Crew Life

Yacht Crew Help - ISWAN Achieves Target to Build Crew Mental Health Portal

Posted: 7th May 2020

Written by: Naomi Chadderton

This week 'An Hour with Colin Squire' was dedicated to the topic of mental health, helping to raise funds for ISWAN to develop a new portal specifically for superyacht crew. Today Colin is delighted to announce that the target has been reached but donations are still welcome! 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

How Yoga and Meditation can Help During Lockdown

Posted: 24th Apr 2020

Written by: Reni Horvath

Physical isolation and the fear of an uncertain future can lead to strong emotions and increased anxiety, so in the following article I would like to introduce you to the power of conscious breath, yoga and meditation in managing mental health. Read More

The Crew Coach Discusses Mental Health with Damian Chaparro

Posted: 14th Apr 2020

Written by: Karine Rayson

The Crew Coach, Karine Rayson, discusses everything from alcohol addiction and managing your wellbeing when living in confined spaces to social media addiction in a three-part interview with Damian Chaparro, the co-founder of the Aroha retreat. Read More

Luxury Hospitality: Creating 7-Star Teams

Posted: 1st Apr 2020

Written by: Naomi Chadderton

When it comes to standing out among today’s superyacht fleet, it’s not enough to be the largest or shiniest yacht on the market. Captains and owners must shift their focus to providing the ultimate guest experience, with technical and leadership skills more essential than ever. 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

The Crew Coach Guide on How to Manage in a Crisis

Posted: 24th Mar 2020

Written by: Karine Rayson

To help crew overcome the distress and help manage your reactions in a crisis, The Crew Coach has put together a comprehensive guide on how to manage in a crisis as no one is ever really prepared, and for the most part, it is unexpected. Read More

The Millennial Landscape in the Superyacht Industry

Posted: 15th Feb 2020

Written by: Naomi Chadderton

Millennials began entering the workforce in the late 1990s and early 2000s, with studies showing that by 2020 they will comprise half of the American workforce, and 75 percent of the global workforce by 2025. Read More

Packing Essentials for New Yacht Crew

Posted: 15th Feb 2020

Written by: Alison Rentoul

Knowing what to pack for when you first step onto a yacht can seem like a daunting task and is one of the most frequently asked questions by green yacht crew. This article should serve as a handy guide on what to pack when you’re coming to look for work on yachts. Read More

Stew Tips: Taking Care of Yourself During the Charter Season

Posted: 30th Jan 2020

Written by: Isobel Odendaal

Isobel Odendaal knows how difficult it is to switch off and relax on charter, but as an ex-chief stewardess she has some insider tips on how to take care of yourself and restore your energy reserves so you can give your all to the guests. Read More

The Importance of Self Development for Yacht Crew: Round Up

Posted: 29th Jan 2020

Written by: Naomi Chadderton

Personal development is vital for an individual’s growth, and when it comes to working on board a superyacht, crew must keep growing and progressing so as to maintain a competitive edge in the industry. Read More

Perspectives on Onboard Culture: Round Up

Posted: 23rd Jan 2020

Written by: Naomi Chadderton

We set out to uncover what determines the culture on board a yacht and how to change a negative one to a positive one, from the perspectives of three experts working in this field. Here's what we found out... 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

Preparing your Crew Team for the Season

Posted: 14th Jan 2020

Written by: Sara Ballinger

Training, qualifications and experience – these are the things we look for when hiring great crew, but what about their ability to work as a team? This is always seen as a ‘nice to have’ when in fact it’s crucial to the whole operation. Read More

Choose your Mood- Positive Thinking versus Negative Spiral

Posted: 17th Dec 2019

Written by: Sara Ballinger

Emotional wellbeing is a hot topic in today’s society, and more and more cases of depression and anxiety are being openly discussed. No longer a taboo, we can now express ourselves more candidly if we choose to. 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

Managing Your Emotional Responses On Board

Posted: 9th Dec 2019

Written by: Karine Rayson

So often we confuse thoughts with feelings, so in this article we discuss a few tips to help you unhook yourself from your distressing emotions so that they don’t negatively affect your time onboard. Read More

A Case for Crew Performance Reviews

Posted: 9th Dec 2019

Written by: Jenny Matthews

A recent yacht crew survey has uncovered some interesting food for thought on performance reviews, with unbiased feedback, department specific training and career progression a key focus. Read More

Breathing Exercises to Keep you Calm On Board

Posted: 6th Dec 2019

Written by: Reni Horvath

Depression, anxiety and stress are increasing in the life of many crew members, but what if we told you that by changing the way you breathe, you can become more resilient and even change your life? Read More

How to Build Confidence

Posted: 27th Nov 2019

Written by: Sara Ballinger

In my role as a coach and mentor, I’m very aware that the biggest challenge for most of the women and men I work with is their confidence in their own abilities. Often called ‘imposter syndrome’, this is true of even the most seni... 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

How to Build High-Performing Teams

Posted: 21st Nov 2019

Written by: Sara Ballinger

Crew-Glue was launched to support captains and crew by expediting the team-building process to reach a high-performance team status sooner, giving you the very best chance of success when starting your season or launching your new... Read More

Crew Tips for Better Rest and Sleep

Posted: 5th Nov 2019

Written by: John Breese

While working onboard a superyacht is an extremely exciting proposition, it also comes with certain challenges – one of the most important being disruptions to your sleep schedule, which is bound to be an irregular one on board. Read More

Here's Why Successful People Have Mentors

Posted: 4th Nov 2019

Written by: Karine Rayson

They say success comes with insight, however insight is only achieved by seeing the world through a lens other than your own. No matter how successful you perceive yourself to be, that success is not sustainable unless you continu... Read More

Crew Tips for Avoiding Injury Onboard

Posted: 30th Oct 2019

Written by: Reni Horvath

While working onboard a superyacht sounds like a fantastic opportunity to travel the seas and explore the world, beyond the surface there’s a lot of hard work. Crew can easily be on their feet for up to 16 hours a day, with owners... Read More

How to Get the Yacht Owner Onboard with your Idea

Posted: 30th Oct 2019

Written by: Jenny Mathews & Natasha Ambrose

It’s October and winter work lists are on the table, but how do you pitch an idea and get the boss to loosen the purse strings? In our experience, if you can present a solid case based on sound economics, you're more likely to get... Read More

Top Training for Crew at all Levels at The Boat Works

Posted: 24th Oct 2019

Written by: Naomi Chadderton

Training, licensing and certification in all areas of boating are now available at The Boat Works along with the arrival of new partners, Paradigm Training. With boat ownership on the Gold Coast forecast to treble in the next 25 y... Read More

Managing Perception vs. Perspective Onboard

Posted: 24th Oct 2019

Written by: Sara Ballinger

Understanding the difference between perception and perspective is very important as it helps develops self-awareness and tolerance while facilitating compromise. This is never more important than when you live and work with other... 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

Beginner’s Guide to European Wines for Yacht Crew: Part 2

Posted: 14th Oct 2019

Written by: Rod Hatch

Written by Captain Rod Hatch as a guide for all those New World stewards and stewardesses who are new to this industry and to the Old World of Europe, part 2 of A Beginner’s Guide to European Wines takes you on a journey through S... Read More

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