Have you ever wondered what it’s like to work onboard a busy Charter vessel? Or perhaps you are pondering the reasons some crew stay onboard their chosen yachts for so long? We had the pleasure of stepping onboard the 30m M/Y Heerlijckheid at this year’s MYBA Charter Show, courtesy of Boatsters Black, to speak to some of the crew and discover what it is about the boat’s program that attracted them to work onboard.

Interviewing Mate/Engineer William Onboard M/Y Heerlijckheid, Photos Courtesy Of The Yacht Videographer
Stewardess Nikita & Chef Liv, Photos Courtesy Of The Yacht Videographer

Boatsters Black, the charter management company currently operating from Palma de Mallorca, is a company that prides themselves on adding a personal touch to their service, and understands that the relationship they have with the crew onboard their vessels is essential to ensuring that the clients experience the best charter possible:

“The crew makes the charter! We always try to make sure that the crew is rested and fit so they are happy and up to the task to give guests on board the time of their lives.” – David Ramljak, General Manager at Boatsters Black

I spoke with Mate/Engineer William, who has worked onboard the yacht for 9 years. William speaks of some of his highlights since working onboard, including several crossings and cruising round many locations in the Med. He also gave an insight into how he initially entered the industry and why he has stayed with the boat for so long.

I also interview Chef Liv, who spoke to us about her culinary background, and her journey to becoming a Sole chef. Liv speaks of her favourite cuisines to cook onboard and why she chose the M/Y Heerlijckheid program as her next permanent position.

Watch our interviews with Chef Liv and Engineer William below – footage of the vessel is courtesy of The Yacht Videographer:

To discover more about M/Y Heerlijkheid, click here.

To learn more about Boatsters Black, visit their website.

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