Crew

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

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

Chef’s Corner: In the Galley with Luke Owen

Posted: 16th Sep 2019

Written by: Luke Owen

With 20 years' experience as a chef on board superyachts, English-born Luke Owen has seen it all. From his all-time heroes to the ingredients he can't live without, we talk to the Sole Chef about his experiences in the kitchen and... Read More

Work Smarter, Not Faster: Time Management Tips

Posted: 9th Sep 2019

Written by: Karen Passman

How do those people who seem able to fit twice as much into the day as you do, or make the time to do the things you only dream of having time for, do it? If you want to manage your time more effectively, here are a few ideas to h... Read More

Managing the War of Words Onboard

Posted: 4th Sep 2019

Written by: Sara Ballinger

We’ve worked with a number of teams with issues from their past which still hang in the air, never to be spoken about. Then there are the conversations no one wants to have, and the obvious truths that are being avoided. Read More

Mindfulness Trends in the Workplace

Posted: 4th Sep 2019

Written by: Karine Rayson

In today’s industry, high crew turnover is increasingly becoming a problem. Largely a result of burnout or interpersonal conflict among crew, it’s necessary that heads of departments are better equipped in implementing strategies ... Read More

Managing Your Mental Health Onboard

Posted: 29th Aug 2019

Written by: Karen Passman

The mental health of seafarers is a hot topic and, with greater understanding of its impact
in the workplace, the superyacht industry is taking stock. With one in four people struggling with poor mental health at some point in t...
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Yachtmasters: Ship's Captain or Boat Skipper? (Conclusion)

Posted: 24th Aug 2019

Written by: Horatio Hardy - aka Commander Sean O'Reilly

The story concludes with more than a sting... Captain Horatio Hardy is on a mission to find his lost triplet nieces whose parents have been kidnapped by marauding pirates in the Gulf of Socotra. His search leads him to the Cote d'... Read More

Nautilus Commercial Yacht Service Record Book

Posted: 11th Aug 2019

Written by: Nautilus International

A major attraction of Nautilus membership for yacht crew is the Nautilus International Commercial Yacht Service Record Book. If you're new to Nautilus – or new to the superyacht industry – here's how it works. Read More

Nautical Novelist - Captain William Gilbert

Posted: 11th Aug 2019

Written by: Sarah Robinson

Superyacht captain William Gilbert has long maintained a parallel career as a maritime author. Sarah Robinson meets a writer who delves into his Merchant Navy past and yachting present to create memoirs and novels with the ring of... Read More

Earning After Yachting

Posted: 6th Aug 2019

Written by: Jodie Clarke

So you dream of shorebased life with a dog or three, with weekends off, entertaining friends in your back garden and enjoying life. But adjusting to land life has many challenges, beginning with feeling shell-shocked at how much t... Read More

Superyacht Hospitality Training - The Full 360 Degrees

Posted: 1st Aug 2019

Written by: Karen Hockney

When it comes to providing the ultimate in superyacht hospitality, technical knowledge and leadership skills are of course essential, but motivation is just as crucial. To this end, Luxury Hospitality have developed a full circle ... Read More

Crew Hiring Mistakes to Avoid

Posted: 23rd Jul 2019

Written by: Colette Flowerdew-Kincaid

Crew hiring can be a messy business; there’s nothing worse than setting out on a long cruise with the owner or charter guests, only to realise that your new recruit may not be as good as you thought they were. Lauren Cotton, found... Read More

Getting Onboard with Millennials

Posted: 21st Jul 2019

Written by: Julia Matheson

Tho exactly are we referring to when we talk about millennials? On board they are probably the majority of your crew, so if you’re struggling to understand what makes this new Generation Y tick, it’s time to find out. Read More

How Team Talk Shapes Onboard Culture

Posted: 21st Jul 2019

Written by: Sara Ballinger

It's human nature to seek out people like us; we want to find our tribe. But this can’t happen if we only talk about our jobs, especially with superyacht crew who live and work together in such an intimate environment. Read More

The Hot Seat in Maritime Simulation for Yacht Crew

Posted: 20th Jul 2019

Written by: Jenny Mathews

Technology is being developed and implemented into nearly all aspects of everyday life, offering new and improved ways of doing just about anything. One could argue whether this is a positive or negative direction, but one thing c... Read More

Life After Yachting

Posted: 20th Jul 2019

Written by: Jodie Clarke

This article was inspired by a post in the Facebook Group, Palma Yacht Crew, that asked: “How do you know when you’ve had enough? And what do you plan on doing once back on land (aside from getting a dog, obviously)?” At the time... Read More

Using SWOT to Direct Your Next Move

Posted: 19th Jul 2019

Written by: Karine Rayson

Feedback, whether personal or professional, is something we often shy away from for fear of receiving negative information, but it's vital for self development and helping us to reach our full potential. One simple but effective t... Read More

Perspectives on Onboard Culture in Yachting

Posted: 9th Jul 2019

Written by: OnboardOnline

Culture is one of the great intangibles all around us. When it’s good it’s great; when it’s bad it can negatively impact service, productivity, happiness and even health. Working on a superyacht is a prime example, a microcosm whe... Read More

Mental Health Handbook from The Crew Coach

Posted: 23rd Jun 2019

Written by: Karine Rayson

Recently, the Life is for Living event took place in Palma, an event championed by yacht crew and local business owners to raise awareness of mental health in the yachting industry. To share this information more widely, I've comp... Read More

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