For many seafarers, Nautilus International is an important ally during their maritime careers, while for many in the yachting industry it remains a bit of a mystery. There's also the view in some corners that superyacht employment and unions don't mix.
Nautilus wants to change this so we spoke to Danny McGowan to learn about the many benefits to individual members of all ranks, and its role in shaping maritime employment legislation at the highest level.
How did you get involved with the yachting industry?
I’m new to the whole maritime industry, having never worked at sea. I started working for Nautilus International, the maritime trade union, thanks in part to the experience I gained as a volunteer representative for PCS, the UK Civil Service union. Part of my new role was to work on expanding the Union’s presence within the yachting sector, and I’m delighted that it was – it’s a fascinating industry!