Ex-stewardess Anna Riorden, currently on the new-build team for a 41m superyacht, is asking superyacht crew to tell her about the design challenges they have faced when it comes to working on board. As part of her degree in Interior Design, Riorden is doing her thesis on how design of crew service and living areas on superyachts can contribute to a more efficient working environment, and has put together a survey for crew.

“Providing five-star-plus guest service on the water is challenging at the best of times. There are long hours, demanding guests and living with your colleagues, not to mention an unstable platform and tight spaces,” she explains. “Superyachts need careful planning at the design stage in order to have things running as smoothly and efficiently as possible, but functionality on board is often overlooked.”

This is an issue on which we know you have a lot to say – we heard you say it at SuperyachtDESIGN Week 2015 and it comes up in so many of our conversations with you. “Please help me help you by filling out the questionnaire. Everybody has had times on board where the design seems at odds with working life. Here is your change to have your say and give feedback on your living and working environment.”

The survey takes about eight minutes to complete. To take it, please click here.


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