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Yacht crew couples on Pocket Superyachts.

Posted by Jens Oomes on 06/06/2016

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Category: Crew
The multifaceted job of yacht crew couples on Pocket Superyachts. Great news for Invisible Crew as the niche of 50ft to 100ft luxury yachts a.k.a. Pocket Superyachts is on the rise. (60ft is the new 50ft by the way) Unfortunately it seems to become harder and harder to find those yacht crew couples  that have the knowledge, experience and passion to run these type of yachts. We are always looking for the full package. Especially for
It’s time to identify the market of Pocket Superyachts. The term Pocket Superyachts has been around for a number of years. We’re not even sure who came up with it. It is a great and sexy term for the 50ft to 80ft yachts that are run by professional crew and maintained to the highest standards, which we refer to as Superyacht standards. Looking around the Mediterranean marinas it is apparent that this is a huge
Fiji: one of the “10 places to take your Pocket Superyacht.” “Sailing is the slowest and most expensive way to get where you don’t plan to go.” This running joke is partly true but none of  it is relevant anyway. It’s an amazing feeling of freedom when you are in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean, looking at the chart and realising that Canada is just as far away as Senegal, Brazil or Norway. Just
training crew yachts article islander magazine
One of the reasons why Invisible Crew is specialised and passionate about the Pocket Superyacht niche is its personal nature. The confined space of a yacht smaller than 100ft dictates that the contact between crew and owner is more amicable and less formal than on larger yachts. One would think that such interpersonal dynamics make the job easier but it’s quite the opposite. Over the years I have witnessed how these dynamics result in blurred
Now I for one am not a fan of red tape and regulations, what I do like, however, is structure. I dare to say that structure is the one thing our industry is lacking. Article in The Islander Magazine April 2016 It starts with education and the legal requirements. Compared to industries such as aviation, the level of required training is extremely low. Anybody who claims to have sailed 2500nm can enrol in a yachtmaster course