Travel in Style While Earning Cash
Superyacht’s as their name implies are the top-of-the-line white boats loosely defined by Wikipedia as “A large, luxurious, professionally crewed motor or sailing yacht that are from 24 meters to more than 180 meters in length. These ships have crews ranging up to 100 members in some cases. The superyacht crew jobs on these vessels include some which require specialized training and licensing, such as the captains and engineering personnel. Other needs include deckhands who should have some training and knowledge as to vessel operations and passenger safety. A galley staff which can range from one chef to a full staff with a chef and various assistants. The number of galley staff required will depend upon the depth of the culinary tastes of the client and the number of guests which the galley may be preparing food for. Another crew area is for the interior staff, which would include a chief steward or stewardess and a number of other staff to work at the direction of the chief depending upon the size of the vessel, the extent of the various amenities on the vessel, and the number of guests that the staff will be taking care of.
For a person possessing the necessary skills, credentials and/or training crewing on a superyacht can be a great way to spend time traveling while you are working. Base pays for the more specialized crew positions can be up to in some cases $10,000 per month. The positions for beginning crew are in the range of $2,000 to $3,000 per month. In addition to the base pay if the crew is working on a charter yacht they can share in tips which can be as much as 15% of the charter cost which can be a considerable sum of money. One of the best ways to break into this industry are through companies such Bespoke Crew which will provide training as necessary and placement of crew on their superyacht clients.
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