Well, it’s no surprise that super yachts are owned by wealthy people. The super yacht industry knows no boundaries and the yacht owners come from all corners of the globe.
The yacht owners are people from various backgrounds. It is true that some owners are movie stars and celebrities. The majority of the owners are wealthy business people, who prefer to stay away from the paparazzi and who prefer to have their identity kept secret.
The yachts are used for various reasons. Some are completely privately owned, others are for charter services only, and the rest operate between these two positions.
Charter prices also range from tens of thousands, to hundreds of thousands of Euro per week.
However super yachts share one common trait and that is pure LUXURY.
Owning a super yacht requires a great amount of wealth; a super yacht is very visible, very public. A super yacht is international; a thing of beauty to be shown off to the rest of the world. Therefore, many owners of super yachts want wonderful people to match their beautiful yacht.
Yacht Crew Have Got 99 Problems, But Living Expenses Ain’t One of Them
The first thing people always say after I give them the above salary figures: “Gee, is that all? I thought you said it paid well?” And someone will always add, “Oh, well I can get paid that same amount to take an entry-level office job.”But here’s the kicker: no expenses!!! Most of the positions on luxury yachts require you to live aboard and travel with the vessel, and therefore, your room and board are completely covered. It is customary and expected that everything you need on a daily basis is provided by the yacht owner—your meals, your uniforms, laundry detergent, linens, and on most boats, even your personal hygiene products, such as soap and toothpaste etc… Meanwhile, your earnings automatically go into your bank account. What other job can you take where, at the end of the year, you have nearly your entire salary sitting in your bank account, relatively untouched? Most people in other industries are lucky if they save 1/10 of the amount they earn in a year. Why? Because they are paying rent and utilities, buying and maintaining cars, and purchasing all the clothes they wear to work each day. And let’s not forget groceries, flight tickets and insurance that are covered.
A Luxury yacht (also super-yacht, large yacht and mega-yacht) is a very expensive, privately owned, professionally crewed sailing or motor yacht.
There is no industry-wide standard for the difference between super-yacht and mega-yacht. The only legal distinction is between yachts above 24 meters (79 ft) and below, as in some countries those above 24 meters must have a permanent crew onboard.
Yacht Stewardess/Steward: Refers to a professional woman/man who works as a member of a private yacht’s crew.
REWARDING YACHT CREW WORK FOR THOSE WITH A PASSION FOR DETAILS
Do you think you have the skills to be a yacht steward(ess)? The yacht steward(ess) (or “the stew”) maintains the cleanliness of the ship’s interior and services guests aboard the yacht. Responsibilities include daily meticulous cleaning of the entire interior, including all guest and common areas, cleaning the cabins (including the bathrooms, popularly known as “heads and beds”), serving meals, doing laundry, etc.
Interior yacht crew work is rewarding, but you must be discreet, polite and professional.