Excuse factory leadership

  When you work with a really good Captain or Chief Engineer its awesome.   I’ve learned the how, when and why of managing people, projects and problems because I’ve work for some kick ass Captains and Chief Engineers.   Having said that I’ve worked for some Captains and Chief Engineers that need a kick in the ass……..   The way Yacht Captains and Chief Engineers are educated, trained and certified is certifiable.   Just go to any yachting bar and hang out with crew and realize these boys are the next generation of men in charge of this billion-dollar industry.   Yachting is nothing more > more

Interview with SuperYacht Chief Stewardess

 This beautiful Chief Stewardess has a passion for travel, with a healthy dose of experience to back up her yachting career.     What is your star sign? – Gemini, bubbly and smiley person :-) Where do you come from? – I come from Cavtat. A lovely little fishermen town near Dubrovnik, where I have worked in the wine bar and met some great crews and yacht owners and one of them gave me my first yacht job. Where do you call home these days? – Cavtat has and will always be my home, but I currently live in Palma with my > more

Interview with SuperYacht Chief Stewardess - Katija Kipre

 This beautiful Chief Stewardess has a passion for travel, with a healthy dose of experience to back up her yachting career.   What is your star sign? – Gemini, bubbly and smiley person :-) Where do you come from? – I come from Cavtat. A lovely little fishermen town near Dubrovnik, where I have worked in the wine bar and met some great crews and yacht owners and one of them gave me my first yacht job. Where do you call home these days? – Cavtat has and will always be my home, but I currently live in Palma with my fiancé. What was your last job > more

Advice For New Crew

Advice I wish someone had given me when I first starting in yachting 5 years ago.   Check out the blog for my book The Yachting Mentality: A Survivor's Guide To Working On Superyachts        http://theyachtingmentalityasurvivorsguide.wordpress.com/2014/04/13/one-piece-of-advice-for-new-crew-that-i-wish-someone-had-told-me/  > more

The Breakfast Table

http://stewardessbible.com/breakfast-table-setting/ The Breakfast Table Breakfast is said to be the most important meal of the day and on board a super yacht, it usually consists of a buffet and plated service. That said, it is equally as important to take as much care with the table setting just as you do with setting a formal table. Remember to decorate the buffet and breakfast table in bright fresh colours. What you will need: Condiments: As breakfast is a little less formal and many people have their 'morning routine' usually with less talking (as to wake up at their own pace). The table > more

Temporary repairs & budgets

Band-aide repairs intended to get the yacht through the season often become permanent, because proper repairs exceed the budget. Why is that? > more

Thats awkward

My best buddy is lousy at managing his time, showering, shaving, ironing shirts and tends to drink until he starts brawling.     While at college we both enjoyed the many freedoms of youth.    The concept of starting something and following it through to the end is a lifeskill, which my best buddy has not mastered and probably wont anytime soon.     Since getting my bachelors in ocean engineering I've dabbled in yachting, followed the sun and grown as a person, whereas my best buddy still acts like a college brat.     Long story short I've landed a great job in ocean engineering, tapped > more

5 days left to get ACA compliant health plan!

Depending on what you earn you may be eligible for a subsidy. I've spoken to some who have bought good insurance for under $100 a month! Use this link to look at plans nationwide. http://www.tkqlhce.com/click-7485123-10470982   Some states have granted extension (from penalty) if you already have a health plan. ACA plans are domestic only and provide no cover outside USA. Contact me for international plan(s).  anita@sevenseashealth.com   > more

Affordable Care Act's view of smoking

Affordable Care Act and smoking... (5 days left by the way!)Aug. 27, 2013 -- The Affordable Care Act has ended some age-old health insurance practices such as denying people with pre-existing conditions. But it does allow insurance companies to charge people who use tobacco 50% more for their premiums.ACA Definition of smoking - Tobacco use is the use of any tobacco product, including cigarettes, cigars, chewing tobacco, snuff, and pipe tobacco, four or more times a week within the past 6 months. (Religious or ceremonial use of tobacco is allowed, such as by Alaska natives or Native Americans). > more

Loro Piana Superyacht Regatta Final Day

Needless to say, the day started sunny with a building breeze, and each class was open for a reshuffle of the current standings. With a custom course that gave tacticians a real challenge with upwind/downwind legs before heading inside the Dog Islands and rounding a mark outside Ginger Island and back up outside the Dogs to the finish, crews had their hands full. Yachts split on the upwind leg, but the left showed the quicker side as Tempus Fugit rounded first in front of Altair, Seahawk and Moonbird. As the train lined up on the way to Ginger, it now > more

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