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The things I wish I could have told the younger me

Dear younger me, You need to take a step back and celebrate your life. You’ve travelled to unimaginably beautiful places, sharing experiences with people who have supported you, believed in you and inspired you. Enjoy the journey as much as the destination. You’ll never forget the first time ...
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The dirty word stews don’t talk about: the TOILET. Errgh.

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 you read for yourselves.  People say the only certainties in life are death and taxes, well I’m still alive so ...
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These charter guests came straight from hell

For this year’s Halloween special, we thought we’d try and shock some of you into submission. This is an extract from the diary of a Superyacht Stewardess onboard a large Motor Yacht… Read on, if you dare! Armed with radios and our biggest smiles, we waved off the ...
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Yacht crew + money = no idea what’s going on

“I hope it’ll just go away.” “I am afraid to know.” “I don’t have time.” Sound familiar? Whether it’s regarding your health or your money, the reactions all sound the same. And just like the doctor will tell you about the importance of treating that stubborn cough, putting ...
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How to provision in remote places

There are many global yachting destinations that make a chef’s life a whole lot easier. Colourful markets with an abundance of fruit and veg, bursting with flavour; take your pick of avocados ripe and ready for today, tomorrow or the next day. Turn a street corner and you’ll ...
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Wannabe deckies this is one for you

The season is over and for many, job hunting is well underway. We asked crew recruitment experts Quay Crew for their top tips for those who want to find their first deckhand job. Here’s what you need to know… 1. Work Hard & get some experience A post ...
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Step away from the snack cupboard: Crossing fitness 101

So your motivation is at its peak, you are sticking to a regime and are definitely beach body ready… and then you have to leave the marina and go to sea. Time spent on watch snacking on sugary treats and time off watch lazing around catching up on ...
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Simple shortcuts for a sole superyacht chef

It’s well-known fact that being a sole chef on a yacht is a notoriously tough gig. Usual challenges facing a yacht chef include fridge space, freezer space, any space (!), David’s preference for chicken and peas, Steve’s abhorrence of peas, Penelope’s peas not being how her mum used ...
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Confessions of a Superyacht Washing Machine

(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 washing machine of 3 on board a 50-metre yacht. I spend thousands of hours each year, barrel deep in the ...
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These luxury cars for superyacht crew are now available to drive

Modern Classics is solving the age-old question all yacht crew cruising the world have when they get home for a break, “What am I going to drive?”. Yachting entrepreneur and ex-yachtie Mark Upton founded the Car Club, designed exclusively for yacht crew, in the spring. Nearly all of ...
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