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IN HER EIGHT-YEAR CAREER ON YACHTS AND TWO SEASONS ON BRAVO TV’S BELOW DECK MEDITERRANEAN, CHIEF STEW BUGSY DRAKE HAS PROVED THAT LEVEL-HEADED LEADERSHIP IS HER FORTÉ. IN A BIND? NEED SOME ADVICE? ASK BUGSY! EMAIL CREW@TRITONNEWS.COM.

Ask Bugsy! Sleepless and ready to snap

Ask Bugsy! Sleepless and ready to snap

I’m a chef bunking with a crewmate whose schedule doesn’t vibe with mine. Never mind that she is messy and her stuff is everywhere, or that she never cleans up after herself. The main problem is that just...

Ask Bugsy! Micromanaged and miserable

Ask Bugsy! Micromanaged and miserable

My chief stew micromanages everything us girls do. She doesn’t trust us to make a table setting, sort laundry, set up a cabin, and she tosses out any ideas we bring to the table. Everything else on board is...

Ask Bugsy! Unsavory sleeping arrangements

Ask Bugsy! Unsavory sleeping arrangements

"I was just offered a great job as chief stew on a 60m yacht. It was the perfect position and I was so excited! Then, at the last minute, the captain added this stipulation: I would have to share his...

Ask Bugsy! Skorts, vegans and aspiring yachties

Ask Bugsy! Skorts, vegans and aspiring yachties

Crew work is demanding work, while living where you work presents its own unique challenges. Triton advice columnist and veteran Chief Stew Bugsy Drake “gets” it. If you need some good advice, just Ask Bugsy!  ...


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