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Yacht Crew Checklist 

Prepare for smooth sailing in the world of yacht crewing with our essential checklist. Discover why having an international bank account, international health insurance, and secure crew accommodation are paramount for a successful and worry-free yachting career.

International Bank Account

Having an international bank account open before you fly over to start your yachting career is very important.

The benefits of having an International Bank Account

Accessibility: You will be able to access your money easily, regardless of where you are in the world. This is important because you may be moving around frequently as part of your job.

Avoiding high fees: International bank accounts often have lower fees for international transactions than domestic bank accounts. This can save you money on things like ATM withdrawals and currency exchange.

Better exchange rates: International bank accounts often offer better exchange rates than domestic bank accounts. This means that you can get more of your home currency when you exchange it for the local currency.

More security: International bank accounts are often more secure than domestic bank accounts.

Seafarers Bank Account

Standard Bank has designed a bank account specifically for yacht crew members who will need to bank in multiple currencies.

This type of bank account allows you to bank in different currencies, making sure you don’t have any bank-account-related issues while on a boss trip or traveling during your break.

An international bank account card holder for yacht crew. Explaining the importance of following a crew checklist.
Seafarers bank account

International Health Insurance Policy

It is very important that you have your own international health insurance policy as it will cover your medical expenses. Boats only cover their crew for accidents that occur during working hours and on the boat.

Why do Yachties Need Their Own International Health Insurance Policy?

Travel Insurance will Not Cover You Enough

It will only cover you for an accident or illness, not routine check-ups. It won’t pay for minor medical bills. You will not be covered in your home country.

Local Medical Aid is Not Enough

You will only be covered for 90 days and your coverage will be converted to the exchange rate. Which will make your medical costly and you will barely be covered by medical aid.

Boats Only Cover The Crew in Certain Circumstances

Boats only cover their crew for accidents that occur during working hours and on the boat.

International Health Insurance Options

Allianz Expacare
April International Expatriate Group
Vumi IMG
Bupa Willaim Russel
Now Health Hollard
Morgan Price Cigna
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A doctor checking a yacht crew member and explaining the importance of having an international health insurance policy.

Crew Accommodation

The Mediterranean and Caribbean are popular tourist destinations and destinations for yachties looking for jobs. Accommodation can be scarce and expensive during the summer months.

The Benefits of Staying in Yacht Crew Accommodation

  • Meet other people in the industry.

  • Learn about job opportunities.


  • Make connections with fellow yachties.

Caribbean Crew Accommodation Options

  • Mediterranean Crew House in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

  • Yachtie Crew House in Antigua, Caribbean.

  • Crew House in St. Maarten/St. Martin.

  • Yacht Crew Inn in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

  • Coral Cove Crew House in Tortola, British Virgin Islands.

  • Sailor’s Rest Crew House in Rodney Bay, Saint Lucia.

Mediterranean Crew Accommodation Options

  • Blue Sea Crew House in Antibes, France.

  • Crew House in Palma de Mallorca, Spain.

  • The Crew House in St. Tropez, France.
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Yacht crew accommodation.

Secure Your International Health Insurance Policy Today!

Simply complete the form below and click ‘submit’ to submit an international health insurance inquiry. Our customer service team will get in touch with you within 2 business days.