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FLIBS17: Checking the Tide: Where’s your favorite spot onboard?

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While working on a yacht, crew must have their favorite decks or rooms. Although not always accessible to them, we were wondering that if they owned the yacht, which would be their favorite location on board? Many responses were alike, with a few surprises thrown in. Photos by Tom Serio

Stew/Chef Catalina Eddy

Stew/Chef Catalina Eddy
M/Y Perseverance
75’ Sunseeker

“The galley. I like cooking and cleaning and the pressure of being busy. We have no chef, and I have a lot of cookbooks.”

 

 

Deckhand Craig Kruger

Deckhand Craig Kruger
M/Y Nita K
124’ Delta

“The flybridge deck. It has the sun, shade, hot tub and great views.”

 

 

 

Stew Carli Van Wyk

Stew Carli Van Wyk
M/Y Nita K
124’ Delta

“The skylounge. It had an 80’ flat screen TV and is next to the sundeck.”

 

 

 

Deckhand John Barrat

Deckhand John Barrat
M/Y Lady Michelle
180’ Benetti

“I like the flybridge and sundeck. I like the outdoors guy, and it has a panoramic view, hot tub, music a gym and shade. Everything you want.”

 

 

 

Chief Stew Marie Ramsay

Chief Stew Marie Ramsay
M/Y Te Manu
162’ Codecasa

“I prefer the main deck, the dining area and library. With the oak and walnut wood throughout, it’s warm and homey, a place to relax.”

 

 

 

 

Chef Trisha Bromfield

Chef Trisha Bromfield
M/Y Spirit
124’ Delta

“The galley. There’s food and drinks right there. And it’s well laid out.”

 

 

Lead Deckhand Nick Sklorenko

Lead Deckhand Nick Sklorenko
M/Y Chasseur
164’ Christensen

“The beach club. I’m a water guy and in and out of the boat all the time.”

 

 

 

 

Chief Stew/Chef Amanda Alley

Chief Stew/Chef Amanda Alley
M/Y Sorridente
95’ Azimut

“I like the main salon. The couch is so comfy. When you remove the back cushions it’s a large place to relax.”

 

 

 

 

Chief Stew Samantha Tester

Chief Stew Samantha Tester
M/Y Excellence
150’ Richmond

“Oh the sundeck. It has a hot tub under the stars, yes exposed. And a big bar, lots of comfort.”

 

 

 

 

2nd Officer Brad Berriman

2nd Officer Brad Berriman
M/Y Rock.It
198’ Feadship

“The sundeck. It’s very casual and relaxing.”

 

 

 

Stew April Webb

Stew April Webb
M/Y Lion Share
130′ Heesen

“I like my crew cabin. It’s dark and gives me a comforting feeling.”

 

 

 

 

2nd Stew Samantha Tavano

2nd Stew Samantha Tavano
M/Y Serenity
133’ IAG

“I like the sundeck with it’s breeze, tub, and a frozen margarita making. Oh, and a wading pool, too.”

 

 

Deckhand Anthony Newell

Deckhand Anthony Newell
M/Y Va Bene
155’ Kees Cornelissen

“Has to be the sundeck. It’s nice to be out with the good views and fresh air, when the weather is nice.”

 

 

 

Chief Eng. Joe Robinson

Chief Eng. Joe Robinson
M/Y Triple 8
142’ Royal Denship

“It’s the aft main deck. With the grand table, it’s a nice spot to have lunch with friends and relax in the shade.

 

 

 

Stew Blake Freeman

Stew Blake Freeman
M/Y Southern Star
112’ Westport

“The flybridge, the view is a must underway. You’re in the sun with a drink, there’s a hot tub and grill.”

 

 

 

2nd Officer Tom Powell

2nd Officer Tom Powell
M/Y Turquoise
181’ Proteksan

“Up on the sundeck. It has a great arrangement with lounge and jacuzzi and fitness gear.”

 

 

 

Mate Martin Cunocka

Mate Martin Cunocka
M/Y Nomadess
121’ Benetti

“The sun deck when it’s sunny. I am the happiest when sunny.”

 

 

 

Deckhand Byron Grant

Deckhand Byron Grant
M/Y Triple 8
142′ Royal Denship

“All guest cabins, main cabin, dining are all out of bounds. But, I would be in the jacuzzi.”

 

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