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Archives for July 2013

Bought for our son!

Bought for our son, who moved from the Mid-West to Melbourne FL 2 years ago for a job in the auction industry. He likes what he does but knows it is going to be the same thing week after week. I got him a copy of THE INSIDERS’ GUIDE TO BECOMING A YACHT STEWARDESS and […]

Careers in the Luxury Yachting Industry: What can a yacht stewardess do in the future?

One of the chief questions I hear from people I recruit into the yacht-crew industry is this: “But what will I go do after?” For some yacht stews, the job represents a long-term career path where they can work up to chief steward/ess status and stay in the industry for 10 or 20 years. And […]

Globetrotting in Yachting. A superyacht crew benefit: The Travel

While there are numerous benefits to becoming a crew member on a superyacht, one of the most rewarding is the opportunity to travel (and on someone else’s dime). It furthers one to cross the great water.” —I Ching, Chinese classic text I now know this to be true. When I came home for my first […]

Working on a Yacht is Tough – What We Can Learn from Sam and Adrienne on Bravo’s “Below Deck”

For fans of Bravo TV’s Below Deck I’m sure the level of detailed cleaning and over-attentive service that chief stew Adrienne is stressing to third stew Sam seems anal, but that is what is expected in the yachting industry—especially when working on megayachts of M/Y Honor’s caliber. As a former stew, I remember thinking it […]

Yacht Stew Confession: I screwed up my first time day working (and I even took my toothbrush!)

A sample “Confession” from The Insiders’ Guide to Becoming a Yacht Stewardess: Confessions from My Years Afloat with the Rich and Famous: When Julie was learning the ropes of what “detailing” (a.k.a. hardcore cleaning) meant in the yachting industry, she had no idea just how detailed they meant… Nor what key weapon she would need […]

Yacht Stewardess Confession: I knew very little about high-society life when I went to work on a yacht

A sample “Confession” from The Insiders’ Guide to Becoming a Yacht Stewardess: Confessions from My Years Afloat with the Rich and Famous… It would be a mistake to lump all superyacht owners and charter guest into one category, for their backgrounds are diverse. But the one thing they all have in common: a boatload of […]