Rotation & Salary
Typically you will have 4-8 weeks of vacation in a 1 year period. Travel expences to the yacht and return is paid for, as well as accomodation and food. Sometimes the work period is 5 months followed by 1 month’s leave; 4 months followed by 2 months leave or 3 months work followed by 3 months leave. On some of the larger yachts it’s becoming more common for Engineers to work on rotation. Bigger yachts ranges from 60 meters and up.
The Salary is generally slightly better than in commercial sailing, usually you earn around double salary, but you also work for longer periods.