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Sea Bass Stocks are Critical

Posted: 21st Jun 2016

Written by: Laurent Castel

Sea Bass numbers are critical at the moment so the fishing quota for this year has been slashed in half and scientists are arguing that this should be reduced to a quarter. We are actively encouraging everyone to buy Sea Bass only... Read More

Girls on Deck in the Year of the Girl

Posted: 4th Jun 2016

Written by: Robyn Santa Maria

Luxury yachting is still an industry in which men tend to hold deck and engineering roles while women more usually work in the interior department as stewardesses. However, a ground shift for gender equality in yachting is gatheri... Read More

Girls on Deck: Female Exterior & Engineering Crew

Posted: 3rd Jun 2016

Written by: Robyn Santa Maria

Luxury yachting has long been an industry in which men have traditionally held deck and engineering roles while women have automatically filled stewardess and interior positions. However, thanks to passionate women – and men – who... Read More

Interview: Superyacht Scholarship Winner James Benning

Posted: 28th May 2016

Written by: OnboardOnline

James Benning was the winner of the Exterior Department in the Superyacht Scholarship Competition launched earlier this year by Alison Rentoul. Just a few months on and James has already landed his first job as Deckhand onboard 55... Read More

You Know You're a Superyacht Steward/ess When...

Posted: 21st May 2016

Written by: Isobel Odendaal

For this column, I'm stepping away from the educational side of Facebook group, Yacht Stewardess Tips, and I'm taking a light-hearted look at our ‘more serious’ personality (dis)orders and how these affect us each and every day, e... Read More

Onboard Core Wine List

Posted: 16th May 2016

Written by: Jessica Evans

The summer charter season is fast approaching and now is the time to think about stocking your yacht's wine cellar. Here are some suggestions for a basic core wine list to have on board to ensure you're ready for any occasion. Read More

Interview: Superyacht Scholarship Winner - Zhara Bathe

Posted: 15th May 2016

Written by: OnboardOnline

Chosen from a total of 263 applicants from all over the world, Zhara Bathe was the Interior and Grand Prize winner of the Superyacht Scholarship Competition launched by Alison Rentoul, The Crew Coach. Just two months on and Zhara ... Read More

Interview: Superyacht Scholarship Winner - Trystan Irwin

Posted: 10th May 2016

Written by: OnboardOnline

The four winners of the Superyacht Scholarship Competition, launched by Alison Rentoul, The Crew Coach, were announced in a live webinar in March, chosen from a total of 263 applicants from all over the world. We recently caught u... Read More

An Innovation in Water Technology

Posted: 2nd May 2016

Written by: Steve Wright

In the beginning, there was light, then earth, then water. Approximately 97 percent of the earth’s water is salt water, 3 percent is fresh water and less than 1 percent of that is fit for human consumption. It's time we got smart ... Read More

Superyacht Crew Giving Back

Posted: 1st May 2016

Written by: Lauren Williams

As yacht crew, sometimes we forget just how fortunate we are. The positions we are in are well paid and we have few, or no, responsibilities outside of the yacht. We make a lot of money which we sometimes spend unwisely, and when ... Read More

Interview: Abigail Doherty - Superyacht Engineer

Posted: 20th Apr 2016

Written by: Jason Scott

YPI Crew speaks to Abigail Doherty, a superyacht engineer, about her experience of gaining employment in the yachting industry. One of the most exciting things about the yachting industry is the sheer variety of yacht crew jobs an... Read More

Mastering Cape Epic!

Posted: 13th Apr 2016

Written by: Bianca Ljungberg

Chief officer Arvid Ljungberg and his team mate Markus Jokinen recently completed their first Cape Epic, a gruelling eight-day mountain bike stage race which takes place in the Western Cape, South Africa. Coined as one of the toug... Read More

Fitting Out a New Build: Linen & Tableware

Posted: 18th Mar 2016

Written by: Jodie Clarke

The rate of expansion in our industry in the last twenty years, combined with natural attrition, has resulted in a shortage of experienced interior crew. Training opportunities have certainly improved, and relevant experience alwa... Read More

The Secret of Hungarian Charcuterie

Posted: 15th Mar 2016

Written by: Gabor Ivanacz

It is well known that charcuterie is a branch of cuisine devoted to prepared meat products, such as bacon, ham, sausage, salami, terrines, galantines, ballotines, pâtés, and confit, primarily from pork, but it also can be made fro... Read More

Interview: Chief Steward, Stig Spiessens

Posted: 10th Mar 2016

Written by: Stig Spiessens

After working in luxury hospitality for eight years, a passion for the ultimate hospitality experience led Chief Steward Stig Spiessens to pursue a career in yachting. Having worked on motor yachts Tatoosh, Dilbar and Aquila (ex-C... Read More

Yacht Crew Start Your Wine Collection!

Posted: 16th Feb 2016

Written by: Jessica Evans

We all like a spot of plonk every now and again but, have you ever thought about having a decent collection of wine for your home once you leave the yachting industry? Or have you ever thought about wine as a long-term investment?... Read More

Interview: Chief Stew Charlotte Morris

Posted: 16th Feb 2016

Written by: Charlotte Morris

Fresh from the five day Interior Management Course with Interior Yacht Services, Chief Stewardess Charlotte Morris talks about her passion for travel and adventure, building a dream team and the importance of continuous profession... Read More

Interior Training: Strive to be the Best

Posted: 27th Jan 2016

Written by: Karen Hockney

When it comes to interior, crew and leadership skills training, there aren’t many individuals with more passion or zest for the business than Peter Vogel. A veteran who managed Paul Allen’s superyacht stable for nine years, Peter ... Read More

How to Spot a Faulty Wine

Posted: 26th Jan 2016

Written by: Louise Sydbeck MW

As a crew member in the yachting industry I´m sure that you have had your fair share of faulty wines! With (in some cases) inappropriate storage conditions on yachts resulting in dry, hot and moving environment, wines tend to matu... Read More

Chefs...The Competition Begins!

Posted: 25th Jan 2016

Written by: Gabor Ivanacz

Venison Gusto is proud to launch their Chefs Competition. Entries must be received by the 19th February and the lucky winner will receive a 500€ Venison Gusto voucher. Read More

5 Reasons to Study a WSET Wine Course

Posted: 25th Jan 2016

Written by: Emma Laval

Are you a stew or stewardess and thinking of completing a course during the winter? Why not learn all about wine and spirits by completing WSET Wine & Spirits qualification. Riviera Wine are offering these internationally recognis... Read More

Taste and Quality with Natural, Unfarmed Meats

Posted: 22nd Jan 2016

Written by: Gabor Ivanacz

You cannot see it and you cannot always recognize it by reading the label but, unfortunately, most of the meat in the supermarket these days has gone industrial and it is also affecting the food on board superyachts. Read More

Dropped in at the Deep End

Posted: 15th Jan 2016

Written by: Eugene the Deckie

Not many places are as captivating as a boat’s bridge at 3am. It’s here, four coffees and six packs of M&Ms deep, the world’s most intriguing problems are debated while steaming into the darkness. Why hasn’t the see-through toaste... Read More

MarQuip Facilitates Transition to Tier III Benchmark

Posted: 6th Jan 2016

Written by: Marquip

The Tier III regulations of the United Nations International Marine Organization (IMO) regarding marine emissions came into force on 1 January. They specify a reduction in nitrogen oxide emissions by nearly 80% compared to Tier II... Read More

Fizz the Season for Champagne!

Posted: 29th Dec 2015

Written by: Jessica Evans

This time of year always calls for a glass of Champagne to celebrate, especially on New Year's Eve, so we thought we'd answer some questions so you know a little more about the famous bubbly! Read More

On Par with the Boss

Posted: 8th Dec 2015

Written by: Eugene the Deckie

Failing to clear the ladies tee is the biggest faux pas a male golfer can make, and it’s a very real possibility every time I put driver to ball. So imagine my state of mind as I prepare to tee off in front of the boss, one of Chi... Read More

Going Down With The Ship?

Posted: 8th Dec 2015

Written by: Alison Rentoul

Welcome to the working life of a superyacht captain, a leadership role unlike any other. With anywhere between five and 50 employees and a legion of suppliers and contractors, running a superyacht is like being the CEO of a large,... Read More

Luxury Charcuterie - Taste the Difference

Posted: 1st Dec 2015

Written by: Lucinda Frye

Venison Gusto, supplier of luxury charcuterie, has been busy with a number of educational tastings for superyacht chefs and crew along the French and Italian Rivieras. At these events, Gabor Ivanacz explained how to cut and prepar... Read More

Which Wine with Which Food?

Posted: 20th Nov 2015

Written by: Louise Sydbeck, Master of Wine

The raison d’être of food and wine pairing is to enhance the gastronomic experience of a meal, be it a lunch on the beach or an exclusive dinner in a three star restaurant. Here are some tips to bear in mind when choosing the perf... Read More

Tips and Tricks for Decanting Wine

Posted: 12th Nov 2015

Written by: Jessica Evans

Your boss or charter guest has asked you to decant a bottle of wine. But how long do you decant it for and how do you know which wines should be decanted in the first place? Here is our guide to help you on board! Read More


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