Pocket Superyacht Blog

Know your ship – a Shipload of info – the Ship’s show must go on!   Know your Ship: On Pocket Superyachts there is so much to know. Most crewed luxury yachts under 24 meters are run by single captains or by couples, usually young and energetic people. They are solely responsible for all the different departments on board. That’s a tall order to fill! On a discussion in the Palma Yacht Crew Facebook

Atlantic crossing  It’s that time of the year again when most yachts are preparing to cross the Atlantic aiming to be there for Christmas and New Year’s eve. Temporary crew In the Pocket Superyacht niche, which we exclusively work with, we see owners hiring temporary crew to deliver their yachts across. Some of them don’t have permanent crew and for others it is the right time for their crew to take time off between two busy seasons.

In the October issue of the Islander magazine I wrote about the questionable offers that so called professional delivery companies make to Pocket Superyacht owners. As of mid October you can read that article in our blog section here.   I rant about companies sending inexperienced crew, “mile makers” who don’t expect to be paid. On yachtie forums like Palma Yacht Crew I often see very passionate reactions to people looking for crew who are

POCKET SUPERYACHTS AT THE BOAT SHOWS
This month we’ll see 78 (!) 20m to 30m yachts at the Cannes Yachting Festival, a dozen Pocket Superyacht brands at the Southampton Boat Show and even the Monaco Yacht Show, traditionally a super- and mega yacht show, will host a handful of -100ft luxury yacht brands.
These yachts offer more than just sailing. So naturally, these owners expect their crews to offer more than just sailing too.
But what exactly is it that they require and who’s going to offer it?
QUALITY
Yacht builders are investing huge amounts of time and money in their designers and engineers to come up with solutions to make the owners experience a spectacular one.
Meanwhile, everybody who is familiar with this industry knows that an owner or guest experience is -at least- equally dependent on the quality of the crew.

QUALITY CREW?

  • Where are we going to find the crews to man these yachts to the expected standards?
  • Where can crew learn how to meet those expected standards, or even learn what those standards are?
  • If we can’t meet these new owners expectations, how can we expect them to stay, further invest in our industry and step up to bigger yachts?
  • What is it that the sales people on the aforementioned yacht shows will tell prospective owners?
  • Will they warn them for the pitfalls associated with employing permanent crew?
  • How easy is it for ambitious aspiring crew to start and grow in this industry?
  • How easy is it for inexperienced owners to find the right crew?
  • Do we have the experience available to offer great experiences?

At Invisible Crew we are so closely involved with crew operations on Pocket Superyachts that these questions are constantly on our agenda. Over the past 8 years we have continuously worked towards solutions. We’re about to make a quantum leap forwards!

ONLINE COURSE
At the end of this month we will have our online course “How to (find) work on pocket Superyachts” available for new entries. We have worked with 4 “pilot students” over the last 12 months to teach them everything there is to know about running a Pocket Superyacht. We have tested the quality of the content and how the students absorb and implement it and now it’s ready for publication!
FULL TRAINING
In a second fase we will provide a full training for Stew / Cooks to perform their challenging jobs on board -100ft luxury yachts.
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IMPROVE THE OWNERSHIP EXPERIENCE
We hope that creating Pocket Superyacht experts will improve the ownership experience in the entry level segment of the crewed yachts industry. Additionally we are brainstorming about creating a crash course for owners on everything they need to know when owning a crewed yacht.
WANT TO KNOW MORE?
If you want to know more about our course, or if you have valuable ideas or opinions, we welcome them via
our Facebook page: www.facebook.com/invisiblecrewyachting or Instagram @invisiblecrew.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Article featured in The Islander magazine, September 2018

In our online course “How To Find Work On Pocket Superyachts” we are offering ways for Pocket Superyacht crews to increase their professional approach. This is why we discuss the question: Are the owners employers or clients? In theory, the owners are your employers but: what happens if you look at them as your clients? -And for now, I am not talking about the type of contract you have with them- What is the difference?

pocket superyacht crew day
On Saturday the 28th of April 2018 we organised the first PSCD in Hotel Costa Azul with the aim of providing a valuable, interesting day for those who have an interest in, work on or want to work on luxury yachts between 50ft and 100ft run to superyacht standards.

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Jens Oomes Sailing Captain Pocket superyacht Invisible Crew

 

Present, History, Future.

 

Present:

We provide worry-free ownership for Pocket Superyacht owners by selecting quality and compatible crew and supporting them with our proven system. We are working with some amazing crews and some amazing owners who all want to see a higher level of professionalism in the niche of 50ft-100ft luxury yachts. We affectionally call them Pocket Superyachts. The clients want the full service that allows them to enjoy their yacht

Article featured in The Islander March 2018
In the spring of 2015 we were contacted by the owner of the 21m catamaran Imagine Heaven. He was referred to us by our long standing clients of the Lagoon 620 Crocodile Daddy. Initially he only wanted to sign up for our Crew Management service. He told us his 7 year old yacht was in need of a

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Our Pocket Superyacht Management Application is now available! Just like last month we can share an exciting development at Invisible Crew. In the January issue of the Islander we announced that our training “How to (find) work on Pocket Superyachts.” will start this year. At the time when this issue appears our first online sessions will be in full swing. We are proud to let you know that our Pocket Superyacht Management Application is finally