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 preventative measures before reaching breaking point.
Posted: 30th April 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. It also addresses the knock on effect on shoreside roles traditionally occupied by ex-seafarers, since fewer women in senior roles at sea results in fewer women in senior jobs ashore. Such a comprehensive review is long overdue but it's an important step on the road to change.
Posted: 16th April 2019 | Written by: Nautilus International
Nautilus contributed to a top-level meeting last month to develop a ‘roadmap’ for improving seafarer recruitment and retention practices across the global shipping industry. Delegates agreed that there should be a ‘creative approach’ to ‘attract a sufficient number of quality new entrants and retain experienced seafarers – including women seafarers and other under-represented groups’.
Posted: 28th March 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 article has relevant insights for you.
Posted: 28th March 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, making hundreds of ship models available for the cadets and maritime professionals who come to train each year.
Posted: 28th February 2019 | Written by: Karen Passman
In December last year, ISWAN revealed disappointing findings from a study into crew welfare in the superyacht industry. A shoreside organisation revealing similar findings would be under investigation by a raft of governing bodies, yet the superyacht industry remains in a bubble decades behind. The question is why, and how do we change it?
Posted: 25th September 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 at serving a demanding market.
Posted: 19th June 2018 | Written by: Chrissie McClatchie
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.
Posted: 3rd April 2018 | Written by: Nienke Oort
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.”
Posted: 18th January 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 training and lots of practice will do the trick.