Crew

Luxury Hospitality: Creating 7-Star Teams

Posted: 1st Apr 2020

Written by: Naomi Chadderton

When it comes to standing out among today’s superyacht fleet, it’s not enough to be the largest or shiniest yacht on the market. Captains and owners must shift their focus to providing the ultimate guest experience, with technical and leadership skills more essential than ever. Read More

The Crew Coach Guide on How to Manage in a Crisis

Posted: 24th Mar 2020

Written by: Karine Rayson

To help crew overcome the distress and help manage your reactions in a crisis, The Crew Coach has put together a comprehensive guide on how to manage in a crisis as no one is ever really prepared, and for the most part, it is unexpected. Read More

The Importance of Self Development for Yacht Crew: Round Up

Posted: 29th Jan 2020

Written by: Naomi Chadderton

Personal development is vital for an individual’s growth, and when it comes to working on board a superyacht, crew must keep growing and progressing so as to maintain a competitive edge in the industry. Read More

Perspectives on Onboard Culture: Round Up

Posted: 23rd Jan 2020

Written by: Naomi Chadderton

We set out to uncover what determines the culture on board a yacht and how to change a negative one to a positive one, from the perspectives of three experts working in this field. Here's what we found out... Read More

The Millennial Landscape in the Superyacht Industry

Posted: 21st Jan 2020

Written by: Naomi Chadderton

Millennials began entering the workforce in the late 1990s and early 2000s, with studies showing that by 2020 they will comprise half of the American workforce, and 75 percent of the global workforce by 2025. Read More

Chef's Corer: In the Galley with Sebastian Amberville

Posted: 15th Jan 2020

Written by: Sebastian Amberville

Currently Head Chef on MY Ecstasea, a private 86m Feadship, Sebastian Amberville has more than 18 years' experience as a chef. Here’s what he has to say about his experiences on board... Read More

Choose your Mood- Positive Thinking versus Negative Spiral

Posted: 17th Dec 2019

Written by: Sara Ballinger

Emotional wellbeing is a hot topic in today’s society, and more and more cases of depression and anxiety are being openly discussed. No longer a taboo, we can now express ourselves more candidly if we choose to. Read More

Chef’s Corner: In the Galley with Mick Carbert

Posted: 10th Dec 2019

Written by: Mick Carbert

With 28 years’ experience as a chef, it’s safe to say that guests are in good hands with Mick Carbert in charge of their food. From his experiences to his inspirations, here's what he has to say. Read More

A Case for Crew Performance Reviews

Posted: 9th Dec 2019

Written by: Jenny Matthews

A recent yacht crew survey has uncovered some interesting food for thought on performance reviews, with unbiased feedback, department specific training and career progression a key focus. Read More

Managing Your Emotional Responses On Board

Posted: 9th Dec 2019

Written by: Karine Rayson

So often we confuse thoughts with feelings, so in this article we discuss a few tips to help you unhook yourself from your distressing emotions so that they don’t negatively affect your time onboard. Read More

Breathing Exercises to Keep you Calm On Board

Posted: 6th Dec 2019

Written by: Reni Horvath

Depression, anxiety and stress are increasing in the life of many crew members, but what if we told you that by changing the way you breathe, you can become more resilient and even change your life? Read More

How to Build Confidence

Posted: 27th Nov 2019

Written by: Sara Ballinger

In my role as a coach and mentor, I’m very aware that the biggest challenge for most of the women and men I work with is their confidence in their own abilities. Often called ‘imposter syndrome’, this is true of even the most seni... Read More

Chef’s Corner: In the Galley with Sabi Csitari

Posted: 22nd Nov 2019

Written by: Sabi Csitari

With 18 years’ culinary experience, the Hugarian/Irish chef has a wealth of experience cooking aboard superyachts. From the ingredients he can't live without to the gadgets that take pride of place in his galley, here's all you ne... Read More

How to Build High-Performing Teams

Posted: 21st Nov 2019

Written by: Sara Ballinger

Crew-Glue was launched to support captains and crew by expediting the team-building process to reach a high-performance team status sooner, giving you the very best chance of success when starting your season or launching your new... Read More

Crew Tips for Better Rest and Sleep

Posted: 5th Nov 2019

Written by: John Breese

While working onboard a superyacht is an extremely exciting proposition, it also comes with certain challenges – one of the most important being disruptions to your sleep schedule, which is bound to be an irregular one on board. Read More

Here's Why Successful People Have Mentors

Posted: 4th Nov 2019

Written by: Karine Rayson

They say success comes with insight, however insight is only achieved by seeing the world through a lens other than your own. No matter how successful you perceive yourself to be, that success is not sustainable unless you continu... Read More

How to Get the Yacht Owner Onboard with your Idea

Posted: 30th Oct 2019

Written by: Jenny Mathews & Natasha Ambrose

It’s October and winter work lists are on the table, but how do you pitch an idea and get the boss to loosen the purse strings? In our experience, if you can present a solid case based on sound economics, you're more likely to get... Read More

Crew Tips for Avoiding Injury Onboard

Posted: 30th Oct 2019

Written by: Reni Horvath

While working onboard a superyacht sounds like a fantastic opportunity to travel the seas and explore the world, beyond the surface there’s a lot of hard work. Crew can easily be on their feet for up to 16 hours a day, with owners... Read More

How to Deliver Effective Feedback Onboard

Posted: 29th Oct 2019

Written by: Naomi Chadderton

Feedback. It’s important and you know it. According to American author Kenneth Blanchard, ‘feedback is the breakfast of champions’, and the giving and receiving of feedback is probably one of the most vital skills of a leader. Read More

Top Training for Crew at all Levels at The Boat Works

Posted: 24th Oct 2019

Written by: Naomi Chadderton

Training, licensing and certification in all areas of boating are now available at The Boat Works along with the arrival of new partners, Paradigm Training. With boat ownership on the Gold Coast forecast to treble in the next 25 y... Read More

Managing Perception vs. Perspective Onboard

Posted: 24th Oct 2019

Written by: Sara Ballinger

Understanding the difference between perception and perspective is very important as it helps develops self-awareness and tolerance while facilitating compromise. This is never more important than when you live and work with other... Read More

Chef’s Corner: In the Galley with Bianca Jade Murphy

Posted: 15th Oct 2019

Written by: Bianca Jade Murphy

Currently working onboard the busy 50m charter yacht MY Endeavour II, Bianca Jade Murphy boasts 14 years’ experience as a chef onboard superyachts. Here’s what she has to say about her experiences in the industry… Read More

Beginner’s Guide to European Wines for Yacht Crew: Part 2

Posted: 14th Oct 2019

Written by: Rod Hatch

Written by Captain Rod Hatch as a guide for all those New World stewards and stewardesses who are new to this industry and to the Old World of Europe, part 2 of A Beginner’s Guide to European Wines takes you on a journey through S... Read More

Let's Talk About Mental Health at Sea

Posted: 10th Oct 2019

Written by: Naomi Chadderton

World Mental Health Day is celebrated every year on October 10th to encourage open conversations about mental health conditions which is extremely important because let’s face it, even though working at sea onboard a superyacht mi... Read More

Inspiring and Motivating Crew Across Generations

Posted: 8th Oct 2019

Written by: Karen Passman

How do you engage crew to do what needs to be done? Gone are the days where a simple “do it because I told you to!” was enough - the younger generations now vote with their feet. If they don’t feel valued, empowered, or have clear... Read More

How to Choose the Perfect Job for you

Posted: 7th Oct 2019

Written by: Karine Rayson

This season, I’m seeing more and more crew leaving their jobs not because of unfair pay, but because their roles are not in alignment with their values. We guide you on how to find a job that is just right for you as, for many of ... Read More

Beginner’s Guide to European Wines for Yacht Crew: Part 1

Posted: 2nd Oct 2019

Written by: Captain Rod Hatch

A guide for all those New World stewards and stewardesses who are new to the industry and to the Old World of Europe, Captain Rod Hatch takes us on a journey through France and Italy in part 1 of 'A Beginner’s Guide to European Wi... Read More

Luxury Hospitality Academy Debuts Sleek New Website

Posted: 18th Sep 2019

Written by: Naomi Chadderton

Providing the ultimate guest experience on a superyacht involves much more than knowledge and technical skills, and no-one knows this better than Luxury Hospitality Management (LH), which has just launched a new website to showcas... Read More

Jenny Matthews Talks Female Empowerment

Posted: 16th Sep 2019

Written by: Naomi Chadderton

While gender inequality is alive and well in the superyacht industry, it’s very rare that people actually talk about it. That’s where First Officer Jenny Matthews comes in. We speak to her about the persistent gender gap in the in... Read More

Conflict Happens and Here’s how to Deal with it

Posted: 16th Sep 2019

Written by: Karen Passman

Is conflict good or bad? There are some people who will claim that they’ve never had a cross word with a colleague and, if true, we have to ask how they respond when they disagree with someone. Read More

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