• Top Tips- Bed Linens

    Posted: 24th September 2013 | Written by: The Cabin Shop

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    Charter guests and owners will use, touch and sleep in the linens on board. They will notice and appreciate luxurious softness, but will also remark on scratchy towels or bed linen. The interior of the cabins need to make a great initial impact and quality linens are essential to continue that sensation. Here are some tips to select and care for your onboard linens.
  • The End of Uniformity

    Posted: 12th September 2013 | Written by: Paula Herbert

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    10 years ago, choice in yacht uniforms was limited. The fit mattered, but not how uniforms matched the yacht or the personality of the crew. Fortunately, as the industry evolves, suppliers are pushing the boundaries, with fashion and personalization now being almost as important as functionality in crew clothing.
  • Gin Cocktails for Connoisseurs

    Posted: 6th September 2013 | Written by: Andy Ives, Bar Life UK

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    Tired of serving the same old cocktails? Ever thought of garnishing a cocktail with a sprig of lavender and a macaron? Do sherbet, olive oil and pink peppercorns feature in your cocktail repertoire? In the first of his series for OnboardOnline, Andy Ives of Bar Life UK brings us five award-winning gin cocktails to impress the boss.
  • Astroboy and the Mystery of the Odd Sock

    Posted: 29th July 2013 | Written by: Jo Morgan

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    Odd socks, whingeing crew and mugs left in the sink...it's clearly time for a mid-season hissy fit.Jo Morgan on what drives us batty when life in the crew mess gets messy.
  • M/Y Pet Hate: When did yacht crew get so fussy?

    Posted: 8th July 2013 | Written by: Jo Morgan

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    In an industry where ‘attention to detail’ needs to be ‘obsession to detail’, it is perhaps no surprise that yacht crew have a bewildering array of ‘pet hates’ and phobias.
  • Journey Over Water: Nautical Horoscopes

    Posted: 3rd July 2013 | Written by: Jo Morgan

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    There's an excellent chance that you'll travel over water this month. The forecast is for blue skies, except for when it will be raining, or gloomy. Or nighttime.
  • An Argument Against the 'Half Tip' Policy

    Posted: 6th May 2013 | Written by: Jo Morgan

    Imagine if you found out that half the generous tip you gave to the waitress last night for outstanding service had been confiscated by her manager and was being held ransom for a year, in a bid to coerce the waitress into staying in her job. Would you find this a bit morally dubious, or even wrong? I think most of us would; in effect the manager is stealing our money (and the staff member’s) in a bid to improve staff retention.
  • Interview with Lynne Edwards

    Posted: 16th January 2013 | Written by: OnboardOnline

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    To introduce our Interior contributor, OnboardOnline recently interviewed Lynne Edwards, our Interior contributor, and asked her a few questions about herself, her career and what she's learned over the years about what it takes to be a great Chief Stew. As well as a long career in hospitality management, Lynne has been Interior Trainer and Quality Manager at Bluewater Yachting.
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