It’s amazing to see the kind of spaces crew on some mega yachts have to live in. Having worked as crew myself, we’re trying to find an acceptable compromise. This post is meant to gather some feedback from crew and yacht designers and have them share their thoughts on our crew spaces.
Below 2 drawings showing the crew quarters in respectively the aft and fore of the vessel. We have planned a few changes including adding a dumb waiter covering 3 decks in the galley and extending the galley by removing the office but other than that and regulatory-mandated changes that might be needed, this is the plan.
May 2009 update
See our updated general arrangement in PDF here. The office will go to make a bigger galley (see post here) and the dummy waiter shown on the May plan will also go to provide more space and equipment in the galley. Hey, we all want to keep the chef happy right?
Let us know if you find it an improvement. Not all the quarter will meet the future ILO180 guidelines (7 m2 per cabin, 1 crew member per cabin, all cabins aft) but the cabins and crew mess are all above the waterline and have port holes and/or skylights.
By the way, the idea is that this ship can be managed by a knowledgeable owner couple and a crew of 2 if needed but we also want to be able to go away for a week with 24 friends. The crew cabin all the way in forward would be for occasion ‘crew’ like guides or other temporary visitors . It’s not intended to be used during a transatlantic voyage in the fall !!
What can we do to improve? Give us your feedback with the form below.
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