Building on the great success of the 2016 Superyacht Scholarship, The Crew Coach is thrilled to
announce we will be running this exciting competition again, giving four more young hopeful crew
members the opportunity of a lifetime to create a fantastic career and future for themselves via the
exciting world of luxury yachting.
To give 4 deserving newbies a helping hand to get into the yachting industry each year. Not everyone
can afford the high cost of entry to this wonderful life changing career, and we want to make it possible
for people who might otherwise not be able to access this wonderful opportunity.
Every year hundreds of hopeful young people come to Antibes, France to try and get their big break as
crew onboard a luxury superyacht. They spend thousands of euros on training, accommodation and
travel expenses in the hope of succeeding but not everyone makes it. This scholarship not only gives
people many of the entry level training courses and certificates they need, but the ultimate connections
and guiding hands to give them the best possible chance of succeeding in their dream career.
All people aged 18-30 (note age limit lowered to 18 from 21)
All nationalities (fluent English is a prerequisite)
ENG1 certificate is a prerequisite
There are 4 scholarships to be won: Galley, Interior, Exterior, Engineering
Applicants must complete an online application as per last year. The top 5 candidates in each category
will be selected by The Crew Coach and then the final winners will be decided by committee (selected
from sponsors). Winners and finalists will be announced by The Crew Coach on a live webinar and the
Grand Prizes will be allocated to winners live on the webinar.
Applications open 1st January 2017
Applications close 16th January 2017
Winners announced 6th February 2016
Marketing the competition
Paid and continuing promotion on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, industry media, mainstream press, direct
to universities & colleges, all sponsors also agree to promote this to their mailing lists and networks.
All promotion will point to this web page www.superyachtscholarship.com #superyachtscholarship – all
applicants will be encouraged to join Ultimate Crew, our free program which gives them access to a
private forum and other tools such as our online CV Toolkit. Sponsors will be regularly promoted in here,
reaching an even wider audience.
Sponsors will be featured with links and logos on the scholarship website and in all publicity surrounding
the event. All sponsors will receive the full mailing list of all applicants after applications close and it is a
condition of entry that people agree to submitting their email address to the sponsors.
Ongoing promotion throughout the year
In 2017 we will follow the winners more closely with regular updates on social media, many more
mentions of the sponsors and their prizes and updates in The Crew Coach blog about where they are
now and what they are doing. These will also be submitted to the industry media for publishing.
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