The Triton

News

Scholarship winners land jobs

ADVERTISEMENT

The four young crew members who won The Crew Coach’s 2017 Superyacht Scholarships have landed summer jobs onboard yachts.

Engineering winner, 23-year-old Nikita van der Woort of The Netherlands, spent the summer as a deckhand/junior engineer onboard a 33m motor yacht. English-born Deckhand Euan Dodd, 25, has obtained a sole deckhand position onboard a 35m Sunseeker. Interior winner Heather Francis, 20, of South Africa, landed a post in the estate of a yacht owner, with the possibility of moving between their villas and yachts as required. And 28-year-old American Ryan Katona joined an iconic 90m classic sailing yacht.

These four winners were selected from hundreds of applicants by a panel of judges including the program’s mentors and crew agents as well as The Crew Coach founder Alison Rentoul.

Each scholarship prize package was worth over 3,200 euro and included training courses, yachting uniform, accommodation, CV optimising, career coaching, and a personal yachting industry mentor.

“I’m very proud to have been able to bring together all the key players in the industry to collaborate on this project for a 2nd year and to give four deserving winners the best possible chance of a great start in an industry that could truly change their life for the better,” Rentoul said. “Not everyone can afford the high cost of entry into this life-changing career, and we want to make it possible for those who might not otherwise be able to afford it. This is part of The Crew Coach’s commitment to give back to the industry that has given us so much.”

To find out more, visit www.superyachtscolarship.com.

Related Posts...
By Dorie Cox Every 30 days, many yacht crew struggle Read more...
By Dorie Cox A love poem is tucked into the Read more...
By Dorie Cox The crew of M/Y Dorothea III are Read more...
By Lucy Chabot Reed Three marine industry companies are hosting Read more...

Share This Post

Leave a comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Please answer the question below to leave a comment. * Time limit is exhausted. Please reload CAPTCHA.

Editor’s Picks

USVI Charter Yacht Show previews season, post-hurricane cruising grounds

USVI Charter Yacht Show previews season, post-hurricane cruising grounds

By Carol Bareuther It felt like business as usual at the USVI Charter Yacht Show, hosted by the newly formed Virgin Islands Professional …

Gallery: Triton Networking at Longbow Marine

Gallery: Triton Networking at Longbow Marine

Nearly 300 captains, crew and industry pros joined us last night for Triton Networking at chandlery Longbow Marine in Fort Lauderdale. Low …

Latest news in the brokerage fleet: Casino Royale, Man of Steel sell

Latest news in the brokerage fleet: Casino Royale, Man of Steel sell

Yachts sold M/Y Casino Royale, a 163-foot (49.7m) Christensen built in 2008, sold by Northrop & Johnson brokers Joe Foggia, acting …

Sell the anchor, barter for a kayak, buy a drone with Yachting Trader app

Sell the anchor, barter for a kayak, buy a drone with Yachting Trader app

By Dorie Cox Capt. Ken Maff and his wife, Chief Stew Heidi Romero, have managed thousands of pounds of stuff during their careers on …

Featured Listings