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Q&A: Superyacht Purser Samantha Morris

Posted: 6th Apr 2021

Written by: OnboardOnline

As finance manager on board a cruise ship, superyachts first caught the eye of Samantha Morris when she was moored alongside in St Martin. Now a purser on a 130m+ vessel she's paying it forward to younger crew coming up the ranks. Read More

Q&A: Superyacht Chef Caroline Morgan

Posted: 19th Mar 2021

Written by: OnboardOnline

When it comes to the culinary world, like so many others, it's notoriously been a man's one for many years. Thankfully the tables are turning and, making waves as a young, talented chef in the superyacht industry, Caroline Morgan is certainly one to watch. Read More

Financial Success: The Golden Rules for Yacht Crew

Posted: 26th Nov 2020

Written by: Olivia Wigg

Picture a time in the future when you're ready to leave yachting behind, the choice of what to do is all yours, or is it? Blacktower Financial Group specialise in Financial Advice for crew and share their tips on how to best take care of your finances before heading back ashore. Read More

Superyacht Chef Duncan Biggs on Why Knowledge is Power

Posted: 23rd Sep 2020

Written by: Gemma Fottles

Starting out as yacht crew and working his way up to head chef on iconic boats such as 113-metre Luna, Duncan Biggs has always had a passion for knowledge. In 2015 he co-founded Ocean Wave Monaco to educate aspiring superyacht chefs and pay it forward. Read More

Charity Matters: Superyachts Giving Back

Posted: 12th Jun 2020

Written by: Karen Passman

More so than previous generations, Millennials and Gen Zs expect employers to provide them with opportunities for fulfilment, meaning and the ability to give back. Rather than just a job, they are searching for purpose and the opportunity to make a difference. Read More

Crew Talk: UNCENSORED with Marien Sarriera

Posted: 27th Apr 2020

Written by: Naomi Chadderton

A show designed to tackle the tougher issues that many crew face while working on board superyachts, UNCENSORED with Marien Sarriera takes an honest, hard-hitting look at topics from work harassment and sexual abuse to mental health, substance abuse and more. Read More

Work Harassment: UNCENSORED with Marien Sarriera

Posted: 27th Mar 2020

Written by: Naomi Chadderton

In a bid to address some of the taboos in the superyacht industry, UNCENSORED is a show where crew can openly discuss ‘difficult topics’, hosted by Marien Sarriera and broadcast on Yachting International Radio. The show is honest, hard-hitting and, as the name suggests –uncensored. Read More

Superyacht Chef Sebastian Amberville

Posted: 15th Jan 2020

Written by: Sebastian Amberville

Currently Head Chef on MY Ecstasea, a private 86m Feadship, Sebastian Amberville has more than 18 years' experience as a chef. Here’s what he has to say about his experiences on board... Read More

Speryacht Chef Mick Carbert

Posted: 10th Dec 2019

Written by: Mick Carbert

With 28 years’ experience as a chef, it’s safe to say that guests are in good hands with Mick Carbert in charge of their food. From his experiences to his inspirations, here's what he has to say. Read More

In the Galley with Superyacht Chef Sabi Csitari

Posted: 22nd Nov 2019

Written by: Sabi Csitari

With 18 years’ culinary experience, the Hugarian/Irish chef has a wealth of experience cooking aboard superyachts. From the ingredients he can't live without to the gadgets that take pride of place in his galley, here's all you ne... Read More

Superyacht Chef Bianca Jade Murphy

Posted: 15th Oct 2019

Written by: Bianca Jade Murphy

Currently working onboard the busy 50m charter yacht MY Endeavour II, Bianca Jade Murphy boasts 14 years’ experience as a chef onboard superyachts. Here’s what she has to say about her experiences in the industry… Read More

Superyacht Chef Luke Owen

Posted: 16th Sep 2019

Written by: Luke Owen

With 20 years' experience as a chef on board superyachts, English-born Luke Owen has seen it all. From his all-time heroes to the ingredients he can't live without, we talk to the Sole Chef about his experiences in the kitchen and... Read More

Nautical Novelist - Captain William Gilbert

Posted: 11th Aug 2019

Written by: Sarah Robinson

Superyacht captain William Gilbert has long maintained a parallel career as a maritime author. Sarah Robinson meets a writer who delves into his Merchant Navy past and yachting present to create memoirs and novels with the ring of... Read More

Earning After Yachting

Posted: 6th Aug 2019

Written by: Jodie Clarke

So you dream of shorebased life with a dog or three, with weekends off, entertaining friends in your back garden and enjoying life. But adjusting to land life has many challenges, beginning with feeling shell-shocked at how much t... Read More

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

Girls Going Green on Yachts

Posted: 19th Feb 2019

Written by: Sam Watson

The issue has always been translating the superyacht industry's love of the ocean into action to protect it, so we were delighted when Chief Stew Jane Brécheteau got in touch to tell us how the crew on MY Irisha have radically red... Read More

Captain Glen McDonnell - Motor Yacht Vava

Posted: 30th Oct 2018

Written by: Sarah Forge

From humble beginnings in Oxley Creek to the inside track of Formula One and the America's Cup, Captain Glen McDonnell has seen it all. His first job was on 50 foot steel-hull motorsailer but a love of adventure and serendipity al... Read More

Superyacht Chef Sean Ballington

Posted: 11th Mar 2018

Written by: OnboardOnline

The 50m motor yacht ODESSA is available to charter in the Mediterranean this summer, with an amazing crew ready to lavish 7-Star service upon discerning charter guests. One of ODESSA's key attractions is Chef Sean Ballington who g... Read More

Captain Cameron Lee on Developing EfficientSea

Posted: 18th Jan 2018

Written by: Sam Watson

Cameron Lee's game-changing EfficientSea App embodies the dictum that necessity is the mother of all invention. An experienced superyacht captain with over 85,000 sea miles under his belt, Lee was fed up with juggling paperwork an... Read More

Danny McGowan on the Role of Nautilus in Yachting

Posted: 17th Aug 2016

Written by: OnboardOnline

For many seafarers, Nautilus International is an important ally during their maritime careers, while for many in the yachting industry it remains a bit of a mystery. There's also the view in some corners that superyacht employment... Read More

Caroline Rossy: A Life After Yachting

Posted: 2nd Aug 2016

Written by: OnboardOnline

Caroline Rossy is one of those people who reminds you that everything in life is a choice, up to a point. An ex-stew, she knows a thing or two about the challenges of moving ashore and, recognizing a common problem, she put her ex... Read More

Interview: Superyacht Scholarship Winner James Benning

Posted: 28th May 2016

Written by: OnboardOnline

James Benning was the winner of the Exterior Department in the Superyacht Scholarship Competition launched earlier this year by Alison Rentoul. Just a few months on and James has already landed his first job as Deckhand onboard 55... Read More

Interview: Superyacht Scholarship Winner - Zhara Bathe

Posted: 15th May 2016

Written by: OnboardOnline

Chosen from a total of 263 applicants from all over the world, Zhara Bathe was the Interior and Grand Prize winner of the Superyacht Scholarship Competition launched by Alison Rentoul, The Crew Coach. Just two months on and Zhara ... Read More

Interview: Superyacht Scholarship Winner - Trystan Irwin

Posted: 10th May 2016

Written by: OnboardOnline

The four winners of the Superyacht Scholarship Competition, launched by Alison Rentoul, The Crew Coach, were announced in a live webinar in March, chosen from a total of 263 applicants from all over the world. We recently caught u... Read More

Interview: Abigail Doherty - Superyacht Engineer

Posted: 20th Apr 2016

Written by: Jason Scott

YPI Crew speaks to Abigail Doherty, a superyacht engineer, about her experience of gaining employment in the yachting industry. One of the most exciting things about the yachting industry is the sheer variety of yacht crew jobs an... Read More

Mastering Cape Epic!

Posted: 13th Apr 2016

Written by: Bianca Ljungberg

Chief officer Arvid Ljungberg and his team mate Markus Jokinen recently completed their first Cape Epic, a gruelling eight-day mountain bike stage race which takes place in the Western Cape, South Africa. Coined as one of the toug... Read More

Interview: Chief Steward, Stig Spiessens

Posted: 10th Mar 2016

Written by: Stig Spiessens

After working in luxury hospitality for eight years, a passion for the ultimate hospitality experience led Chief Steward Stig Spiessens to pursue a career in yachting. Having worked on motor yachts Tatoosh, Dilbar and Aquila (ex-C... Read More

Interview: Chief Stew Charlotte Morris

Posted: 16th Feb 2016

Written by: Charlotte Morris

Fresh from the five day Interior Management Course with Interior Yacht Services, Chief Stewardess Charlotte Morris talks about her passion for travel and adventure, building a dream team and the importance of continuous profession... Read More

Interview: Captain Kevin Paul

Posted: 12th Nov 2015

Written by: Rumble Romagnoli

Kevin Paul is the captain of sailing superyacht MOONBIRD. We were fortunate enough to meet up with him in Port Hercule during the Monaco Yacht Show in September to discuss racing, sailing through hurricanes and how he finds his id... Read More

Superyacht Chef & Mentor Tim MacDonald

Posted: 16th Jul 2015

Written by: Ellie Barker, Penum

Chef Tim MacDonald is one of the mentors involved in the new Penum Yacht Chef Mentor Program, which was set up to support and develop aspiring chefs on board. Speaking to Ellie Barker, he talks about his career and why he wanted t... Read More

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