I don’t know specifically about this company, but in general these sub 100 ton boats are not a living wage. May be OK to get your foot in the door, or in the industry but not as a long term job. Companies like this usually only have a select few who get year round, full benefits, and decent work schedules. Everyone else gets the left overs.
Which seastreak? NY or MV? Worlds of difference. NY commuters are typical stuck up assholes who want to use you as a servant and maid.
The MV commuters are more vacationers and are better quality.
BUT… Both involve passengers. I did this small boat thing for several years when I was a teenager. Then I went back and filled in as Master for a couple dozen trips a year. Not any more.
On a different (but related) note:
All these small tonnage jobs pay minimal, have minimal benefits, and it is usually a bitch getting full time, living wages and hours. Although I have a somewhat jaded view of this type of employment, I have observed a ‘different’ type of marine professional on these boats. Not bad, not better, just different. Most who do work on these type vessels are pigeon holed into this type of limited tonnage, limited prospects for advancement. The key here is, the seatime on these vessels allows you to get a 100 ton license. To progress higher you need time on vessels OVER 100 ton. So these people invariably have to leave these type of jobs and work back as a deckhand aboard larger vessels. That is a humbling thing to do, having to work as deckhand after having worked as Captain! Most guys have a hard time to take this step backwards.