Nautilus International has successfully recovered £1.3 million in unpaid wages and benefits for members in the superyacht sector during 2023.
This follows a record year in 2022, during which the impact of sanctions related to the Ukraine War on Russian-owned superyachts inflated the figure to more than £2.75 million.
However, it is significantly higher than the £943,000 in 2021, which was at the time the largest figure ever recovered by the Union, and £720,000 in 2020. This reflects the continued membership growth in the sector as more yacht professionals come to understand the benefits of union membership.
'We are proud to have once again helped so many members receive the pay they deserve,' said Derek Byrne, head of the Union's yacht sector.
'As well as offering this assistance, during 2023 we also continued to increase the services and protections that we offer to maritime professionals working onboard superyachts, including the launch of our new digital tool for logging sea service, Nautilus SSR.'