on yachts and a passion for cars. Having already founded the company CrewFo, which provides expert financial advice for superyacht crew, Upton recently turned his attentions from the high seas to four wheels.
Careers in yachting can be exceptionally rewarding, but sacrifices must be made. While you will benefit from the opportunity to travel the world, meet new friends for life, and earn good money, you will also forego the opportunity to lead a 'normal life' - the allure of which is the industry's primary attraction for some crewmembers. During the peak season(s), it is likely that you'll spend months away from the yacht's base. It is probable that notions of familiarity will fade into the recesses of your memory. As such, careers in yachting can often be short-lived, as crew trade in life onboard for life on land. YPI CREW takes a look at some of the land-based career options available for ex-crew.
Those working in yacht jobs in France will have no doubt heard of the new social security law which applies to non-French yacht crew residing in France as of July 1st 2017.
In response to an increase in demand for well-trained interior yacht crew, the Stewardess Training Academy was established in Palma in June 2016. Formed by Jess Barnard and Erin Bloom - former yacht crew stewardesses - the training academy aims to imbue both inexperienced and experienced interior crew with the skills to offer exceptional service and a distinguished sense of professionalism.
For Captains, the issue of budget management is an enduring nightmare. The general consensus among Captains is that existing methods of managing budgets are outdated and inefficient, meaning that the accounting process takes more time and effort than it should.
While it's true that yacht crew are exceptionally busy throughout the busy summer months, there is often a lull in activity throughout the winter period. One opportunistic Captain has spent this quiet period developing a gadget that transcends the ordinary: the eV-Twin Electric Motorbike.
As the leading recruitment agency in the yacht crew industry, YPI CREW endeavours to provide useful resources and up-to-date information to prospective candidates and employers.
As the summer yachting season gets underway in the Mediterranean, competition for jobs is hotting up within the yacht crew market. Captains are constantly competing for the best yacht crew in order to shape a capable team ahead of the season.
Not just a reflection of prospects for yachting employees, crew recruitment data underpins insightful market analysis of the yachting industry itself. An average 100m superyacht requires around 50 yacht crewmembers. Accordingly, as the length of yachts and numbers launched increase, so does the requirement for crew. YPI CREW compiled data which suggests that the yachting industry is going from strength to strength.