Life After Yachting is the first month-long virtual (and totally free) event to help superyacht crew around the world find success when they are ready to move from onboard to onshore. We are proud to be the marketing machine behind this fantastic new project, both helping to let yacht crew know that there is a range of people ready and willing to offer guidance, and providing free marketing advice for crew looking to start their own business.
This unique 100% virtual experience combines a global online portal for crew to connect with land-based superyacht businesses and interested parties from other luxury industries, a business incubator for entrepreneurial crew supported by the ‘Kraken’s Den’ of industry leaders, talks with internationally acclaimed schools to facilitate the recognition of superyacht qualifications, and a virtual LIVE interactive one-day event.
Created to support crew through what is often a difficult transition from a busy career at sea to finding stable and fulfilling land-based work, Life After Yachting gives superyacht professionals the chance to give back to the crew that have supported them over the years.
Virtual Month-Long Event | 1 – 31 September 2020
During September, captains, crew and businesses can research and qualify each other via the virtual superyacht jobs fair.
The Life After Yachting portal is akin to a professional matchmaking tool that helps crew to find the best onshore connections. From crew looking for onshore work to companies looking to hire the best of the best globally, this platform presents skills and experiences obtained and required. By optimising connections, it enables both crew and companies to secure virtual meetings and online interviews.
Many captains and crew find it hard to transition to a fulfilling onshore role when they are ready to leave life at sea. The superyacht industry is a rewarding yet highly niche sector, which means crew can find it hard to meet new employers who understand the transferable skills set that crew possess.
Life After Yachting will bring together great employers such as shipyards and superyacht services, alongside businesses from alternative luxury sectors who actively want to employ yacht crew, and value the aptitude and experience they can bring to their company.
Kraken’s Den business incubator and LAY Support Network
The second element of Life After Yachting was launched to support entrepreneurial crew. Night watches and downtime at sea can give crew the time to think up fantastic business ideas, but shaping those ideas into a successful long-term business is a complex task.
Life After Yachting connects crew with a team of experts who can help to develop those ideas and assist in creating and actioning the perfect business plan and pitch.
During the virtual live event crew will have the opportunity to present their pitch to the ‘Kraken’s Den’ of business advisors, all of whom are proven and successful leaders in yachting.
This years Krakens include, John Courtney, Managing Director of FunAir and Will Faimatea, founder and director of Bond TM joining Life After Yachting founder and start-up expert Titta Uoti-Väisänen, our very own Sarrah Macey leading on superyacht marketing and AnnaMari Lammassaari from SourceRiviera.
During the early stages of this business incubator it became clear that crew also welcome general advice and support, from lifestyle coaching to adapting their finances. The LAY support network was established for all crew looking for a Life After Yachting, with online supporters able and willing to give advice on numerous real-world situations.
Partners and supporters include, John from FunAir, Tony from YACHTNEEDS, Will and Angela from Bond TM, Anna from Anna Petchell Coaching, Emma from Church House Investments, Jessica from WilsonHalligan, Joey from G.U.E.S.T., Susanne from La Roches Hospitality School, Caitlin from ISWAN, Pandora from Art On Yachts, Jesse from Eventilla, Iiro from Tavata Events and our very own Sarrah Macey.
Virtual LIVE one-day event | 18th September 2020
The third element is a one-day live virtual event on the 18th September where partner companies will each broadcast a 20-minute segment explaining who they are, what they do, and who they are looking to work with. This allows crew to find out more about potential future employers, advisors and the LAY support network.
In the Krakens Den, entrepreneurial crew will showcase their business plans, ideas and pitches and present them to the leaders of yachting.
The Virtual LIVE Event will be broadcast securely via Zoom and live on Superyacht Radio throughout the day and here is the full program.
10.00 CET – Welcome note with Sarrah Macey (Global Superyacht Marketing), Titta Uoti-Vaisanen (TUVYC) and Maeve Dempsey SuperYacht Radio.
10.30 CET – Anna from APetchell Coaching will explain her approach to helping crew plan and execute their exit strategy and what kind of services she offers.
11.00 CET – Emma Parkes (Church House Investments) will tell us about how their yacht crew investment program can help crew successfully plan their finances around any exit strategies.
11.30 CET – Will Faimatea (BOND TM) shares his story about moving from being onboard as an ETO to founding multiple globally successful businesses in an interview with Titta and Sarrah.
12.00 CET – Simone Embacher – Kaiserschnecke tells her inspirational story about transitioning from yachtie to snail farmer in a film produced specially for Life After Yachting.
12.30 CET – Lunch time entertainment. Great music from SuperYacht Radio with a selection of short messages from crew round the world.
13.30 CE T – Join us for the first ever Kraken’s Den where our leaders of yachting help two entrepreneurs develop their business plans.
15.00 CET – Tony Stout (YACHTNEEDS) shares his journey from First Mate to creating and running the hugely successful superyacht app and website in an interview with Titta and Sarrah.
16.00 CET – Joey Meen (GUEST & IAMI) talks about working with Susanne Welle, Dean of the Undergraduate Program at Les Roches hospitality school in Switzerland to facilitate the recognition of superyacht qualifications.
16.30 CET – Catelin Vaughan (ISWAN) will tell us about the new initiatives the 24h Seafarers help line have to specifically support yacht crew.
17.00 CET – Wrap-up and future plans with Titta and Sarrah.
This is the perfect platform and free resource for crew thinking about leaving their yachts for a fulilling life on land.
For more information and to register visit www.lifeafteryachting.com