THE CREW ROUTINE
It’s hard to define a typical day onboard since the work schedule will change depending on the time of the year, if there are guests or not, etc. What is always a primary thing to do working on a superyacht is the maintenance to keep it in excellent conditions: a large part of the day in a life is cleaning, polishing and taking care of every little thing.
The working hours on a superyacht are long, and it’s the nature of the job that when the owner and guests are awake, you’re busy doing everything you can to make them comfortable, so 12/14 hour a day is not so unusual…
But not everything is so hard, there is also a good part. Navigating in a spectacular vessel owned by celebrities, royalty or brokers (between others) has its advantages like the unique travel destinations, the luxurious surroundings and the money a crew member can get. Sure, the service expectations are much higher on yachts than another type of vessels, but if you are dedicated and get the proper training, you can land a yacht-job and live an amazing experience.
Usually, crew members live on board with a monthly salary. Most of the living expenses are covered by the owner, as well as the maintaining and the necessary to live in the superyacht (bills, water, gas, electricity…). Every superyacht has crew areas below deck, with cabins and laundry, and the crew mess, where the crew can relax and if you want to stay fit, some of the larger superyachts have even crew gyms…how about that?
Now we are sure that while you are reading this article you are already thinking of finding a job as a superyacht crew member…are we right?