Crew Life

Hiring Green Crew - A Captain’s Point of View

Posted: 10th Mar 2024

Written by: Andreas Gran

Following our previous article on the evolving landscape of green crew, we explore how newbies present from the perspective of superyacht captains who have the final word on whether or not to hire them. Read More

Captain Khalil Bethel: Diving & High Flying in the Bahamas

Posted: 2nd Mar 2024

Written by: Sam Watson

Growing up in the Bahamas, Khalil Bethel was no stranger to superyachts, but he first fell in love with the ocean while teaching at a local diving school which ignited a passion to travel the world on the high seas. Read More

Placing Green Crew - A Recruiter’s Point of View

Posted: 27th Feb 2024

Written by: Andreas Gran

In many parts of the world dockwalking is a thing of the past, but greater awareness of the yachting industry is attracting a larger pool of candidates, prompting a shift in focus during the recruitment process. Read More

The Importance of Professional Training in the Superyacht Industry  

Posted: 7th Feb 2024

Written by: Georgia Tindale

As the superyacht industry becomes increasingly professionalised, the days when green crew could simply smile in the right direction and hop on board without any qualifications are long gone.  Read More

Quay Crew Releases 2023 Captains Salary Survey

Posted: 23rd Dec 2023

Written by: Charlotte Flake

Quay Crew has announced the release of its latest and largest HoD salary survey to date. Almost 300 captains responded across a range of yacht sizes from under 30 meters to over 100 meters. Read More

A Guide to Superyacht ETO and AV/IT Careers

Posted: 5th Dec 2023

Written by: OnboardOnline

Following on from our guides on superyacht deck, interior, engineering and chef careers, it’s time to get technical and clear up some confusion around the roles of an ETO and an AV/IT officer. Read More

Captain Antoine Capstick on Rule Books and Mentorship

Posted: 21st Nov 2023

Written by: Louisa Gallimore

Antoine Capstick is someone who likes to pay it forward. A marine fuels and logistics specialist, published author and mentor, he is also the 'go to' for all things jet drive. I recently caught up with him in Antibes to find out more.  Read More

The Quick & Easy Guide to Superyacht Chef Careers

Posted: 26th Oct 2023

Written by: Richard Hagan

Continuing our series on crew career pathways, it’s time to get delicious and lay out the routes to becoming a superyacht chef, along with the various qualifications required to enter and progress up the ranks. Read More

World Mental Health Day: Empowering Crew to Speak Up

Posted: 9th Oct 2023

Written by: Emma Ross

Every year we celebrate World Mental Health Day on 10 October. The theme for 2023 set by the World Foundation of Mental Health is ‘Mental health is a universal human right’, and at Seas the Mind this is our fundamental belief.  Read More

Ask Erica: How to Find the Right Captain

Posted: 24th Sep 2023

Written by: Erica Lay

Erica Lay, founder of El Crew Co, is known to many as The Honest Crew Agent, and for good reason. After decades in the industry, she's seen it all and tells it straight, so buckle up for some honest and valuable advice! Read More

The Quick and Easy Guide to Superyacht Engineering Careers

Posted: 7th Sep 2023

Written by: Georgia Tindale

Following on from our guides on superyacht deck and interior careers, it’s time to get our technical hats on and lay out the career pathways for engineering, whether you’re transitioning from another sector or gunning for a chief engineer role.  Read More

Dining on Board Superyachts: The Most Expensive and Unique Foods

Posted: 23rd Aug 2023

Written by: Isobel Odendaal

After watching in horror as a certain stewardess on yacht reality show incorrectly pointed to wasabi when asked by a guest what uni is, I realised why it is so important to teach students the value of understanding what is on your menu. Read More

The Quick and Easy Guide to Superyacht Interior Careers

Posted: 7th Aug 2023

Written by: Georgia Tindale

For all aspiring superyacht steward/esses, we take a look at how to enter and get ahead in the interior department with help from the recently-launched careers guidance platform, Academy by Ephemeris. Read More

In the Galley with Yacht Chef Dylan Stacey

Posted: 13th Jul 2023

Written by: Kate Emery

Kate Emery, founder of Amandine, catches up with freelance South African chef Dylan Stacey, who boasts more than 20 years’ experience working across high-end restaurants, VIP events and, of course, the world’s best luxury superyachts. Read More

Louisa Gallimore on Transitioning to Onshore Life after Yachting

Posted: 7th Jul 2023

Written by: Louisa Gallimore

There is no denying the fact the superyacht industry is a fantastic one to be part of. However, at some stage or another, which is normally after a long season with demanding guests, there comes a time when the question of ‘what to do next’ springs to mind. Read More

A Quick and Easy Guide to Superyacht Deck Careers

Posted: 7th Jul 2023

Written by: Georgia Tindale

For those looking to enter the superyacht industry from the outside, a career on deck represents the ultimate escape from the drudgeries of a 9-to-5 office job, thanks to its winning combination of sunlight, fresh air, physical activity and travel. Read More

Class Act: How Crew Can Benefit from Academy by Ephemeris

Posted: 19th Jun 2023

Written by: Georgia Tindale

OnboardOnline speaks to Claire Barnard, Customer Liaison Officer at Academy by Ephemeris, to dig deeper and discover more about the numerous benefits for crew in using the platform – from significant time saving, to 24/7 accessibility and many more. Read More

Yacht Crew Recruitment with Northrop & Johnson's Louisa Gallimore

Posted: 31st May 2023

Written by: OnboardOnline

We speak to Louisa about her early years in the banking industry, her transition into the world of yachting, the challenges faced by crew in 2023, and why she believes the future is looking bright. Read More

New Survey Investigates why Young Crew Leave a Yacht

Posted: 24th May 2023

Written by: Quay Crew

In a recent survey of junior crew, Quay Crew asked what factors made them leave a yacht and what would encourage them to stay on board. The findings reveal small changes that could help yachts keep hold of great candidates. Read More

Supercharging Superyacht Careers with Academy by Ephemeris

Posted: 16th May 2023

Written by: Georgia Tindale

Introducing Academy by Ephemeris, a new superyacht career guidance platform for crew which simplifies the process by mapping out career pathways and identifying the training required to progress at every stage. Read More

Mental Health Awareness Week 2023: Taking a Closer Look at Anxiety on Board

Posted: 8th May 2023

Written by: Emma Ross

Ahead of Mental Health Awareness Week 2023, Seas the Mind's Emma Ross takes a closer look at the most recent studies around mental health and anxiety among superyacht crew. Read More

In the Galley with Yacht Chef Charli Witts

Posted: 12th Apr 2023

Written by: Kate Emery

This week, Kate Emery, founder of Amandine, catches up with British chef Charli Watts, to discuss her greatest inspirations, favourite dishes, all time food heroes and best galley hacks. Read More

Uncover Your True Talents with LH Dynamics

Posted: 5th Apr 2023

Written by: Richard Hagan

As Head of Insight at Luxury Hospitality, Julia Rogers is an expert at uncovering your natural talents via her cupid’s arrow: The LH Dynamics talent awareness tool, which is always the first step in any new client relationship. Read More

Marco Tognon Wins the 2023 Superyacht Chef Competition in Monaco

Posted: 31st Mar 2023

Written by: Karen Hockney

Nine of the yachting industry’s most talented chefs pitted their skills against each other in the Superyacht Chef Competition at the Yacht Club de Monaco last week. Read More

In the Galley with Yacht Chef Alain Bijou

Posted: 20th Mar 2023

Written by: Kate Emery

Kate Emery, founder of Amandine Chefs, speaks to Chef Alain Bijou to discuss his personal culinary style, his must-have galley gadgets, and the inspiration behind the exquisite menus he creates on board. Read More

In the Galley With Yacht Chef Abdelkarim Mohamed

Posted: 15th Mar 2023

Written by: Kate Emery

Kate Emery, founder of Amandine International Chef Placement, speaks to chef Abdelkarim Mohamed to discuss his all-time food heroes, current challenges faced by the superyacht industry, and how he puts a unique spin on his dishes. Read More

In the Galley with Yacht Chef Bianca Jade Murphy

Posted: 13th Mar 2023

Written by: Kate Emery

Kate Emery, founder of Amandine International Chef Placement catches up with chef Bianca Jade Murphy to discuss her food heroes, the secrets of cooking exquisite food on board and the ingredients she couldn’t live without. Read More

Luxury Hospitality: Behind the Scenes with Solveig Yong

Posted: 2nd Dec 2022

Written by: Naomi Chadderton

We talk to Luxury Hospitality's Solveig Yong about her earlier life on board, her transition ashore, and the most important lessons she has learnt during her time in the superyacht industry. Read More

Luxury Hospitality: Interior Outfitting with Danella Hopkins

Posted: 21st Nov 2022

Written by: Naomi Chadderton

Vibrant, passionate and inspiring are three main strengths of Danella Hopkins’ Talent Dynamics profile, Dynamo/Blaze, and on speaking to the Luxury Hospitality project manager, it’s clear she possesses them in spades Read More

Luxury Hospitality: Standardising Service Training for Crew

Posted: 14th Nov 2022

Written by: Naomi Chadderton

From working as a marine biologist in New Zealand and joining superyachts in Sydney to now working with Luxury Hospitality to help expand service training for the deck and engineering side of the business, Kate Thompson’s career has been quite the journey. Read More


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