A crew house is like a hostel where crew can stay while they are waiting to be called to sail or looking for their next crewing job. While this may conjure up pictures of spartan, run-down accommodation where eight people are sharing a dormitory and sleeping on camp beds, the crew house of today is far more modern and comfortable.
Today’s off-duty sailor is more likely to have their own room with loads of personal space, a large TV and cable access in their bedroom, access to free Internet and wifi, washer and dryer, a heated swimming pool and free pick-up on arrival. This is what guests may expect from Mary’s Crew House in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Located on 17th Street, Mary’s is convenient for all marinas and crew agencies.
Far across the Atlantic, The Gallery is located in Gosport, Hampshire in the United Kingdom. With five double bedrooms, this elegant Grade II listed property accommodates up to 15 people in comfort and style. The living room is furnished with an open fireplace, comfy sofas and quirky artworks commissioned by a local artist.
Captain Jason and Chef Jennifer offer a warm welcome to superyacht crew and professionals who stay at one of their two townhouses in the centre of old Antibes in France. With 25 years’ experience in the yacht industry and extensive contacts, The Crew Grapevine is the perfect location to chill out for a bit of R&R, study or share experiences with like-minded people from all over the world. Jason conducts a two-hour seminar each week during the yachting season for guests to learn new skills and brush up on their old ones.
The Crew House St Maarten in Netherlands Antille offers comfortable, extremely safe accommodation for the sailor, backpacker or visitor on a budget. Guests speak well of the staff and the food here. Booze on the island is rumoured to be cheaper than water!
Sailors all over the world can find comfortable accommodation in all price ranges to lay their weary heads and get recharged for their next posting. Lodgings are clean and well kept by experienced proprietors who are sympathetic to the needs of the resting sailor.
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