Triton Survey comments on yacht noise onboard
Here are some tips that captains and crew offered for dealing with noise onboard:
- Walk softly, keep voice down, open and close doors gently.
- Close doors by turning the handle so the latch does not make harsh noises.
- Crew members must be careful and conscientious toward other crew in communal spaces.
- Everyone needs to respect each other and their spaces.
- Set rules for noise control.
- Educate all crew members to your vessel’s unique acoustical character. It’s easier to work with your boat than to rebuild it.
- Put rules in place to limit crew activity during charter.
- Regular crew meetings and adopting systems to minimise the crew noise.
- Noise and vibrations have causes. Eliminate them in the build process.
- Get off the boat as much as you can to stay sane.
- Sit, stand and visit the guest areas, and look, listen and feel that noise from their perspective to really understand what it sounds like.
- Use earplugs to sleep. My stateroom is right under a set of exterior teak steps. Had the designer flipped the room around, it would be much better.
- Normal noises usually become white noise and ignored, but one should always be alert for a different sound or noise they aren’t accustomed to and investigate immediately. It could mean the difference between stopping something before it starts or dealing with the aftermath of something ignored.