The Yachting Industry is a multi-billion dollar industry that boasts some of the largest recreational, state-of-the-art vessels. From just a typical re-creational vessel fit with amenities to secured superyachts with sturdy hull armour, missile defence systems, and state-of-the-art bunkers, there are many variations of superyachts out there.
What is the Yachting Industry?
When we talk about Yachting Industry, we generally picture going on a long Mediterranean cruise with our friends or family. This is the aspect we will consider in this article.
The yachting industry aims to provide all sorts of recreational services, mainly to people of elite stature. However, nowadays, this industry is increasingly opening its doors to people from all sorts of backgrounds to allow more people to enjoy the cruising experience.
While it may not appear affordable for everyone, the yachting industry offers surprising budget-friendly options. We recommend you experience this together with your family and friends. Not only it becomes an unforgettable experience, but you can also pool the budget to save costs. If you think you can manage this, we highly recommend planning your vacation on a yacht.
How big is the yachting industry?
The yachting industry is indeed a billion-dollar industry, thanks to millionaires and billionaires considering it a wealth-boasting competition. For example, in 2019, REV was the largest yacht in the world (590ft/180m). But it is soon to be the second largest yacht, given the expected launch of the world’s largest yacht, Somnio (728ft/222m), in mid-2024.
The yachting industry not only boasts tourism and recreational activities, but it also assists with secured transport or scientific research. Many superyachts or megayachts are privately owned and are not open to the public. However, many lesser yachts (yachts of 24m to 100m in length) are usually open to the public and available for rental charters too.
While it is certainly not cheap, many yachts would allow up to 7 days of a charter for a price tag of 10000 US Dollars or less (per day). Hence, it is best to enjoy your yacht cruise with a group. It is always best to consider taking your friends or family on the trip.
If you are interested in exploring the prices, we encourage you to visit the click and boat website for price references.
Who can work in the yachting industry?
Anyone can be a part of the yachting industry if they are physically and medically fit. The industry is well-known for its elite status and services. Hence, a candidate has to appear presentable, be quick on their feet, knowledgable and respectful in attitude.
Working in the yachting industry can be an unusual choice of career. It breaks the cycle of 9-5 and rather makes people work during the booming season. Yacht workers stay away from their families and friends for months and it can make them feel lonely. However, we should not ignore the adventure the yachting industry can bring to one’s life. Not to mention, the lucrative salary this industry offers, plus the tips you receive from your guests make up for a huge sum of income per month—even for the most basic posts.
So, if you have what it takes and planning to work in the industry, we advise you to read this article.
Being onboard on yachts, whether you are just a tourist or an employee, is worth experiencing. This industry is primarily recreational in nature, however, it is also dedicated to a secure mode of transport and research.
If you are someone who’s willing to take up on unusual adventures the yachting industry has to offer as an employee, feel free to reach out to us with your questions. Our basic advice for all aspiring superyacht workers is to start either as a stewardess or a deckhand. We provide all the necessary courses to prepare our candidates for the yachting industry.
We look forward to hearing from you soon!