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Yacht Stew Confession: I sucked at napkin folding

For yacht stews, the preparation for meal service on a superyacht is a whole art unto itself. The traditional term is mise en place, but Midwestern girls like me prefer to call it “settin’ the table.” Okay, it’s a bit more cumbersome than simply remembering “fork on the left” and “knife on the right,” but, […]

Yacht Stewardess: Does the superyacht industry still use the term “steward/ess”?

Fans of Below Deck on Bravo TV have been commenting on Twitter and Facebook about the British accent that Kat and Sam continually use. No, I’m not referring to the Rhode Island accent Kat plays up when drinking (something I personally find to be quite funny), but rather, when she jokingly mimics a British person, […]

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 […]

Yacht Stewardess – A Detailed Job Description (Book Excerpt)

“Julie from The Love Boat Ain’t Got Nothin’ on a Yacht Stew,” an excerpt from Chapter 4: Around the World with a Silver Tray — What Becoming a Yacht Stew Entails. This is a very detailed description of the duties performed by a superyacht steward/ess… Julie From The Love Boat Ain’t Got Nothin’ on a […]