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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 […]

Theme Night Party Suggestions for Yacht Stewardesses (or anyone!)

One of the joys of being a yacht steward/ess is keeping things fun—for the guests, and even the crew. If you have a knack for entertaining, you will love this aspect of your job: having theme dinners and throwing parties! Remember, your guests are on vacation, and when the yacht is anchored away from land-based […]

Stew Confession: I was overwhelmingly star-struck by a yacht guest once (and only once)

This yacht stewardess “confession” is an excerpt from The Insiders Guide to Becoming a Yacht Stewardess. I’m posting it in honor of the fact that I re-met this individual when I was in the British Virgin Islands last month. Upon introducing myself this time, I did not mention that we met 14 years ago when […]

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 […]

Tips Ahoy! Crew Tips on Luxury Charter Yachts

If you are watching Bravo TV’s Below Deck, then you’ve obviously followed the Honor crew’s weekly anticipation of their charter-tip money—and in many of the episodes, even their overwhelming disappointment in how that played out (or rather, paid out). It has raised a lot of questions among fans within social channels, including one of the […]

“The Chef and Stewardess Dance” by Victoria Allman, Yacht Chef & Author

My two favorite books about what “yachtie” life is like, especially from the perspective of working onboard, are by megayacht chef and author, Victoria Allman. I highly recommend checking out either of her two books about being yacht crew: SEAsoned: A Chef’s Journey with Her Captain (2011) and Sea Fare: A Chef’s Journey Across The […]