Briton writes guide to working on superyachts

Posted: 15th March 2013 | Written by: Miles Davis, This is Cornwall


SAILING around the world on a multimillion-pound yacht may seem like an attractive career – and now a sailor from Truro has produced a guide to let people know how to get into the superyacht business.

Ben Proctor ditched his office job aged 28 and went off to seek a life of luxury on the high seas.

Having worked for millionaires on yachts in the Caribbean he has now written the e-book "Super Yachting: The Beginner's Guide."

Ben said: "Yachting provided the option to travel and see the world as well as save enough money for a good house deposit back home, which proved so hard to do in the UK."

The yacht he worked on had a crew of 16 and would be hired out at more than 300,000 euros.

"I saw some incredible sights such as dolphins riding the bow wave of the yacht, whales and some incredible sunsets as well as experiencing four Atlantic crossings," he said.

"It was an incredible experience which I feel others should know about.

"I wish I'd known about this work earlier."

He said he hoped his book would interest a lot of people in Cornwall with its seafaring history.

"I want this guide to inform people of the super-yacht industry, providing an honest account so people can determine if it's a career or a career break they wish to pursue," Ben explained.

For more information about the book search for Super Yachting: The Beginner's Guide on the Amazon website.

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