Originally Posted by PCP
I think it was a paid crew. Not properly professionals, most of them, but paid anyway.
I don't know, seems far from clear to me, according to their website...
Sounds like a whole lot of "volunteering" going on there, to me...
The HMS Bounty Volunteer Programs for Restoration and Crewing
Your skills are needed and can be put to good use!
There are many opportunities to become part of the Bounty Family. As a volunteer you will become one of our crew. You will work along side the professional crew doing as they do. One minute you may find yourself manning the helm or painting the 'tween decks. In order to be considered for a volunteer crew position on Bounty you must first volunteer your time towards Bounty restoration or dockside maintenance programs. Some people enjoy bringing their daily skills to the ship, and others want to escape and learn new skills. The Bounty does not require any previous sailing experience or special skills. We are unique in that our first requirement is a strong desire to be on the ship. And of course the Bounty provides food and housing. Many of our "paid positions" come from the volunteer core.