How to Stay Connected with Family While Working on Yachts

Uncategorized Apr 13, 2021

The life of superyacht crew is full of adventure, fascinating destinations, and the opportunity to build skills and save money.

But the reality of the job can be intimidating. You’re far from home, traveling to distant destinations, and you may be afraid of feeling disconnected from your friends and family.

The good news is that the yachting lifestyle offers two great methods of countering any sense of loneliness or isolation and staying connected while you’re at sea.

The Yachting Community

The most important thing to remember is that you’ll be building new friendships in your new career.

Yacht crew relationships tend to become incredibly close, with friendships and partnerships that extend for years.

Here are a few good reasons why you should feel encouraged that you’ll be in good company in your new yacht home.

First, yacht crew are generally motivated by the same things. Sure, some people are fascinated by the opportunity to work as an engineer on a yacht, while others have chosen this career because they want to travel.



But ultimately, yachting tends to attract a certain kind of person, and you’re likely to find commonalities that form a great foundation for relationships.

Another important point is the reality of living in close quarters and working together 24 hours a day.


Unlike many jobs, where you can isolate yourself at your desk, or you may not get the chance to make close friendships with your co-workers, on a yacht you’ll come to work, live, and play with the same small group of people. 


There’s always someone else eager to explore a destination or take a break for some drinks and food out.


Yacht crew are all seeking a new life, exploring different shores, and have left behind people that they care for.


So, you’ll find yourself in good company, and as you settle in, you’ll come to see your yacht crew as a family.


This tight-knit community will be there to support you and provide you with an emotional home away from home.



Lightspeed Communications

While there’s no guarantee of 100% access, superyachts today pride themselves on connectivity and internet service. As crew, you’ll also benefit from cutting-edge technology onboard.

After all, a high-end guest expects to stay connected, and crew leadership realizes it’s also important for the crew members to count on this connection to home.

This means that, even though you’re far from home, you’ll be able to use Facetime, WhatsApp, Skype, or any other web-based service to stay in close contact with your family and friends.

Many crew members have standing weekly video chats with family across the sea, and you can share photos, videos, and stories across the miles.


It’s a great way to stay connected and absolutely possible on most yachts. In a worst-case scenario, you’re never too many days away from a marina, where internet access is one of the key attractions.


So, we're here to reassure you that joining a yacht crew doesn’t mean you’ll disappear off of the face of the Earth.


Between social media & internet communications, and the new family awaiting you onboard, you’re likely to find that you're still able to maintain and build connections in your new career.



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