Yacht Jobs, what next for crew?
Written by Michael Henson
Last updated: 02/12/2016
According to Julie Perry, author of ‘The insiders’ guide to becoming a yacht stewardess’, one of the most frequently asked questions from people looking into becoming yacht crew is, what do you do afterwards?
It is often said that many yacht crew face ‘burn out’ after several seasons on board and many are wary about starting off in the industry because of fear of being under qualified to find another job afterwards.
However there are many career options in the luxury yachting industry, that can utilise the accumulated skills of crew members, just ask our very own Carrie Stocker. When she decided to leave her life at sea behind, she transferred her hard earned industry expertise into a job at Yachting Pages Media Group.
Now we can’t guarantee you a job at Yachting Pages (you could check out our jobs board though) but there are plenty of other opportunities for you. Check out the list below created by Julie Perry.
Become a crew recruiter
You’ve done the dockwalking, signed up to every crew agency known to man and trained new yachties in the day to day. Chances are you already know how to assist yacht crew in finding a job or vice versa.
Work at a yacht management company
Yacht managers can provide support and service to the captain and crew in the day to day running and overall management of the yacht. Most yachts now use a yacht management company meaning there is opportunity in both small and large companies where you could act as a liaison.
Work for a provisioner or chandlery
Provisioners and chandleries are located in nearly every major port, and their job is to provide the boats supplies. This can be food or drink right through to mechanical parts.
Become a yacht agent
Yacht agents offer all kinds of support services to the crew in a specific area. This can be anything from yacht clearance, fuel, berthing reservations or even local excursions. Being crew means you already have the advantage of knowing what questions may be asked.
Become a superyacht broker
Yacht or charter brokers act as agents in negotiating the sale or charter of a yacht.
Work for the yachting mediaThere are many publications and/or websites that cover the superyacht industry each looking to understand crew and guests. Your experiences on board would suit you well in a media company giving you first-hand experience to be able to write destination guides, how to videos, etc…
Get a job at a crew-training school
Teach others to become professional crew. As the industry grows, more and more people are looking to enrol into maritime and specialised crew training facilities.
For more guides and helpful articles on the yachting industry, visit Crew Corner.
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