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Crew gratuity question #249881
03/13/2021 10:55 AM
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I'm curious if the same gratuity amount applies if the crew are also the owners of the yacht and not hired crew?
In the states if the owner of a hair salon is giving the cut or bar owner is bartending they generally don't want tipped but if one of their employees are providing the service then obviously they are tipped.

Our first charter so I just want to make sure we are doing the right thing. Thanks.

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Re: Crew gratuity question [Re: justwantanisland] #249891
03/13/2021 01:03 PM
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Tip.

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Re: Crew gratuity question [Re: justwantanisland] #249892
03/13/2021 01:28 PM
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tipping from owners is definitely expected. even more so now that crews have had almost no income for the last year.

Re: Crew gratuity question [Re: Husker] #249898
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Great point Husker. Thanks for info.

Re: Crew gratuity question [Re: justwantanisland] #249957
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Agree with other posts. We were just down last month. I found myself tipping sometimes up to 100% for drinks / meals etc. Especially since there is basically noone down there and I had the chance to have conversations with several of the folks working restaurants. Once you hear how things are going - you will tip generously also!

Their spirits and optimism is very impressive to see / hear!

Let's hope this current situation doesn't go into next year.

Re: Crew gratuity question [Re: WillM] #249961
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No doubt going to spend and tip generously. Just was wondering about charter owners but all good information and we will do our part to help any way we can. thanks.

Re: Crew gratuity question [Re: justwantanisland] #249986
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Originally Posted by justwantanisland
No doubt going to spend and tip generously. Just was wondering about charter owners but all good information and we will do our part to help any way we can. thanks.


If you want to throw a couple bucks my way feel free

Re: Crew gratuity question [Re: justwantanisland] #250035
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Not this again. Please say it isn't so.

Re: Crew gratuity question [Re: justwantanisland] #250051
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?? Not sure if I asked something that was asked many times before or not but just wanted to make sure I knew. Thanks again for the info.


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