Yacht crew jobs can range from the relatively informal (most positions require less formal uniforms and so on but the quality of service remains high) to the formality that is more often found in the domestic home of the client. Seasonal positions as opposed to full-time can be a popular option for young service professionals wanting to see the world.
Remember Ari Onassis with his super yacht and Adnan Kashoggi, Rupert Murdoch and of course Robert Maxwell (mind that step Bob!) the billionaires with their super yachts travelling the world?
There are more super yachts on the high seas these days than ever before many of them the size of small cruise ships and they all need crew. Chefs, Stewards and cleaners much the same as any landbound home plus of course the Captain and his crew who also have to be catered for.
A good idea for those considering a ‘life at sea’ might be to get a temporary position on board a charter yacht. Many boat owners hire out their yachts to private clients when they are not using them as the expense of the day to day running of a super yacht is phenomenal and not for the financially squeamish.
Wasn’t it once compared to standing under a shower and ripping up $100 bills?