In the last few weeks we have seen the yacht job market continue to return to normality after the Covid-19 pandemic, with our recruiters welcoming more and more yacht jobs into the agency.
In an industry that is male-dominated, female yacht captains are still a rarity. But as more and more female yacht crew members continue to gain significant experience and rise in the rankings, the tide is beginning to turn. Look no further than the success of Captain Sandy Yawn to see what can be achieved! However, it still is not easy for female crew to break through that glass ceiling.
As we approach the traditional peak of the Mediterranean yachting season, we welcome news of a flood of new yacht jobs for our keen candidates after the uncertainty of the Covid-19 Coronavirus pandemic.
It’s no question that the COVID-19 outbreak has drastically affected the yacht industry, and YPI CREW has seen this first hand. The months of March, April and May have traditionally always been the busiest time for yacht recruitment. Looking at April 2020 compared to April 2019, yacht jobs and candidate placements have fallen by 80%. May is looking a lot more promising as jobs are coming in again, a sign that the market is starting to recover.
In our May yacht jobs, captains are already searching for new crew members, so that they can be ready for the start of the season. This means that now is a great time to make sure your YPI CREW online profile is set up and up to date!
The yachting industry has shown amazing strength and solidarity throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. And although there are currently fewer yacht job vacancies than previous months, we are confident that as soon as travel restrictions are lifted many more positions will open up.
As we enter March 2020, we are just one month out from the start of the Mediterranean yachting season! As such, we are on the hunt for ambitious yachties for our latest yacht jobs.
Our annual yacht industry statistics for yacht crew recruitment are now in, and are an invaluable tool in helping our entire industry understand the state of yachting today.
With the Mediterranean yachting season fast approaching, the range of yacht job opportunities continues to grow.