A Day in the Life Series – Chief Stewardess
For a yacht to run smoothly, it requires many working parts, and the interior department is a large component of this. The chief stewardess oversees this department and makes sure all the stewardesses onboard know what their tasks and responsibilities are. The interior department is largely in charge of the guest services whilst they are onboard, and responsible for interior maintenance of the yacht when they are not.
LuxYachts: Is there a typical day for a stewardess onboard a motor yachts?
LuxYachts: You have worked in the role of chief stewardess onboard multiple yachts for many years now, how is being the chief stewardess different to being a stewardess onboard?
LuxYachts: How does your role switch when the guests come onboard, versus when they are not?
LuxYachts: What differences did you notice onboard different yachts? Did these change because of the crew member, the owners, or the itinerary of the vessel?
LuxYachts: What was the most bizarre request you have ever had from a guest onboard?
LuxYachts: As the chief stewardess onboard, how important is your relationship with the chef and why?
LuxYachts: You have worked on both private and charter vessels, which did you prefer and why?
LuxYachts: What is it like to live onboard a yacht in a confined amount of space with people who are initially strangers?
LuxYachts: Your resume lists that you have your PADI - Rescue diver/ Deep diver/ Underwater Photography qualifications. Have you been able to utilize that much, and do you think it helps make you more marketable to yachts?
LuxYachts: What is one of your most favorite moments you have had onboard yachts when entertaining guests onboard?
LuxYachts: How much longer do you see yourself working onboard yachts?
Engineering License Changes
The MCA has restructured the engineering certifications. The MEOL course has been done away with, and the AEC course made mandatory and more thorough. Luxury Yacht Group explains all these changes, what engineers progressing through the ranks can do now, and how Y ticket holders can convert their licenses over to the structure.
14 Mar 2018
A Day in the Life Of Series - Entry Stewardess
Joining the yachting industry is an exciting and daunting undertaking. In this two part interview we speak with Melanie about why she decided to join the superyacht industry, what her hopes and goals are, and what she has learnt so far as an entry level stewardess.
29 Nov 2017
The Confessions of a Recovering Yachtie
Making the decision to leave the yachting industry and put down roots ashore is one of the hardest things us crew members face at some stage in our careers. Men and women who share their experiences, strengths and hopes with each other, may solve their common problem and help each other recover from yachting to live a regular life on land. These are my confessions.
11 Aug 2017