The Superyacht Scholarship 2017

Building on the great success of the 2016 Superyacht Scholarship, The Crew Coach is thrilled to

announce we will be running this exciting competition again, giving four more young hopeful crew

members the opportunity of a lifetime to create a fantastic career and future for themselves via the

exciting world of luxury yachting.


To give 4 deserving newbies a helping hand to get into the yachting industry each year. Not everyone

can afford the high cost of entry to this wonderful life changing career, and we want to make it possible

for people who might otherwise not be able to access this wonderful opportunity.

Every year hundreds of hopeful young people come to Antibes, France to try and get their big break as

crew onboard a luxury superyacht. They spend thousands of euros on training, accommodation and

travel expenses in the hope of succeeding but not everyone makes it. This scholarship not only gives

people many of the entry level training courses and certificates they need, but the ultimate connections

and guiding hands to give them the best possible chance of succeeding in their dream career.


All people aged 18-30 (note age limit lowered to 18 from 21)

All nationalities (fluent English is a prerequisite)

ENG1 certificate is a prerequisite


There are 4 scholarships to be won: Galley, Interior, Exterior, Engineering


Applicants must complete an online application as per last year. The top 5 candidates in each category

will be selected by The Crew Coach and then the final winners will be decided by committee (selected

from sponsors). Winners and finalists will be announced by The Crew Coach on a live webinar and the

Grand Prizes will be allocated to winners live on the webinar.


Applications open 1st January 2017

Applications close 16th January 2017

Winners announced 6th February 2016

Marketing the competition

Paid and continuing promotion on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, industry media, mainstream press, direct

to universities & colleges, all sponsors also agree to promote this to their mailing lists and networks.

All promotion will point to this web page #superyachtscholarship – all

applicants will be encouraged to join Ultimate Crew, our free program which gives them access to a

private forum and other tools such as our online CV Toolkit. Sponsors will be regularly promoted in here,

reaching an even wider audience.

Sponsors will be featured with links and logos on the scholarship website and in all publicity surrounding

the event. All sponsors will receive the full mailing list of all applicants after applications close and it is a

condition of entry that people agree to submitting their email address to the sponsors.

Ongoing promotion throughout the year

In 2017 we will follow the winners more closely with regular updates on social media, many more

mentions of the sponsors and their prizes and updates in The Crew Coach blog about where they are

now and what they are doing. These will also be submitted to the industry media for publishing.


Alison Rentoul <>

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