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Yacht Crew: Getting On Board with Millennials

Posted: 21st Jul 2019

Written by: Julia Matheson

Who exactly are we referring to when we talk about millennials? On board they are probably the majority of your crew, so if you’re struggling to understand what makes this new Generation Y tick, it’s time to find out. Read More

The Hot Seat in Maritime Simulation for Yacht Crew

Posted: 20th Jul 2019

Written by: Jenny Mathews

Technology is being implemented into nearly all aspects of everyday life, and maritime training is no exception. One could argue whether this is positive or negative, but one thing cannot be disputed: we are well and truly in the ... Read More

Preparing for Life After Yachting

Posted: 20th Jul 2019

Written by: Jodie Clarke

This article was inspired by a post in Palma Yacht Crew, asking: “How do you know when you’ve had enough? And what do you plan on doing once back on land (aside from getting a dog, obviously)?” As an ex-yachtie myself, I can total... Read More

Using SWOT to Direct Your Next Move

Posted: 19th Jul 2019

Written by: Karine Rayson

One simple but effective tool for delivering feedback is a SWOT - an acronym for ‘strengths’ ‘weaknesses’ ‘opportunities’ and ‘threats’ - but first you need to be clear about your objectives. Read More

Perspectives on Onboard Culture in Yachting

Posted: 9th Jul 2019

Written by: OnboardOnline

Culture is one of the great intangibles all around us. When it’s good it’s great; when it’s bad, it can negatively impact service, productivity, happiness and even health. So what determines the culture on board, and how do we cha... Read More

Superyacht Crew Are Signing Up to Nautilus International in Record Numbers

Posted: 28th May 2019

Written by: Gary Crossing - Nautilus Int.

With its MCA-accredited Service Record Book and a strong history of winning employment cases, Nautilus is attracting a growing number of members in the superyacht sector. Gary Crossing looks at what the Union has to offer. Read More

The Crew Coach: How Yacht Crew Can Avoid Burnout

Posted: 7th May 2019

Written by: Karine Rayson

Unfortunately, burnout is a term often associated with the yachting industry, says Karine Rayson from The Crew Coach. She hopes that if crew are more aware of the warning signs we can help ourselves and each other take preventativ... Read More

The Great Sex Divide: Women in Maritime Leadership

Posted: 30th Apr 2019

Written by: Karen Passman

In 2018, Maritime UK established a Women in Maritime Taskforce to identify practical steps to increase the number of women working in the maritime sector, specifically in senior roles. Read More

Making Seafaring more Attractive to Diverse Crew

Posted: 16th Apr 2019

Written by: Nautilus International

Nautilus International contributed to a top-level meeting last month to develop a ‘roadmap’ for improving seafarer recruitment and retention practices across the global shipping industry. Read More

Warsash: Training the Future Leaders of the Maritime Industry

Posted: 28th Mar 2019

Written by: Lars Lippuner

When it opens its doors in June 2019, the new ship and port simulation centre at Warsash School of Maritime Science and Engineering will be the largest and most sophisticated maritime simulation centre in the UK. Read More

The Crew Coach: Why Great Listeners Make Great Leaders

Posted: 28th Mar 2019

Written by: Karine Rayson

Do we truly know what it is to listen? Great leaders are great listeners and The Crew Coach, Karine Rayson, explains why. Whether you are in a leadership role or not, if you find yourself doing more talking than listening this art... Read More

Why Crew Welfare Should be at the Heart of Yachting

Posted: 28th Feb 2019

Written by: Karen Passman

In December last year, an ISWAN report found 82% of the 402 crew surveyed cited low morale, 75% work over their contracted hours, while 80% of females and 54% of males reported episodes of stress. Read More

How to Set up a Successful Yachting Business

Posted: 25th Sep 2018

Written by: Josh Richardson

Have you spotted a gap in the market serving the global superyacht industry? Do you dream of starting your own business? Josh Richardson of Superyacht Tenders and Toys and Shipyard Supply Co. offers his insights on how to succeed ... Read More

Six Unusual Culinary Courses for Superyacht Chefs

Posted: 19th Jun 2018

Written by: Chrissie McClatchie

Superyacht chefs must go above and beyond to become the best they can be, often pursuing unusual culinary courses to refine their gastronomy and give them the edge for the top jobs. Meet the yacht chefs who have taken their culina... Read More

Luxury Hopitality: The Importance of Housekeeping

Posted: 3rd Apr 2018

Written by: Nienke Oort

“The importance of housekeeping is really underestimated”, says Renata of the Luxury Hospitality Academy. “It’s a service you don’t see but it’s always present behind the scenes. It’s the area where you can make a difference for y... Read More

The Meaning of True Leadership

Posted: 11th Mar 2018

Written by: Peter Vogel, Luxury Hospitality Management

Here is a fact about leadership that no one really wants to talk about: It’s a lot bigger than just yourself. Sure, leadership can bring bigger paychecks and more notoriety in most cases, but that’s not even close to defining what... Read More

Raising the Bar with a Luxury Hospitality Beverage Specialist Course

Posted: 18th Jan 2018

Written by: Nienke Oort

Absorbing the lingo and comfortably telling the difference between sweet and dry wines is a good place to start, but to really feel confident in making a recommendation and selecting food and wine pairings, only professional train... Read More

Yacht Crew Survey Results: Hiring Youth Over Experience

Posted: 3rd Jan 2018

Written by: OnboardOnline

Hiring youth over experience is an emotive subject that continues to rage, so much so that seasoned Captains Adrian Croft and Rod Hatch put together a survey to explore the issues further and collect some industry data. Here we pr... Read More

What Interior Crew Want: The Crew Academy Survey

Posted: 21st Dec 2017

Written by: Elizabeth Dann

Interior crew are increasingly seeking out more specialist courses to upskill and develop their careers, and to get a better understanding of the courses steward/esses want, TCA conducted a survey at an Acrew event in La Ciotat. H... Read More

Hiring Captains - Youth over Experience?

Posted: 5th Nov 2017

Written by: Alison Rentoul

It's a fact that many older captains are being passed over and, while pay is often cited as the reason, in reality there may be many factors at play. Here a 53 year old captain vents his frustration and The Crew Coach offers some ... Read More

Luxury Hospitality: Creating Wow Moments as a Beverage Specialist

Posted: 30th Oct 2017

Written by: Nienke Oort

In an environment where service of the highest level is expected, like on board a yacht, beverage specialists are expected to go above and beyond to create ‘wow’ moments by presenting the unexpected or a unique mix that surprises ... Read More

Luxury Hospitality: Captains & Senior Crew Self Development

Posted: 15th Oct 2017

Written by: Nienke Oort

The yacht industry is growing. Not only are more ships being built, they are also growing in size. A 140 metre yacht is no longer an exception. However, the larger the ship, the more crew are needed on board. Read More

Luxury Hospitality & Asaro: Teaching Crew to Think Outside the Box

Posted: 3rd Oct 2017

Written by: Peter Vogel

Luxury Hospitality and Asaro are teaching yacht crew how to think outside the box in order to create bespoke events for owners and guests at the very highest level. Read More

Raising Yacht Crew Standards with Luxury Hospitality

Posted: 2nd Oct 2017

Written by: Diana van Kamp

The yachting industry is one of the fastest growing industries in the world, and Luxury Hospitality Academy is already taking service standards to the next level by providing the tools and guidance needed by interior crew, HODs an... Read More

Luxury Hospitality: Working with a Leader Instead of a Boss

Posted: 7th Sep 2017

Written by: Peter Vogel

Historically there is a hierarchy on board superyachts, and while this is certainly important, it is also an area where better results can be achieved through teamwork than ‘under a boss’. Read More

Luxury Hospitality: Providing Guests with the Ultimate Service Experience

Posted: 16th Jun 2017

Written by: Nienke Oort & Robyn Santa Maria

Working on board a superyacht certainly sounds like a dream job, and it can be. But working as crew is not for everyone. Only those who possess a service-minded attitude and who are prepared to work exceptionally hard will succeed... Read More

Introducing the new Chef Training Package from Secrets de Cuisine

Posted: 10th Feb 2017

Written by: Jacqui Leigh

Secrets de Cuisine now offers a new training package for yacht chefs, incorporating the MCA Ship's Cook Certificate Assessment and Level 3 Food Safety Training with virtual learning environment (VLE) access, an attractively priced... Read More

The Crew Coach Announces the Superyacht Scholarship 2017

Posted: 21st Dec 2016

Written by: Alison Rentoul

Building on the success of the 2016 Superyacht Scholarship, The Crew Coach is delighted to announce that the 2017 edition is now open, giving four more young crew members the opportunity of a lifetime to develop their career in th... Read More

Warsash: Unlimited Officer Cadetship for Superyacht Crew

Posted: 28th Oct 2016

Written by: Lars Lippuner

The first program of its kind to issue a UK MCA Officer of the Watch (Unlimited) Certificate of Competency (CoC), Warsash Superyacht Academy has introduced a new officer cadet training program tailored specifically to the superyac... Read More

Tag Global: Yacht Crew & Private Jets

Posted: 14th Sep 2016

Written by: OnboardOnline

Private aircrafts with fewer than 19 seats are not legally required to have trained cabin crew, and many yacht crew, as well as nannies and bodyguards, find themselves working on board their bosses’ private jet without any specifi... Read More


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