WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS FOR THE CAPTAIN AND CREW?
Chartering a yacht isn’t just beneficial for the Owner. It also reaps many benefits for the Captain and crew of the yacht, making it an ideal situation for all involved.
1. Crew motivation and skill development
Much like for the Owner, retaining an industry-leading crew is a priority for the Captain, and if the yacht spends the majority of the year docked in a harbour, it won’t take long for the crew to look elsewhere for new, more active employment. By chartering, the Captain is more likely to hold onto a highly motivated team of crew members, which will ultimately benefit the Owner, Captain and charterer in the long run.
Furthermore, an active charter schedule helps crew keep their skills up to speed with the exacting standards demanded by clients, and contributes towards the continual development of the crew’s expertise.
2. New opportunities to explore
When not in use, the crew are likely to start missing the open waters, tropical islands and joie de vivre that yachting offers. By chartering your yacht, you can offer the Captain and crew the opportunity they crave to return to the ocean and explore - something that will undoubtedly aid their motivation and general loyalty to the yacht in the long term.
3. Receipt of gratuities
When working on board a yacht for a dedicated Owner, the Captain and crew are working only on their wages. But when working on a charter yacht, there is the added benefit of gratuities. Usually amounting to around 5-15% of the charter fee, the Captain and crew are able to split the gratuity between them, which can provide an attractive addition to their paycheck every month.