Wanted: Kiwi crews for international superyachts. Must be comfortable cruising the globe, chatting respectfully with eccentric billionaires and celebrities and scrubbing toilets for weeks on end.
An increasing number of young New Zealanders are trying their luck with a job on board, lured by adventure, huge tips and the chance to see the world’s most exotic locations.
Increased demand for courses in the pursuit of work on overseas luxury vessels has seen Auckland superyacht qualification educators at the New Zealand Maritime School and Mahurangi Technical Institute struggling to keep up. More. . . .