Issue 76 of The Crew Report is out now. It’s on its way to superyacht crew all over the world, but if you can’t wait don’t worry – just download the issue here. A big shout out goes to bosun Michael Lewington, M/Y Majestic, for the brilliant cover shot, as part of our photo competition.

Don’t miss the editor’s introduction, where Lulu Trask reminds crew that shouting about the brilliance of this industry is no bad thing, and Martin H. Redmayne’s column on the importance of taking pride in the workplace.

Perhaps most exciting, issue 76 includes the second part of our Superyacht Golden Ticket trilogy, which focuses on money. From what you earn based on position, length of yacht and nationality to your individual spend as crewmember and that of the yacht. Whether you’re looking at hundreds of thousands a month on tenders and toys during the charter season or the tens of thousands you put away for personal savings each year, it’s all included.



The captains of this issue answer the question of whether or not the superyacht industry has gone too far with regulations, while Captain Mike Rouse of La Familia looks at the increasingly prevalent culture of crew expectation from the owner’s point of view. We also interview Captain Robert Koper of motoryacht Keri Lee III about why he decided to move from the engine room to the bridge, in addition to providing advice for captains on the logistical challenges in a hypothetical voyage. We also offer advice to chief stews on purchasing, and answer the most asked questions on the topic.


The crew of Keri Lee III

This issue takes a look at the increasingly talked about shadow vessel, and the role superyacht crew have in working on this type of vessel, and we also look at the role of crew when it comes to the often problematic task of dealing with guests who don’t have the relevant PWC licenses (and don’t miss the photo of Captain Carl Sputh of motoryacht Starfire ruling the waves and showing how watersports should be done).

First officer Paul Duncan delves into the industry’s familiar Non-Disclosure Agreements and the impact these have on crew, particularly in cases where past yachts aren’t even allowed to be listed on CVs, while chief stewardess Agis Variani looks at how slow internet connections on board can actually affect getting the job done – it’s not all about Facebook.


Captain Carl Sputh, M/Y Starfire, at home on the water

We also investigate the impact of the Yachtmaster ticket on career progression, something Mediterranean editor Bryony McCabe deems a catch-22 situation, while The Superyacht Report editor Will Mathieson takes a look at the difference between electronic and e-navigation.

Issue 76 will be available at the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show and Global Superyacht Forum, or you can download your issue here.