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Crew Matters

Games people play!

Have you ever asked a question of someone, and by the way they answered felt stupid? Have you ever had a go at someone and felt guilty afterwards? Have you ever used the same technique to get what you want from someone that you used as a child? Do you …

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GUEST Training Awareness Day

On the 14th May, the PYA hosted two interactive GUEST training sessions for interior crew at the Royal Beach Hotel in Antibes. The idea behind these was to showcase the kind of skills that crew can expect to master as part of the GUEST program. The GUEST program was introduced …

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The worst charter guest ever!

To celebrate 3 years of working together, I was invited on board the Lagoon 620 Crocodile Daddy by its owners for a weeklong pocket superyacht charter between St Maarten and Anguilla. I’m not going to lie, this was a serious treat and one that doesn’t come along every week, or …

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The PYA at the Palma Yacht Show 2016

The PYA kicked off the 2016 yachting season by attending the Palma Yacht Show from 28th April to 2nd May. Kindly sponsored by MYBA, the Worldwide Yachting Association, the PYA team was present for the duration of the show, and had a busy few days of talking to and assisting …

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The PYA at the Palma Yacht Show 2016

The PYA kicked off the 2016 yachting season by attending the Palma Yacht Show from 28th April to 2nd May. Kindly sponsored by MYBA, the Worldwide Yachting Association, the PYA team was present for the duration of the show, and had a busy few days of talking to and assisting …

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ISS offer crew free membership

The International Superyacht Society (ISS) is offering one year’s free membership for superyacht crew, which is valued at 150 USD. The one-year free membership initiative, sponsored by Wright Maritime Group, is available to all crew with their STCW basic safety training certificates, and has been launched to ensure crew have …

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Getting your own way!

Perhaps we should be using the word “influence” instead. Influencing others has to do with getting someone else to be receptive to your views, advice and recommendations. It is not about getting them to admit you are right nor controlling their behaviour. One definition of influencing is “The ability to …

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Invisible Crew – June 2016

One of the things that makes my job really interesting is how all my clients are so different and have different wishes and demands. I have dealt with owners of yachts from 44 feet to 44 meters and I can testify that size doesn’t matter. What matters is the level …

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