The Super Yachts are highly safe boats. In recent years, luxury yacht builders and safety systems development companies have driven technological innovation to equip Superyachts with sophisticated elements of active and passive safety.
The most critical safety element is the crew.
There is no higher priority than ensuring the personal safety of passengers, and for that, the key is to have a well trained crew.
The STCW – Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers – is an internationally recognized standard required by all seafarers working on commercial vessels above 79 feet in length. Includes crew working on commercial ships, ferries, cruise ships, and superyachts.
The STCW certification guarantees that the crew has received training in Firsts aids, is prepared to act in case of fire and can handle high-risk situations granting the safety of the boat and its occupants.
STCW certification is also recommended for those looking for work on private yachts, as owners, captains and management companies will rarely hire crew without it.