• How to Set up a Successful Yachting Business

    Posted: 25th September 2018 | Written by: Josh Richardson

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    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 at serving a demanding market.
  • Six Unusual Culinary Courses for Yacht Chefs

    Posted: 19th June 2018 | Written by: Chrissie McClatchie

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    In the yachting industry every aspect of service must be impeccable with the utmost commitment to excellence. The galley is no different and superyacht chefs 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 culinary skills to the next level.
  • Luxury Hopitality Begins Behind the Scenes

    Posted: 3rd April 2018 | Written by: Nienke Oort

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    A lot of emphasis is put on delivering immaculate service on board, but impeccable housekeeping is just as important.“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 your guests and provide a seven-star service instead of five or six stars.”
  • Raise the Bar: Beverage Speciality Course

    Posted: 18th January 2018 | Written by: Nienke Oort

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    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 training and lots of practice will do the trick.
  • Crew Survey Results: Hiring Youth Over Experience

    Posted: 3rd January 2018 | Written by: OnboardOnline

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    The publication of an article by Alison Rentoul last November, 'Hiring Captains: Youth Over Experience', caught the crest of a wave and sparked widespread debate on social media. It's 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 present a summary of the findings.
  • What Interior Crew Want: The Crew Academy Survey

    Posted: 21st December 2017 | Written by: Elizabeth Dann

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    Building on the success of the GUEST Program, interior crew are increasingly seeking out more specialist courses to upskill and develop their careers. To get a better understanding of the courses Steward/esses want, TCA recently conducted a survey at an Acrew event in La Ciotat and here we present the results.
  • Hiring Captains - Youth over Experience?

    Posted: 5th November 2017 | Written by: Alison Rentoul

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    The debate around the relative merits of hiring young captains over more experienced captains continues to rage, and for many it really is a case of rage. 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 sound advice.
  • Create Wow Moments as a Beverage Specialist

    Posted: 30th October 2017 | Written by: Nienke Oort

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    When can you call yourself a beverage specialist? When you have special knowledge about cocktails, wines, whiskeys, lager and teas? But in an environment where service of the highest level is expected, like on board a yacht, wouldn’t you need that certain something extra? What if you could create ‘wow’ moments by presenting the unexpected or a unique mix that surprises everyone?
  • Captains & Senior Crew Ready to Develop Themselves

    Posted: 15th October 2017 | Written by: Nienke Oort

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    The yacht industry is growing. Not only are more ships being built, they are also growing in size. A 140-meter yacht is no longer an exception. However, the larger the ship, the more crew are needed onboard. Captains and senior crew are opening up to learning effective methods to manage this extended crew.
  • Luxury Hospitality & Asaro: Teaching crew to think outside the box

    Posted: 3rd October 2017 | Written by: Peter Vogel

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    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. It's a unique collaboration and at the start of the course it's impossible to imagine an Asaro event, let alone deliver one but, by the end of the day, all that has changed.
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