Portfolio of Articles

A Few of My Favorites

From the serious to the silly, factual pieces and opinions, please have a scroll through some of my previously published articles and feel free to get in touch for more.

Aggression, Abuse and Addiction: Don't Become Anti-Social

2020

To some, social media addiction is a mystery, but to others it is an important part of daily life. The rush of dopamine you get from "likes" is a comfort blanket. But we ask, is it damaging our industry?

Surviving the First Season

2019

Green and experienced crew weigh in to talk about their experience with first seasons in the superyacht industry.

The Rotation Equation

2019

For many, a rotational yachting role really is the holy grail. Still mostly only prevalent on larger yachts, yet seen as the norm in the commercial shipping sector, why has it not yet been fully embraced in the superyacht industry?

Grief - Coping With Loss Onboard Yachts

2019

Mental health and wellbeing are hot topics at the moment, especially in yachting, so it seems natural we move on to talk about how we deal with grief, and of course in our close knit living set up, how to respectfully deal with those who are grieving.

It's Good to Talk - Trauma on Superyachts

2019

Working in superyachts is already a high stress environment, adding a traumatic event to our day to day operations could, possibly, tip us over the edge especially if it’s not dealt with properly.

Sorry, did you really just say that?

2019

We all know - what goes on, onboard... stays onboard... Apart from when it gets reported (anonymously of course) to yours truly...

Don't Blame the Millennials!

2019

It’s a safe assumption to say that the new younger generation coming into yachting is very, very different to the old salty sea dog crowd....

Gay and Bi Crew

2017

Gay and bi crew are a minority in the yachting industry, so I put the question out there to the community to tell me about their personal experiences.  I am extremely happy (and actually relieved) to report that although there were a number of negative stories, the firm majority were positive.

Women in Yachting

2018

Long regarded as "old school" in its approach to gender equality, how do we address the imbalance in the yachting industry, and improve female crew retention?

Long Distance Relationships

2016

How do we cope with working apart from our loved ones? Be it on separate yachts or when one is ashore?

The Perils of Boozing at Sea

2016

That wonderful feeling of waking up the morning after a spontaneously savage night with a vile hangover and having to put your game face on...

Animals Onboard!

2017

What happens when the boss brings his/her furry (or feathered) friends with them for their boating trip? Chaos usually...

Cocaine in the Yachting Industry

2016

The drug of choice for those with spare cash, why is cocaine so rife in the yachting industry?

How to Get Fired

2017

So, I was asked the question, “What constitutes a sackable offense in yachting” the other day; crikey what a broad topic but let’s see what we come up with!

Sexual Harassment - Part One

2017

Tackling sexual harassment in the yachting industry during a time when the #metoo movement gains momentum.

Depression

2017

Everyone experiences good and bad days, ups and downs… but sometimes those negative feelings just won’t go away. If that’s the case, you, or someone you know or work with, could be suffering from depression.

Harrassment Part Two - What About The Boys?

2017

Exploring sexist and bullying behaviour towards our male crew members.

Sleep Deprivation

2015

You work on a yacht, so sleep deprivation is all part of the job right? Hmm... but at what cost?

Electro Magnetic Fields

2018

Getting my geek on here for a piece about EMF exposure.

Social Media Onboard Superyachts

2018

It's a fact of life - everyone is always connected in one form another, but how do superyachts tackle privacy rights and rules?

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