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Yacht Industry Insiders Give Expert Advice in “The 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 Insider’s with an ‘s (as in, making the reader […]

Book Release August 1st: The Insiders’ Guide to Becoming a Yacht Stewardess 2nd Edition

The Insiders’ Guide to Becoming Yacht Stewardess Launches Second Edition Updated book explores the yachting industry and teaches how to become yacht crew Well, that’s the headline for the official press release anyway. But rather than repeat what is being pitched to media outlets via my incredible PR team at BLASTmedia, I want to get […]

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 […]