Woman says it’s ‘hard work’ getting paid to live on a luxury yacht and travel the world

  • A young yachtie has shared details about the “hard work” needed to be a yachtie
  • As one of five staff members living on board, her job is to serve and clean up after guests
  • However, she admits the perks make it worth it


Published on Jan 17, 2024 at 9:29 PM (UTC+4)
by Amelia Jean Hershman-Jones

Last updated on Jan 18, 2024 at 6:27 PM (UTC+4)
Edited by Adam Gray

A young yachtie took to TikTok to reveal how, despite looking glamorous, living and working on a luxury yacht is “hard work”.

She explains that she and five other staff members on board have their own rooms.

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“Basically our job is to travel, clean and serve guests in whatever beautiful destination they want to go to,” she says over footage of her busy day-to-day.

While she admits that it can be “hard work”, she also explains that the role has its perks.

It certainly looks as much fun as being a submarine pilot or flying a private jet – with its enticing salary.

When the guests disembark, she says that her job enables her to “explore wherever we are in the world”.

‘Thatyachtiegirl’, real name, Emery, then lists the Caribbean, Mediterranean, and Bahamas as some of the stunning places she’s visited.

This is demonstrated with footage of her dancing, swimming in the ocean, and meeting some of the underwater locals.

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Emery explains her motivation for going into the industry.

“I wanted to work and travel right after college,” she said.

“And this job has allowed me to do just that and more.”

In a response to one of her follower’s comments saying she wanted to go into yachting, Emery details the necessary qualifications.

You’ll need Standards of Training, Certification, and Watchkeeping for Seafarers (STCW).

Plus a medical certification is needed to work on board, called ENG1.

Emery tells her followers she has more information via the link in her bio.


Amelia Jean Hershman-Jones

London-based Amelia cut her journalistic teeth covering all things lifestyle, wellness and luxury in the UK capital. Fast-forward a decade and the experienced content creator and editor has put pen to paper for glossy magazines, busy newsrooms and coveted brands. When her OOO is on you can find her spending quality time with her young family, in the gym or exploring the city she loves.