How to choose your mega yacht clothing?

About mega yacht clothing

We often differentiate mega yachts and superyachts by the size of the yacht, yachts larger than 200ft or 60 meters are considered mega yachts. 

However, we believe the real difference between the two are the services and crew on board.

Just like a five star hotel, these mega yachts are almost considered floating five star hotels with the best services and amenities on board. This also includes the crew and the yacht crew uniforms as they are the first representation of the yacht.

This means that each crew member must be dressed with high quality and correctly fitted uniforms to best represent their luxury mega yacht.

As mega yachts are quite large, they  have special passenger licenses allowing them to accommodate more than 12 guests on board which means a large number of crew members is required to ensure that each guest on board is accommodated accordingly.

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Mega yacht clothing requirements

As mega yachts fall into the high luxury market, the smallest of details matter which is why each crew member on board needs to be flawless.

The task of choosing yacht crew uniforms is often led by the captain or chief stewardess.

Choosing mega yacht clothing can be very stressful for the chief stewardess or captain as there is a lot of pressure into choosing the correct mega yacht clothing to ensure that all crew is perfect at all times.

It is also very important that they choose mega yacht uniforms that are unique to their yacht as each mega yacht wants to be different and have their vision and style represented throughout their yacht even through the uniforms.

With that being said, the uniforms must also be functional for the crew.

This means that they need to be made with technical fabrics that are easy to move around in and keep you cool as the crew is normally running around the boat all day in very hot weather. Part of the functionality is also the maintenance of these uniforms, they need to be made with fabrics that are easy to care for as they are washed very often.

The stewardesses also do not have time to iron all uniforms daily so it is very important that the fabrics used do not wrinkle easily and can all be machine washed.

This is why we suggest that chief stewardesses and captains search for innovative technical fabrics that are breathable, wrinkle free, stain and water resistant, quick-dry and rated UPF 50 for built in sun Protection when choosing their crew wear.

There is also a lot of competition between mega yachts, each mega yacht wants to be the best and have the best dressed crew. This is also why it is important to have yacht uniforms that are unique and personalized for each mega yacht crew.

How to choose mega yacht clothing with these standards?

Firstly, you need to choose the highest quality for your mega yacht clothing.

Yacht uniforms will be washed many times during the season. It is extremely important that after each wash they look brand new as when they were first purchased. To ensure this, it is very important to choose high quality fabrics as lower quality fabrics will shrink and fade after multiple washes.

Secondly, find something different and unique, in the luxury market, each customer wants the latest and greatest even when it comes to mega yacht clothing.

This clientele wants to have the best dressed crew so when their yacht arrives into the port they are considered the best and most innovative.

In the last few years, we have noticed that a lot of guests and mega yacht owners want more fashion forward uniforms for their crew and not the bland traditional workwear that existed previously.

They are tired of having a crew that is in unfitted, bland workwear and want their beautiful luxury yacht well equipped with a well dressed crew.

This includes more fashion forward  silhouettes with luxury details such as buttons and zippers used as well as more personalized and trendy colors.

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It is also very important when choosing the band of crew wear that it is a vertical run company.

This means that the complete process from conception to delivery is handled by the same company.

The reason this is so important is that when one party handles the complete process they have visibility over everything and are the decision makers regarding all decisions.

This means that the quality is maintained throughout the complete process and also ensures much better reactivity and lead times for each client.

This is especially important when the client needs their uniforms very quickly as we know that without their uniforms ready and personalized at the beginning of the season it is not possible for them to start the season as they must always be in uniform.

Lastly, it is important to choose uniforms that propose greener options.

From the materials used to the working conditions of each worker.

This also includes the countries that the uniforms are produced in. It is important that the country produced in is somewhat local to the yacht location to reduce transportation pollution as well as costs.

This is both important for the environment as well as the reactivity of the factory to deliver high quality merchandise on time.

It is also important to look for brands that propose green standards with certifications such as BCI, OEKO-TEX and GOTS.