MYS 2021: ACREW & Seably on the Future of Crew Training
During our time at the Monaco Yacht Show, we had the opportunity to sit down with Abi McGrath, Commercial and Strategic Director of ACREW, and Andrea Lodolo, CEO of Seably. Together we discussed the importance of superyacht crew training and how crew members have reacted and adapted their practices over the past eighteen months.
Entering the superyacht industry as a crew member is a very competitive market, fortunately companies such as ACREW and Seably provide crew services to assist budding crew members with finding their perfect job placements: "We believe that captains and crew are the heart of the superyacht industry and we work hard to bring skill development to them."
The past year has been such an uncertain time across the superyacht industry, and it has fallen to the crew members of these magnificent superyachts to go above and beyond to ensure the safety and continual running of the vessels for their owners. We were curious as to how ACREW and Seably have assisted crew during this time: "We spoke to the captains that are part of our community and they advised us that they needed our help to secure long term performance and longevity of crew." shared Abi. "So we have spent the last year building services and tools to improve crew management and productivity on board."
With this in mind Seably has expanded its maritime training packages to include bespoke courses dedicated to training superyacht crew: "Seably is a marketplace for maritime training. From today, launching at the Monaco Yacht Show, for superyachts as well." explains CEO of Seably Andrea Lodolo. "It's something that we have been very aware of as being missing in the superyacht industry for a long time." added Abi McGrath. "We are delighted to partner with Seably and for the first time ever bring superyacht crew the training they need onboard."
Well trained crew members are vital for the continued safety of superyachts and the guests on board. Training programmes have always been a neccessity for all crew members. With superyachts adapting and advancing at a rapid speed, we were curious as to how much superyacht crew training will have to adapt in the future. "I think that now having a platform like Seably in the industry, the ability for superyacht crew to manage their own professional development is going to go through the roof." commented the Commercial and Strategic Director of ACREW.
"We believe that captains and crew are the heart of the superyacht industry and we work hard to bring skill development to them to help the in their jobs."