When crew are ready to leave life at sea behind, many may find the transition to a fulfilling onshore role difficult. Finding employers who understand the transferable skills that crew possess can be a challenge. Founder of business consultancy TUVYC Titta Uoti-Väisänen experienced the disappointment firsthand during her transition when her hard-earned yachting qualifications meant very little to the world outside the industry. She has been based in Palma de Mallorca and the South of France for the past 15 years.
"...I had an excellent review of shipboard electronics on Thursday. Very impressed with Bond Technical Managment. Came well prepared for an in-depth discussion at the component level for every piece of electronics onboard. As good a knowledge base across a broad spectrum of equipment as I have seen."