Can couples get jobs on superyachts?
Many new superyacht crew looking to join the industry often ask; “can couples get jobs on superyachts?”
The answer is yes, but often a different approach is required.
When looking to gain your first job on a superyacht, take a long look at your CV, this is the key to your success. Superyacht CV’s do differ slightly from “land based” CV’s as they require a photo of you, just you; not you and your partner. Please remember it is not a fashion shoot. This picture could be viewed by the Captain, owner or any number of heads of departments, male and female and first impressions are priceless!
As a couple searching for jobs on superyachts, please do not be tempted to join your CV’s together; keep them separate. This is for 2 reasons; firstly, it does not look professional and secondly it is best to sell your individual strengths and to keep your options open just in case…
We cannot get away from the fact that Superyachts have couples working aboard, whether they join together or romance simply blossoms whilst working together. So, is the Captain happy about the new found bounce in your step or somewhat concerned about the impact on the yacht?
For any superyacht Captain there are positive and negative reasons to consider employing a couple and this can vary greatly depending on the size of the superyacht and the crew. Below I have provided you with some of the thoughts processes….