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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 […]

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 […]

An A-Z Guide for Green Yacht Crew in October’s Dockwalk

Extra Extra, read all about it: The October 2013 issue of yacht-crew magazine Dockwalk is available online! Along with the always-fun-to-peruse, full-colored pictures of yacht crew both at work and at play, this month’s issue includes an “A-Z Guide for Green Crew” geared toward newbies in the industry (p 37). Green yacht crew, take note! […]

Chief Stewardess Duties vs. Lower Ranked Yacht-Stew Duties – A Vast Sea of Difference

If you’ve been watching Bravo TV’s Below Deck, then you’ve likely heard the many references (um, complaints) from the lower ranking stews about the chief stewardess, Adrienne Gang, not pulling her weight. We also hear about the many lists Adrienne is often putting together. And I say: Good for Adrienne! With the multitude of things […]

Required Reading for Crew – A Recommendation from Yacht Chef & Author, Victoria Allman

“Required Reading for Crew“ is the title of the review and recommendation of The Insiders’ Guide to Becoming a Yacht Stewardess given by superyacht chef and fellow yachting author, Victoria Allman, via Amazon.com: “I was so glad to hear Julie Perry decided to re-release The Insiders’ Guide to Becoming a Yacht Stewardess completely updated and […]