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From Yacht Stew to Safari Architect

June 8, 2021

We’ve interviewed a lot of crew over the years and it’s such a treat when we’re able to follow their paths both into the yachting industry and to the transition out when it’s time for a change. This week we got to sit down with Gemma Heyns, once a yacht stew on board luxury yachts, […]

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Yacht Spotlight: Julia Dorothy in the Bahamas

September 15, 2020

The Bahamas recently announced that they will be once again opening their borders to tourists in October. We thought we’d shine a spotlight on one of our favourite yachts, Julia Dorothy, for cruising the many islands and crystal clear waters of this region. For the most up to date information, please check the Bahamas Tourism website. Julia Dorothy […]

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Health and safety onboard post-COVID-19

June 16, 2020

It’s no secret that the health and safety measures onboard a luxury yacht vacation are second to none, but many clients have been asking, “how safe will a charter be during the COVID-19 climate?”. While there have been plenty of discussions going on behind the scenes, we wanted to share an update from some of […]

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Featured soundbites from Chief Officer Jenny Matthews

January 28, 2020

Did you miss out on our very interesting podcast with Chief Officer Jenny Matthews a few months ago? Upon entering a deck position in luxury yachting, Matthews was shocked with the limited amount of females she was meeting in similar roles. Enter “She of the Sea” the company she started (and now works full time […]

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New podcast with Randi Barry of Nautic Nomad!

January 7, 2020

Happy New Year and welcome to the very first podcast of a new decade! We couldn’t think of a better guest to join us on this shiny first episode, so please welcome Randi Barry to the podcast today! Randi started her career in yachting as a yacht stew and chef on smaller yachts, eventually working […]

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Check out these soundbites from the Crew Coach

December 17, 2019

Hey, did you tune in to our podcast episode with the Crew Coach, Karine Rayson? Well in case you missed it, you can catch the full-length interview here, and we’re including a few soundbites below for you! If you are involved in the luxury yacht sphere at all, you’ve likely bumped into Karine at a […]

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On the podcast today: the Yacht Dame, Andrea Tagliaferro

December 3, 2019

Welcome to our new podcast and the final episode for 2019! We are so thankful for all of the love and support from all of our guests and listeners this year! You have made it one for the books. On to our special guest this month, Andrea Tagliaferro of the Yacht Dame! I’ll let Andrea […]

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Podcast soundbites from The Green Stew, Lauren Ryburn

November 26, 2019

Just in case you missed out on our fantastic podcast episode with The Green Stew, Lauren Ryburn a few months ago, I wanted to share a few of the hottest soundbites here for you! And of course the link to the full podcast so you can catch it now! Lauren in Santa Teresa, Costa Rica […]

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Chief Officer Jenny Matthews joins us this month on the podcast!

November 5, 2019

It’s a new month and time for a fresh new episode of our podcast, Sea the World Differently, with OceanScape Yachts! I was thrilled to be able to sit down for a quick chat with Chief Officer Jenny Matthews. Jenny holds her 3000 GT license and upon beginning her career on deck in the luxury […]

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Spending some time with Chief Stew Arina

October 22, 2019

Today’s blog features a seasoned chief stewardess by the name of Arina Meyer who originally hails from South Africa. Read on for more of this glimpse into the yachting industry! You started your career in yachting back in 2013 – can you tell us a bit about what attracted you to the industry?  I’m Arina […]

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Meet Chief Stew and Yogi Gigi!

October 8, 2019

This week I got to catch up with the fantastic Chief Stew, Gigi Grant who is making the most of her time at sea with her partner (and colleague), Dylan. Read on for more from Gigi! You’ve been in the industry for over six years now, how did you first get started? My partner and […]

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ICYMI: Soundbites from the Yacht Stew

September 17, 2019

Did you miss our interview on the podcast earlier this year with the infamous Yacht Stew, Gemma Christian? Gemma is the creator and face behind and was kind enough to sit down with us for a chat! So in case you haven’t yet had a listen, here’s the link again, but in the mean […]

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