Archives by: Grace Heyns

Grace Heyns

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Another South African yachtie, based wherever the boat takes her. Grace has 3 years of experience rubbing shoulders with, and scrubbing toilets for, the rich and famous. She's passionate about tea, writing and travel.

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The advice you wish you could give the captain’s wife

The Crew Mess
*Just a disclaimer up front, I am not a captain’s wife. Nor do I have any ambition to become one. This brief foray into the life of a ...
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The dirty word stews don’t talk about: the TOILET. Errgh.

The Crew Mess
Stewards and stewardesses, you know the drill, engineers, you may have seen a thing or two, deck crew this might be an eye-opener and captains, well, I’ll let ...
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Confessions of a Superyacht Washing Machine

The Crew Mess
(Editor: this missive was written by a superyacht stewardess at the end of a rather long charter season…) My name is Miele Middle Machine; I am the middle ...
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