At the end of 2014 The Crew Report launched its Superyacht Golden Ticket crew survey, a 126-question survey that covered all aspects of working on board superyachts. The results are in; over 1,000 crewmembers from 26 nationalities and 655 yachts took the survey, and The Superyacht Owner will bring you analysis of all those results that focus on yacht ownership. 

In this online analysis we look at one particular question we asked crew: for how long is your owner on board the yacht each year? It’s bandied about that owners spend just a week or two on board their yachts each year, so we wanted to find out if there’s any truth to this.

It turns out, there’s not – or at least there’s very little truth to this. Just eight per cent of crewmembers said their owners were on board for less than two weeks out of the year, and 4.5 per cent said the same for less than one week of the year.


Owners are most likely to spend between two and three months on board, particularly so on board yachts between 50m and 60m.


In fact, 79.7 per cent of crewmember said their owners were on board for more than one month out of the year, while 17.5 per cent had owners who remained on board for more than five of the 12 months.

According to these crewmembers, owners are most likely to spend between two and three months on board, particularly so on board yachts between 50m and 60m, while owners are more likely to spend more than five months on board than less than two weeks.

How does this differ with size categories? If we go straight to the top of the spectrum, of those on board yachts 100m or larger, the split was relatively equal for those owners on board for much of the year, and those for little of it; 14.3 per cent had owners on board for more than five months and 17.1 per cent had owners on board for less than two weeks.

Are any owners on board their yachts for more than half the year? Yes. In fact, of the 100m+ category, 14.3 per cent of crew said their owners were on for six months or longer, while 11 per cent of crew on board yachts between 60m and 80m said the same.



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The Superyacht Owner will continue to bring you analysis from The Crew Report’s Superyacht Golden Ticket crew survey. For more detailed analysis, visit TheCrewReport.com and look out for The Crew Report Issue 75 – the Monaco issue.