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

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 spend quite a few chapters discussing what […]

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

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 the places I made it to working on yachts. What attracted me […]

Tales from a Superyacht Stewardess: A Party Debacle on Oscar Night

A sample “Confession” from The Insiders’ Guide to Becoming a Yacht Stewardess: Confessions from My Years Afloat with the Rich and Famous… Julie and her crew tried to go the extra mile by throwing an Oscar viewing party for their billionaire guests, only they ran into some technical problems that brought the curtain down before […]

Superyacht Crew Jobs: Gain Skills and Prepare for a Bright Future

In my post “Careers in the Luxury Yachting Industry: What Can Yacht Stewardesses Do in the Future?“, I presented over a dozen land-based career options that exist both within the yachting industry and even outside of it. The occupations listed represent career paths that any seasoned yacht stew is perfectly suited for once he/she decides […]

Read the Preface to “The Insiders’ Guide to Becoming a Yacht Stewardess”

Following is the Preface to the 2nd edition of The Insiders’ Guide to Becoming a Yacht Stewardess: Confessions from My Years Afloat with the Rich and Famous, published in 2006 and updated in 2013… [And if you’re ready to begin your yachting career like Julie, you can order your copy now.] I carry this quote […]

Yacht Stewardess Training to Work as Interior Crew

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 comprehensive three- to five-day yacht steward/ess training course. Once those two weeks […]

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

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 were attempting to exit a small port in Bermuda when the yacht I […]

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

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 actually contains descriptions for each of the positions onboard, from Captain to Engineer, and from Executive Chef […]

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

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 that they should choose one of the top four […]

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

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 coming back to my home?” Let’s […]