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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, you can order your copy now.] I carry this quote from Thoreau’s […]

Superyacht Crew Jobs: Gain Skills for a Bright Future

Superyacht Crew Jobs Available NOW Superyacht crew jobs abound right now! Due to the pandemic, there has been a major increase in demand for superyacht crew to fill all positions onboard. This is especially true of the need for American crew to fill jobs. It never ceases to amaze me how crew shortages can happen. […]

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 […]

Careers in the 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 that?” 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. […]

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 […]

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 […]