Posted: 10th July 2014 | Written by: Isobel Odendaal
Healthier products in cleaning caddies mean healthier stews and a healthier ocean, and it's naive to think that strong, chemically laden cleaning products will do a better job.
Posted: 25th June 2014 | Written by: Superyacht Operating Systems
Wouldn't it be great if it didn't cost a fortune to create professional stowage. Doesn't everyone want a beautiful walk in china store to house the yacht's collection of plates, flatware, glassware and accessories?
Posted: 19th May 2014 | Written by: Isobel Odendaal
Stews often fear or dislike cleaning suede. In her third Q-Tips and Toothpicks column, SYSA's Isobel Odendaal gives some advice about the care and cleaning of this difficult fabric.
Posted: 28th March 2014 | Written by: Nikki Ridley
I thought I knew a lot about yachting when I made the decision to join the hordes in Antibes. I suspected dockwalking was a thing to be feared and that I was immune to seasickness.
Posted: 24th March 2014 | Written by: Isobel Odendaal
Most stews have had to look after those dreaded Phalaenopsis orchids. This month’s column is dedicated to tips for keeping them alive for longer than the guests’ arrival day.
Posted: 7th March 2014 | Written by: Lauren Williams
To kick off the new '10 Things' series from OnboardOnline, Lauren Williams tells us 10 things she didn't know before joining yachting, starting with the wonder that is toilet paper origami.
Posted: 21st February 2014 | Written by: OnboardOnline with Isobel Odendaal
Steward/esses, as a group, have a huge amount of knowledge when it comes to solving problems on board, but are often unable to take advantage of each other’s experience.
Posted: 2nd February 2014 | Written by: Jo Morgan
If someone had asked my teenage self where I expected to be living in my 30’s, it’s unlikely I would have said I was aiming for a bunk-bed situation.
Posted: 30th October 2013 | Written by: Paula Herbert
Some people are sailing yacht people, others are motor yacht people, but rarely is someone both. In fact a (mostly) friendly rivalry runs through the water between these two worlds. Each has perceptions about the other; perceptions based in both myth and reality.
Posted: 25th September 2013 | Written by: Mrs Steele
Chief stewardesses often get a bad wrap for nagging and over-reactions to trivialities. But, as Mrs Steele argues, sometimes you just have to stand your ground.