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Indeed, working on a super yacht is where the big money is to be made, if that’s your motivation. Although you might find yourself doing a fair bit of polishing gel coat and brass rather than actual sailing. I worked a few seasons as a flotilla skipper - the money wasn’t great, but that’s not why i did it.If you are looking to own a 35-45 ft yacht and charter it out skippered you are unlikely ever to make much real imcome after expenses. One big bill for a major problem could cause real difficulty. You may break even and will probably have an interesting but quite stressful life.
However once you get all the right qualifications to run someone else's superyacht can be very well paid indeed - zero outgoings and a very good salary.
If it's not a secret, how much did they pay for flotilla? And what other motivation you had if not money? And what sort of money would make it your primary motivation back then?Indeed, working on a super yacht is where the big money is to be made, if that’s your motivation. Although you might find yourself doing a fair bit of polishing gel coat and brass rather than actual sailing. I worked a few seasons as a flotilla skipper - the money wasn’t great, but that’s not why i did it.
Some of the sail training academies - eg Flying Fish or UKSA not only help you get your qualifications but also provide a careers service to help you get jobs as well.
From what I saw of the students we trained to go off to skipper flotillas in Greece, the first was to get experience skippering but importantly, to have sex with as many people as possible.
SUMMER YACHT FLOTILLA SKIPPER JOB DESCRIPTION - Neilson Active Holidays
KwikDecision has covered off the money side and that looks sensible in relation to what I was getting when I was doing it 2007-2009. I expect Sunsail, Seafarer and Sailing Holidays are about the same.
Komiza is lovely, though on this occasion it was Vis town quay. I still go back to Croatia regularly on my holidays - and should have had a two week charter there this summer. Now rescheduled to next year due to Covid.Anchored in a raft formation in Komiza by any chance?