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Discussion in 'General Yachting Discussion' started by silverlb, Apr 23, 2011.

  1. silverlb

    silverlb New Member

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    Hi!

    Looking for some feed back on crew quarters.
    In general, would the crew rather have a in suite small bathroom, or a larger more comfortable bathrrom that you need to exit your room to get in?

    Thanks
  2. K1W1

    K1W1 Senior Member

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    Hi,

    Personally I prefer a private cabin with en suite when sailing as C/E.

    If this is a new build you are looking at and over 24m you could save yourself a lot of time by looking at the MLC minimum standards for crew accommodation.
  3. Pascal

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    Hard to reply as it depends on boat size and other factors!
  4. silverlb

    silverlb New Member

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    New build 105 to 110. thinking 3 rooms, all good sized twin beds one room with 2, not bunk. In doubt about the bathroom.
  5. silverlb

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    Quick search online couldn't find the minimums. Can some one post a link? Thanks!
  6. Capt J

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    It depends on how the crew get along. Having to walk out of your stateroom to the head/shower is a pain. But on 1 103' yacht I occassionally work on, the head is large and it works out pretty well. BUT it's also nicer to have your own private head and not have to carry anything to and from the head area to change/shower etc......
  7. Capt Bill11

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    What J said. But on a boat that size I'd take a little more room for storage in the sleeping cabin over a small en suite if I had the choice. But at least one room should have a en suite I would think.
  8. K1W1

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  9. AffrayedKnot

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    I think K1W1 offers superb guidance - as always.

    I also understand the original inquiry lends to subjective points of view. Individuals will have individual preferences - You'll not satisfy everyone.

    The vessel owner may: working with his N/A, consider what GA works best for the vessel at instant. When interviewing crew personnel, they will have the opportunity to inspect quarters before signing on. If not happy with accomodatons, the relationship may not be a good fit.

    And granted, if designed for charter, your vessel should be appealing to its most valuable asset... the crew... who will interact with your customers. Happy Crew = Happy Guest = Cash Flow
  10. Wally

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    As a crew member for 10 years on yachts I'd rather share a head and have a larger sleeping and storage quarters.
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  12. Captd13

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    I sat in on a meeting for the new ISM standards in St. Maarten in February, and this was a hot topic. There may be an ISM standard that will make a huge difference in crew quarter standards. the only problem is what yacht owner will be willing to give up another 10 by 10 room on his 40 meter boat for his crew. It may make lots of owners decide to get out of yachting!
  13. K1W1

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    Hi,

    Or build a bigger boat to accommodate the required crew spaces.
  14. Captd13

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    There were a few owners at the meeting and they had voiced that they most likely not willing to build a bigger boat and lose personal space for more crew quarters. I am sure there are many exceptions, yet if i spend millions of dollars for a vessel, i want all the space i can get.
  15. NYCAP123

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    You can always eliminate the crew, run, maintain, dock and deck yourself and have all the space.
  16. Captd13

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    Haha, surprising how some think that way huh! on the 37 meter Heesen I was on, the stewardess room was less than a shoebox and the owners wanted to move a bulkhead to take out part of the crew area to extend the gym/ playroom. It just makes no sense to us normal people i guess
  17. Norseman

    Norseman Senior Member

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    If was building a luxury barge and if I was too lazy or too incompetent to run and maintan the thing myself, I would sure build generous crew quarters.

    If I have too explain...:rolleyes:
  18. NYCAP123

    NYCAP123 Senior Member

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    Come on now, What captain wouldn't be thrilled to spend a year or two here? 348.JPG BTW, there's a canopy that attaches to the lounge/ lid above the ladder this is shot from. If it's attached or if anybody is on the lounge, the only exit is through the (tight) engine room and up that ladder.
  19. Captd13

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    Good on ya nycap123, you take the cake with that one. what make of boat was that?
  20. NYCAP123

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    Fairline Targa 64 maybe 63 I try to forget.