Crew Share Why They Joined Yachting

1 July 2020 By Aileen Mack
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Associate Editor Aileen Mack joined Dockwalk in July 2018. She is a graduate of the University of Florida with a bachelor’s degree in journalism. If she’s not at a concert or coffee shop, she is lost in a book, movie or a YouTube rabbit hole. Email Aileen at

While some measures have drastically changed, the essence of the yachting industry has essentially remained the same and the quality of service continues to be top notch and unmatched. And sometimes when things get tough, it can be helpful to remind yourself why you got started in the first place. So what are some of the reasons that you joined yachting?

“New environment. I get to explore new places. It’s a lucrative business.”

Deckhand Callum Cole, M/Y Naia

“I love traveling. I’ve done the northeast circuit, so I’d like to do the Med.”

Stewardess Kira, M/Y Negoseator

“I grew up on the water, was in the Coast Guard, and loved boating.”

Mate Mike Gould, M/Y Kaleen

“I was interested in traveling and earning money while doing it.”

Chief Stewardess Marcela Padilla, M/Y Arkadia

“I love being on the water. Went to Mallorca and started dayworking, and I discovered I enjoyed being on the water.”

Deckhand Lee Eldridge, M/Y Naia

This column originally ran in the July 2020 issue of Dockwalk.

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