Crew

A Stellar Cellar On Board

Posted: 15th Feb 2013

Written by: Rod Smith MW

Wine is becoming an increasingly important part of many superyacht trips, whether they are for charter or owner. An understanding of wine is often de-rigueur for many crew nowadays as a result of wine-knowledgeable guests, and the... Read More

Q&A: Brandon Matley

Posted: 7th Feb 2013

Written by: OnboardOnline

The 25-year-old South Africa native left his hometown of Cape Town, South Africa, in May of 2011 and moved to Antibes. After a lot of dockwalking, he eventually landed his current position: second engineer on M/Y Shooting Star. He... Read More

Maximizing fluid life can minimize cost

Posted: 17th Jan 2013

Written by: Charlson C. Smith

Although perhaps not as exciting as a new delivery or christening, there are few events more satisfying to owners, captains, and crews than an uneventful return to their vessel’s home port; as the boat approaches its mooring, the ... Read More

Advice for New Crew

Posted: 15th Jan 2013

Written by: Lizzie Irving

Every year we see a massive influx of green crew looking to make their mark in the industry and yachting forums seem to have the same topic posted weekly: “I am looking for my first position on board, where should I go, what shou... Read More

"May He Live in Interesting Times"

Posted: 13th Jan 2013

Written by: Paul Morter

The Chinese certainly had a knack for telling it like it is. And while we certainly don’t know exactly what the future holds, we do know that we are all living longer and as a result can look forward to many more years in retireme... Read More

Tender-Handling and Equipment on Superyachts

Posted: 10th Jan 2013

Written by: Rick Thomas

Tender-handling on board a luxury yacht is one of the most dangerous activities owner and crew alike will undertake while yachting. Conditions are always dynamic, teak decks are wet, and a vessel's trim and list will change during... Read More

Stand and Deliver: With no Handover?

Posted: 10th Jan 2013

Written by: Mike Wilson

So, I have been in the industry long enough to have witnessed some interesting situations. Working for the ultra rich is always sure to prompt some interesting stories, and we all have them. I often get a call from a friend, crew... Read More

Getting the most out of your crew agent

Posted: 10th Jan 2013

Written by: Erica Lay

In today´s yachting industry time is of the essence. Busy programmes and tight yard periods keep the pressure on the team. As yachts increase in size and complexity so must the crew. Sometimes a captain simply doesn’t have the t... Read More

The Ins and Outs of Crew Changeovers

Posted: 10th Jan 2013

Written by: Mex

Changeovers: we’ve all done them at least once, and usually several times, as we progress in this industry. One of my greatest pleasures is witnessing and experiencing the profound pleasures of good crew work and a sound dynamic. ... Read More

Insert Tip Here

Posted: 9th Jan 2013

Written by: Eugene the Deckie

How tips are split between a crew can make for a happy bunch of sailors or a divided pack of whispering gremlins. As per most things on a boat, this generally stems from el capitano’s orders. Tips either: go in the hat, are scaled... Read More

Me, Myself and Crew

Posted: 8th Jan 2013

Written by: Morgan Lonergan

When, as a chef, I was asked to write an article on the finer points of the chef/crew relationship on board yachts, the initial rush of excitement I felt – and I mean the sadistic, puppy-kicking* kind of excitement a person may fe... Read More

The Grapes of Froth

Posted: 8th Jan 2013

Written by: Rod Smith MW

Champagne – Known for centuries as the Wine of Kings and the King of Wines, any fine meal should start with a glass of Champagne as its apéritif. It is a perfect ice-breaker, delicious palate-whetter and will make a celebration ou... Read More

Making the Transition to Purser

Posted: 24th Apr 2015

Written by: Jodie Clarke

I'm frequently approached by Chief Stewardesses that wish to make the transition to Purser and need some tips to help them succeed in their first Purser position. Read More

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