- What do crews normally consist of?
Dragoon Yacht is accompanied by an expert crew familiar with the yacht and the waters in which it sails in. Crews can range between 6 and 15 people according to the trip and route.
Deck crew consist of captain, first mate, boson and deckhand who are responsible for navigation and sailing, tenders, preparation and operation of water toys. They also take care of the exterior of the yacht, ensuring it is well-kept at all times. There is an engineer who has the important role of ensuring the mechanics of the yacht continue to run smoothly at all times, and deal with any technical problems onboard. The interior crew normally accounts for stewardesses and chefs. These professionals are responsible for food service, drinks, bottles service, housekeeping and other general duties.
- Do the crew need to be tipped?
Although not mandatory, it is customary to leave a tip (gratuity) for the work of the crew at the end of a charter. Most brokers tend to recommend a tip between 5% and 15% of the charter fee depending on how satisfied you are with the service. These amounts should be given to the captain who will then allocate it to the crew.