Are you a mature minded junior stewardess looking for your first major start?
Are you interested in living on your own tropical island in Indonesia?
A high profile 46m private MY is currently looking for a mature minded, junior stewardess to join their yacht in Indonesia on a permanent contract.
The yacht is run with an experienced crew of 9 and maintains a permanent base on a remote island off Jakarta
The stewardess will work alongside a multinational crew (Australians, NZ, UK & Asian) assisting the chief stewardess in both service and housekeeping
The yacht will often have guests on board for one or two days on the weekend, occasionally do longer trips to Lombok and Komodo.
Yard times either in Singapore or Langkawi , Malaysia
As the yacht spends allot of time located in a remote island of Indo, the stewardess should be fine with remote island living
The crew will have use of facilities on the island and large swimming pool, as well as the local islands to explore when no guests are onboard, lots of BBQ & volley ball games
The right candidate needs to be comfortable in an isolated location, and capable, to come up with solutions.
A stewardess who likes to be active on the water outside of working hours would be perfect
Lots of opportunity for training & mentoring from the chief stewardess
Prefer candidates currently within region, Australia/ NZ / Asia
STCW , hospitality background & some superyacht or tourism experience
Salary- $3250 US / Month (after trial) + 2 X Flights / year, + 6 weeks annual leave + medical
Start- Prior to 4th January 2024
Are you a Sydney based superyacht stewardesses interested in a summer contract?
Are you available for an immediate start?
– 3- 4 month contract to starting ASAP
– $90,000 total package including super. DOE
– $7,500 a month.
– Previous Stew Experience
– Good service skills
– food prep skills would be a benefit. (optional)
– Sydney based and needs own accommodation.
The vessel will be operating between Sydney harbour & Pittwater over the summer period and will be based in the Eastern Suburbs.
The stewardess should have excellent front of house service skills and be willing to assist across departments, helping on deck with lines / fenders , assisting the captain when required.
The vessel is used for private use only, typically low guest numbers , very personable owners
The stewardess will ideally be able to trial over a weekend trip to ensure it is a fit for both parties, before offering a firm commitment for the season
Are you a Chief Stewardess looking for a terrific lifestyle position in Australia?
Do you have a high level of professionalism and looking for a start in the New Year?
Sydney (base) Live onboard or ashore
$110,000-$135,000 AUD + Super (Pending Experience)
Open to Sponsorship (foreign crew welcome)
A high-profile Australian family is on the search for an experienced Stewardess to join their ‘soon to arrive’ 50m Private MY that will be basing out of Sydney, Australia. (live Onboard or Ashore)
The yacht will be based in Sydney for most of the year with an occasional trip out to the South Pacific Islands (likely New Caledonia or Fiji) or the Whitsundays over the winter period.
The seasoned superyacht owners is seeking experienced, responsible superyacht crew who have a high standard of professionalism and are serious about progressing their career.
The position offers work life balance of time ashore vs time away, mostly shore based.
The yacht will be used for private use only and will remain foreign flagged
The Chief Stewardess will run an interior team of 2 – 3 pending guest activity
The yacht is open to candidates worldwide and has the ability to sponsor if foreign, however candidates with work rights in Australia / NZ would be highly considered
The vessel can accommodate crew who wish to live onboard or ashore , and must contribute to the weekly watch roster onboard
The Ideal Candidate
Senior Stewardess experience on Superyachts
High level of professionalism
Exceptional service skills
Longevity in previous positions
High attention to detail
Can effectively manage an interior team
Will offer a firm commitment to the program / owner
Start: Mid-January 2024
Salary: $110,000-$135,000 AUD + Super (Pending Experience), standard Australian leave entitlements
Are you a stewardess interested in joining an exciting new charter program?
Are you looking for work life balance?
An excellent opportunity has become available for a stewardess to join a brand new 31m new build that has recently arrived into Australia.
The Chief Stewardess will have plenty of support in this role from the shore-based manager and will have a 2nd stew present for all guest trips.
The stewardess will work with the support team to help setup the vessel to get it ready for the Sydney summer season
The yacht will undertake selective charters in and around Sydney Harbour over the summer period and will look to travel to the beautiful Whitsundays in the colder months.
While prior superyacht experience is essential in this role the position is open to candidates looking to step up from a 2nd or 3rd stew position on larger yachts, but also open to the seasoned chief/sole stew.
Salary can be matched to the stewardess’s experience level.
Accommodation can be provided onboard if needed, or as the vessel maintains a Sydney base 9 months of the year the stewardess can also live off the yacht.
The yacht has secured a long-term berth in the heart of the city , with cafes , restaurants & gyms all within walking distance
The vessel is open to candidates worldwide , permitting they can organise themselves to join locally from Australia / NZ region
The Ideal Candidate
Salary: $80,000-$110,000 AUD / Year DOE
Are you a captain partnered with a chef or stewardess?
Are you looking for a highly professional program with an exceptional NZ owner?
An exciting opportunity has become available for a captain and stew or chef team to join a 32m expedition vessel currently located in NZ.
The yacht will be run with 4 fulltime crew, 2 X couples for a very lovely NZ owner.
The yacht will be NZ based until Mid-April/May 2024 before loading onto cargo ship bound for Palma , Spain.
The owner wishes to be in Spain for the Upcoming Americas Cup , followed by some relaxed Mediterranean cruising and a potential yard period
After which the vessel will return to NZ where itinerary will be confirmed.
Excellent and thorough handover will be given to the incoming team.
The vessel is used for private trips only with the owner’s family, more relaxed dinner style than heavy watersports program
The Captain position is only open to couples , with either a chef , stew or stew/deck
The Ideal Candidate
Start: Flexible- Mid October/Mid November
Salary: $15,000- 16,000 US /month +/- for team DOE
Leave: Standard MLC + additional during yacht transits
Are you a stew/deck interested in a land-based position in Sydney?
Do you enjoy a role with terrific variety?
This lovely 34m private MY operates solely in Sydney Harbour & Pittwater region for private trips only
The yacht typically has very low guest numbers, mostly within the immediate family, between 2-5 guests.
Any larger guest numbers and the yacht employs a 2nd stewardess to assist with the housekeeping / service.
As the yacht is permanently based in Sydney, preference would be for a stew/deck interested in living ashore and setting up a life here.
However, there is the possibility of an accommodation option to be included within the package for the right candidate
The sole stewardess will be a terrific team player, happy to assist the deckhand with occasional deck duties and can adopt an ‘everyone pitches in’ mentality towards her work
The position would suit a stew/deck looking for life balance between time ashore to time at sea.
Fun crew environment onboard, easy-going atmosphere but professional
The Ideal Candidate
Start: Flexible, when found, ability to trial on weekend trip
Salary: Depending on Experience
Can’t find a fulltime Stewardess this Summer? This could be the reason why
Summer is here, yachts are in full swing and coming off a year of harsh lock downs and minimal international travel, owners are keen to use their yachts. But where are all the stewardesses?
The very simple answer …..Freelancing !
Gone are the days where stewardesses are gunning for fulltime positions onboard superyachts.
Once upon a time daywork was reserved for the keen ‘greeny’ frothing to get some experience, hoping it might lead to a permanent position.
Now, it is reserved for the experienced stewardess keen to share their time between both work and the beach (and getting paid top dollar for it)
But who can blame them… the freelance rate for a stewardess in Sydney harbour has gone through the roof !
We’d all prefer to hit the beach over summer and work when we want. And why wouldn’t you if your financially better off.
2-3 years ago the standard day rate in Australia was $250 / day , maybe $300 / day for someone experienced.
Now, girls are freelancing for upwards of $400-$500+ / day and over $1000 for the major events like NYE.
Captains & Engineers are scratching their heads wondering what happened to their salaries.
Decky’s are discreetly looking up stewardess fast track courses in their spare time.
Networks are flooded, with “we need a stew this weekend URGENTLY” “Can anyone recommend a stew” “ I need a Steeeeeewwwww !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!”
Over 50% of the stewardess positions on yachts in Sydney harbour are now filled by freelancing stewardesses
How did this position turn into a role that is now only filled casually?
Here are a few reasons…
You pay for what you get. Owners need to be educated that if they want the best possible service, the same faces, the crew to live on constant standby ect… they have to pay for it
2020 has seen an influx of new yachts arrive into Australia to take up residence here. More yachts means more crew are needed and there just doesn’t seem enough crew (namely stewardesses) to go around
There is allot of in the hand transactions in the freelance market , or in the very least through an ABN where rates are paid in full
When demand is high, the price goes up … its simple business
Everyone would prefer to be at the beach than go to work
No finger pointing here but if yachts take care of their fulltime crew and meet their financial and lifestyle needs, they tend to keep them long term and fulltime
So how does the fulltime stewardess drought get fixed?
Short Answer…There needs to be a cultural shift back to making the fulltime stewardess position attractive again.
Otherwise rates will keep going up , the drought will get worse and the search to find that elusive stewardess will go on