Why There's a Shortage of Yacht Crew in the U.S. in 2021

Uncategorized Jul 07, 2021

The pandemic, and our reemergence from it, is changing the world as we know it - from business to travel, the hospitality industries, and yes, the yachting industry.


As we've been saying, the yachting industry is going strong during the pandemic as a yachting vacation is a perfect way to get away from crowded public places.


Although international travel is restricted, yachts can freely travel within one country.


But one surprising outcome of the pandemic you might not know, is that the U.S. yachting industry is facing a crew shortage. 


There are a few reasons for this:

1. Foreign crew have been unable to enter the U.S. for job hunting - so unless they’re being sponsored for a specific job, they’re not able to travel.

2. Many experienced crew have left the industry to stay home and be with family during the pandemic.

3. Borders have been closed, restricting yacht itineraries and adjusting normal hiring processes.


So all this means, if you’re already in the U.S., yachts are hiring and there are jobs for you!

If you’re you're dreaming of a yachting job, the time is right to dive in. 


We’ve shared a lot of resources for you on how to break into the industry, how to rewrite your CV to show off transferable skills, and how to make connections and network successfully.


Check out this blog post: Transitioning From the Hospitality Industry to Yachting During Covid.


And if you're interested in starting a career as a yacht chef - our signature course Superyacht Chef Academy will be open again later this year. Click here to jump on the waitlist and you'll be the first to know when registration opens again.

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