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Is yachting really all about celebrities and TV shows?

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It used to be that people would ask yachties “You get paid to do that?” Now, in the social media generation, the questions crew get asked by non-yachties tend to be more about celebrities and the reality TV show “Below Deck.”

Here’s the buzz on our most recent Friday Funday question: When people find out you work on yachts, what’s the most typical question they ask you?

Jeffrey W. Callahan: Is it like Below Deck?

Hugh David Black: Have you ever met anyone famous?

Robert Lattimer: Who’s the owner?

Rx Santiago: Who is the boss? Is he or she famous?

Dave and Diane Johnson: (A conversation with a group of teenage girls in Greenport, N.Y.):
Them: Is there anyone famous onboard?
Me: I not aloud to say.
Them: Please just tell me who it is!
Me: I could lose my job if I do.
Them: Is it Michael Jackson?
Me: Really, I can’t say.
Them: Please tell him that we love him soooo much.
Me: Ok, I will.

Thankfully, though, there are other brain cells in action and other questions do get asked.

Nicklaus Louw: How do you get the little boats on and off?

Veronica Hast: Do you really drive it?

Mike Jones: What’s your hourly rate?

Zach Kowalski: What do you do all day?

Martyn Walker: What’s the worst sea you have been in?

Palladium Techs: Do you get to go on all the yachts?

Cynthia Zvanut Hovey and Winston Hovey: How in the world did you get that job? (That’s why we wrote the book, “There’s a Yacht More to Life: Loving, Working and Playing in Paradise”.)

Be sure to share your insights on our next question this Friday on Facebook (TritonNews) and Instagram (TheTritonNews).

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