The superyacht crew lifestyle isn’t all champagne and sunsets. Long hours, demanding guests, and close quarters can be a challenge.

As former crew ourselves, we get it. We know first-hand the unique challenges that come with working and living on a superyacht. Here’s your yachtie guide to looking after your mental health at sea.


Tip 1: Routine is Key

Even with unpredictable schedules, create some consistency. Regular meals, exercise, and quiet time can anchor you amidst the chaos.

Tip 2: Stay Connected

Don’t let the ocean separate you from loved ones. Regular contact with friends and family back home is crucial for support and perspective.

Tip 3: Build Your Stress Toolkit

Meditation, deep breathing, yoga – find what works for you. Practice regularly to manage stress and stay resilient.

Tip 4: Prioritise Sleep

Getting enough sleep isn’t just a nice-to-have, it’s essential for your well-being. Create a wind-down routine, limit screen time before bed, and make getting enough sleep a top priority.

Tip 5: Crew Love is Essential

Your fellow crew members are your support system at sea. Build strong connections, lean on each other, and celebrate successes together.

Tip 6: Fuel Your Body, Fuel Your Mind

Prioritise healthy food choices. A balanced diet will improve your mood, energy levels, and overall resilience.

Tip 7: Me Time is a Must

Carve out time for yourself. Engage in activities that recharge you, whether it’s reading, journaling, swimming, fishing, or whatever else you choose.

Tip 8: Keep Expectations Realistic

Yacht life has its ups and downs. It’s okay to feel overwhelmed at times. Set achievable goals, acknowledge your accomplishments, and don’t be afraid to ask for help when needed.

Tip 9: Don’t Suffer in Silence

If you’re struggling, reach out to a mental health professional. Seeking help when you need it shows strength, and it could make all the difference.


Free Mental Health Training

Remember, your mental health is your most valuable asset. Invest in it, protect it, and don’t hesitate to seek support when needed. We’ve been there, and we’re here for you.

As a commitment to your well-being, we offer free mental health awareness training to all graduates of The Crew Academy and crew members placed by The Crew Hunter.

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