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good bad superyacht

Just like those in positions to hire crew have a perception of what a good, okay, and bad candidate looks like, likewise, candidates have a perception of what a good, okay, and bad superyacht is.

Not everyone can be the best, and not every boat can be the best. The good news is there is a role for most people and it’s not all about money and rotation (although they are two VERY BIG factors).

Hopefully, this blog will give yachts an idea of where they stand in the hierarchy and help them adjust their expectations accordingly.

Good superyacht

Whilst I have put this into a vague order of importance, obviously different things are important to different crew members.

Bad superyacht

The moral of the story? More often than not you get what you pay for, and that goes for employees too.

If you want the best candidates, you need to be a great boat offering a really solid overall package or an incredibly busy charter yacht that enables crew to earn massive tips. Outside of these two scenarios, you will have to make compromises the vast majority of the time.

The good news is if you are a vessel that is not able to compete with the best in some areas (i.e. size), there are still so many ways you can improve your appeal.

If you want to discuss this in more detail, drop me an email at to set up a call.

Good vs bad superyacht – what candidates think

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