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How to Become a Yacht Stewardess: The A-to-Z Quick Start Guide

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THE QUICK START GUIDE: THE A TO Z OF HOW TO BECOME A YACHT STEWARD/ESS In the first half of my book, The Insiders' Guide to Becoming a Yacht Stewardess, I discuss the yachting industry and give you insight into what this world is all about. I also … [More]

Yacht Stewardess Training to Work as Interior Crew

Stewardesses on M/Y "Big Aron" taking a break onboard. Photo by Suki Finnerty of YachtingToday.TV

If you are 100 percent confident that you want a crew job in the superyacht industry, then you need to think about training. There are two essentials: Plan on taking a five-day STCW Basic Safety Training Course (which is mandatory) and then a … [More]

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

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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

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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]

Working on Cruise Ships vs. Superyachts – A Vast Sea of Difference

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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… We yachties sort of frowned upon what life might be like aboard the ol’ cruise ships. We … [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]