7 Ways To Nail Your First 7 Days As A Yacht Stew.
Hear about the real yacht life, info on how to kickstart your superyacht career and tips on becoming a super stew.
A Chief Stew with 6+ years experience in the superyacht industry. I help aspiring crew confidently land their first job and teach the skills needed to be a stand out YACHT STEW.
Wondering what to pack in your suitcase when embarking on your yachting adventure to find a job?!
When I first left Australia in search of a job on yachts, I had zero winter clothes 🤦🏻♀️ thinking I would get a job on a boat and be chasing summers around the world.
…What I didn’t realise is yachts can be doing shipyards in the European winters, your “off” time will most likely not be in the summer and you pretty much live in air conditioning onboard. *Brrrrr
To help make it easier for you, I’ve made a GO-TO Yacht Crew Travel Packing list which you can download below. From the staples to the extras you may want to consider. From how many bikinis you actually wear, to seamless underwear (girls) and how to half your toiletries.
Other items to consider:
• Do not pack a hard suitcase, space is SO limited onboard. You must buy a soft top suitcase. My go-to is from Eastpak and has lasted so many years through so many boats and travel adventures, it folds flat and is easily stored away
• Noise cancelling headphones (In my eyes very necessary onboard… from drowning out anchor noises to noisy roommates) I have a pair of Bose Noise cancelling headphones which have lasted for nearly 6 years
• Photos from home 🤍
• Hard copies of all your yachting certificates (must not forget these… also save a scanned version to a USB or send it to your email so can email them quickly to recruit agencies and captains)
I’m a chief stewardess with over 6 years experience working in the superyacht industry on boats up to 88m. I help aspiring yacht crew by propelling them with the know-how and tools to confidently break into the superyacht industry.