Interior Crew Matters
Wednesday March 29, 2017


table2The basic entry level and entry level techniques needed for the smooth running of the interior department of luxury sailing or motor yacht are:

- Role of the interior Crew
- Safety at Sea
- Personal Grooming
- Laundry Procedures
- Sliver Service Techniques
- Wine Service & Storage
- Napkin Folding

Interior Maintenance

A top yacht is a work of craftsmanship. In the interior of a modern yacht every surface, every fabric and every object is of the highest quality. The care and maintenance of such fine finishes and fabrics are in a different order to that need in any other luxury places.

The level of service which yacht owners and charterers expect is very high.

salon1You need to be able to take care of
- Interior finishes
- Objet d'art
- Crystal and ceramics
- Rugs and carpets, including what to do after an accidental spillage
And to know about the:
- Comportment and etiquette
- Laundry
- Presentation of cabins and other interior spaces

The Silver Service includes fine food service, table setting, service styles, care and presentation of different foods and beverages.

The silver service includes the main following items:
- The French for all forms of service food and beverages
- Food tasting: olive oils, exotic salts, sugars and luxury foods
- How to serve all the meals of the day including tea and cakes and canapés
- Mixing drinks and serving champagne
- Food and nutrition
- Herbal teas as remedies
- Flower arrangement: centre pieces

table1To become a Chief Steward(ess), you will need to gain experience in:
- Crew Management Skills
- Personal Grooming
- Social Duties/ Responsibilities
- Safety at Service techniques and table settings
- Wine storage and service
- Daily Routines incl. Formulating rotas
- Laundry procedures
- Care of furnishing & Fittings
- Inventories
- Provisioning
- Welcoming Guests Aboard
- Table Etiquette
- Basic Wine Knowledge
- Tips on Flower Arranging/ Care of plants


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Questions of the Month

- Why an additional paragraph social media policy should be added to the crew contract ?

- Why many experienced captains are never given a chance to get a position on a 30+ m ?

- What is really covering your yacht crew member insurance ?

- During the season, is there enough time for safety drills and training ?

- Can Captains count on duty crew members at dock in case of emergency ?



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