Crew training budgets below par (31 August 2023)

Tim Clarke explains how recent survey results illustrate that yachts need to improve training options if they are going to retain quality crew…
Less than a third of superyachts have a structured training budget onboard, according to results from a Quay Crew survey. The crew recruitment agency’s Managing Director, Tim Clarke, tells SuperyachtNews that whilst this is contrary to what he has seen with his clients, it highlights the wider issues surrounding crew retention.

“The industry is lacking in candidates for the volume of great opportunities out there. And for good crew, who are generally career-minded, having training support and budget is an important thing to them,” says Clarke.

The results of the survey suggest that despite the industry’s desperate need for quality crew, initiatives aimed at upskilling the current workforce fall short of the mark.

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