Superyacht Crew Development
and Training

Deck crew diligently cleaning a teak deck on a yacht

Why is there the need for the Progressive Crew Career Programme?

Early entry opportunities to the luxury Superyacht industry are poorly framed and often associated with ratings-chasing bad crew behaviour perpetuated by reality TV shows. This leads to human and labour rights abuses, exploitation and increased chances of serious incidents of abuse at sea.

Deckhand and stewardess collaboratively polishing stainless steel on a superyacht

We believe that Superyacht crew safety and security should come first.

Currently, prospective crew are not properly invested in for their recruitment and selection and the industry is awash with organisations which provide paid-for crew qualifications without properly investing in training, education and testing competencies.

Smiling stewardess preparing beverages for guests onboard a yacht

Why do we support PCCP?

Progressive Crew Career Programme supports the next generation of prospective Superyacht crew of any age, background, or belief structure if they want to try to enter the industry.

Progressive Crew Career Programme provides a professional online, subsidised and value-for-money mechanism for informed choice for prospective crew - one which is not currently available in the market.

Progressive Crew Career Programme provides trusted and correct baseline knowledge across all areas of required awareness by prospective crew to make an informed decision.

We are supporting a civil society endorsed route to professional development and social mobility for underprivileged persons as access should be available to all - not a selected privileged few.

Deckhand secures yacht lines for safe mooring at a buoy

Why is Human Rights at Sea International Involved?

The opportunity to blend civil society with responsible commercial business to reduce risk and promote standards in the Superyacht industry cannot be passed up.

Health, safety, personal security and well-being of all crew must be the priority. Without crew, there is no industry.

Crew should be given the best opportunities to choose their roles, gain professional qualifications and develop without being placed into positions of exploitation.

Early engagement and intervention at the start of individual's careers by a human rights organisation providing prospective crew access to the correct information around their rights, protections and what dangers to look out for, reduces risk of abuses occurring at first instance.