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During my final semester at University, I told my best friend, “I think I’m going to do this whole yachting thing!” She replied with “When do we go?” Over seven years later I’m still traveling around the world, enjoying adventure and friendships as a Super Yacht Chief Stewardess.
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Hey, I’m Gemma.

Vancouver girl with a heart for community, obsession with baked goods, and love of yachting. Striving to help as many yachties as possible to find a balance between work & travel.

Join me as I share stories from incredible women around the world — all on a mission to build a stronger yachting community. The Yacht Stew is here to serve YOU! From Chief Stew to New Crew, and everything that pops up in-between, I have you covered.

Cabin Deco

As someone who gets giddy over the finer details, I knew I simply had to take some time to make our Cabin feel like home. The boat provides the linen, mattress & towelling, but what about a beautiful throw blanket or dainty lights that create the perfect glow? I’m sharing my favourite & easy peasy ways of make a Cabin feel like HOME!

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Dealing with the Barriers of Sustainable Change

Sustainable Yachting Curious about yachting courses? Visit: to learn more! In this episode of The Yacht Stew, I speak with Gemma Harris. An eight-year career in the yachting industry combined with an interest in environmental...

Pivoting within the Yachting Industry

Pivoting within the Yachting Industry In this episode of The Yacht Stew Podcast, I speak with Randi Barry on her unique path to becoming a chief stewardess and the founder of “the only festival for content creating yacht crew.” After a year-long stint serving as crew...

Spa Therapy & Holistic Wellness on Yachts

Curious about yachting courses? Visit: to learn more! In this episode, I chat with the lovely Heather, a Spa Therapist from South Africa & dear friend of mine. Heather has a passion for clean beauty, holistic approaches to...

Super Yacht Butler Training 101

Curious about yachting courses? Visit: to learn more! Jack Coppola, who is otherwise proclaimed as the elite-Jack- of- all- trades, brings a unique twist to his luxury experience company; by offering bespoke trips by land, air or sea...

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Content I have been loving recently...
Pop Chillout playlist on @spotify It's 6 1/2 hours long & perfect for background noise 🎶
Netflix docu-series called Get Organized with @thehomeedit . Clea & Joanna are organizing Goddesses who are very thoughtful in their process. This show is FULL of brilliant tips & tricks (plus in the first episode they organize all of Reese Witherspoon's movie costumes & who doesn't love legally blonde!) 👱🏻‍♀️
Untamed by @glennondoyle 🌸 FINALLY started this yesterday as I’ve only just finished Finding Freedom (the Megan & Harry book). I couldn’t put it down last night & I no doubt I’ll be finishing this one rather quickly.

What are you loving at the moment? Favorite playlist? Instagram account? Book? Share below!
“Are you on leave?”
“Why aren’t you on a boat?”

Decided to answer your curious questions with my dear friend @thechelseahaines on her podcast @letsstarthealth 💗 it launched today & we chat about dealing with work/life balance & a bit of a life update 🌸

You have ALL been so supportive, encouraging and uplifting over the years. I’m so excited to share this special episode with all of you xx
I would love to hear from you! What is the BEST part of your job?! 🛥🧼I've never worked on deck except for helping out with the occasional wash down, so I would love to hear about your experiences!

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Brilliant photo of @millyatsea who is the QUEEN of teamwork 🙌🏻
Chelsea, the powerhouse behind @thechelseahaines and @letsstarthealth podcast is live on @theyachtstewpodcast today!

This in-depth discussion tackles Sleep Anxiety head-on and Health Coach Chelsea share’s all of her wisdom to ensure you can start having a good night’s sleep. From understanding why you should use night-mode on your phone (and how to manipulate it!), the apps you need to have downloaded to the BS hustle mentality that needs to be replaced.
Available now on Spotify and Apple podcasts!

📷 @chels_nels (a little throwback to her yachting days!)
I promised all of you a little update as to the future of @theyachtstew 💗
What started as an Instagram account of table settings & cocktails has turned into something beyond my imagination. Some of my best friends I have met through this platform and I feel as though I’ve found a community where I truly belong & feel welcomed.
While I have a (rather) long list of projects and collaborations I would love to do, I’m starting with one thing at a time. So the first major project I’m working on is: Mentorship Programs for Stewardesses. There will be an application process, and each group will be small in size to ensure you’re needs to fully met. 
I’ll be sharing more over the next few weeks & I can’t wait to spend more time with all of you through these sessions 🌸

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