The Crew Report: Monaco Yacht Show issue
What can superyacht crew find in our brand new issue? From repatriation issues to alternative career paths, it's all here.…
With so many yachts and crew in one place, each year, the Monaco Yacht Show is one of the best times to reach crew. Each year we deliver our ‘yacht packs’, to all the yachts berthed at the show as well as hopping on a tender, getting a little bit splashed, and hand-delivering copies to each superyacht at anchor. In short, it’s crucial the content in our Monaco Yacht Show issue is both timely and pertinent to yacht crew.
Every Autumn, crew are gearing up either for their winter season, or some down time where they might be undertaking some training in preparation for a busy following year. That’s why this year’s Monaco Yacht Show issue, while its respective departmental sections do vary, has a particular focus on training. So what’s in it for you?
Our main features include a look at the deficit of compassion in the industry, particularly when it comes to repatriation in cases of a family emergency, as well as the benefits of working as crew on a support vessel rather than a directly guest-facing superyacht. Our Careers section features an article on the shipyards that are taking crew training in-house during builds and refits, and a look at the true benefits of working on smaller yachts as a stepping stone to a career on board even 100m+ superyachts.
Captains: What do you really think of working with management companies? For so long we’ve had comments such as ‘our management company is great’ or ‘managers just get too involved’. But this time we’ve done a survey, and we bring you the figures pertaining to captain sentiment on management companies in this industry.
Deck crew: We used to look to the commercial maritime sector’s cadetships and hope that the superyacht industry was offered these sorts of opportunities. Well, it is. We look at those offered by the UKSA and Warsash Superyacht Academy, and help you understand which might be the best for you.
Interior crew: With lots of comments questioning the ability of interior crew, we ask whether our industry could benefit from hospitality staff with commercial qualifications, such as those found on land or cruise ships.
Engineers: With so much talk of the changes to engineering qualifications and the Small Vessel (SV) route, we pick apart what’s new and what stays the same, and highlight why the new route is particularly beneficial to superyacht engineers working their way up through their tickets.
Chefs: With seven-star expectations, why are galleys filled with non-commercial grade equipment? We look at how chefs are suffering, especially by not being included in a yacht’s build process.
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