Being a stew on a Superyacht is no easy task, and it’s certainly not as glamourous as many think. Any of you out there doing the job, or who have done it in the past, will know that it’s the most relentless and exhausting job, particularly whilst on charter when days are long and opportunities to even go out on deck can be few and far between. Stews also have to be massively creative, not only with the ‘fun’ parts of the job such as table decorations and flower displays, but with how to keep the boat and the guests’ belongings looking top notch. Stains on fragile fabrics, finding the best way to clean a huge range of surfaces and how to make the flowers last as long as the charter, are all examples of things that stews are constantly juggling during their unbelievably busy day.
With that in mind, we have put together a collection of tips, tricks and hacks to help you find solutions to problems, and maybe be a little inspired to try different things too. All interior crew have their book of tricks, but you might just discover a couple you didn’t know.
Naturally, your best line of defence against damage to these is protection. Always have carpets and any furniture fabrics treated with an appropriate stain repellent/waterproofing treatment to minimise potential damage. However, accidents still happen so here’s a couple of tips…
All stews have certain ways of doing things, and products they like to use, but here are some useful tips and suggestions…
Hopefully you’ve found some useful tips in this article, and will help make sure your season runs more smoothly!
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