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Yacht Industry Insiders Give Expert Advice in “The Insiders’ Guide to Becoming a Yacht Stewardess”

Adrienne Gang - Below Deck - Foreword to Insiders Guide to Becoming a Yacht Stewardess

From the moment the 1st edition of The Insiders' Guide to Becoming a Yacht Stewardess was released back in 2006, I began receiving this question, most often from fellow writers: "So why is it Insiders' with an s' (as in a group of insiders), and not … [More]

Yacht Crew Hiring Ports Part 2: When to Go to Get Hired

Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show

In Part 1 of this series on yacht crew hiring ports, I covered worldwide locations where yacht crew must move to find work on a superyacht. While I listed the Tier 1, 2, and 3 destinations for getting hired quick, my advice for entry-level crew is … [More]

Yacht Crew Hiring Ports Part 1: Where to Move to Get Hired

Job Interview

To Move or Not to Move? There Is Little Question. (MOVE!) I get this question all the time from wannabe crew who feel they're ready to make the leap into yachting: But do I have to actually pick up and MOVE to a hiring port—as in, not plan on … [More]

Travel as a Superyacht Steward/ess: Oh, the Places You’ll Go

Capri Island. Italy.

So what's it like to travel as a superyacht stewardess? Here's an excerpt from The Insiders' Guide to Becoming a Yacht Stewardess: Confessions from My Years Afloat with the Rich and Famous: I Must Confess... I had never even heard of some of … [More]

Official Yacht Stewardess Job Descriptions and Salaries (Including a Salary Chart)

The Crew of Megayacht "Allegria" (2010). Photo by Suki Finnerty of YachtingToday.TV

For some even more straight-from-the-book fun, I present to you below the official job descriptions for the various yacht steward/ess roles. These are pulled directly from The Insiders' Guide to Becoming a Yacht Stewardess Chapter 3—a chapter that … [More]

Theme Night Party Suggestions for Yacht Stewardesses (or anyone!)

My Huntress table decoration suki finnerty yacht stews

One of the joys of being a yacht steward/ess is keeping things fun—for the guests, and even the crew. If you have a knack for entertaining, you will love this aspect of your job: having theme dinners and throwing parties! Remember, your guests are … [More]