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Lauren Loudon

Lauren Loudon has worked as a yacht chef and stew since 2013. She hails from Lancashire, England.

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Crew Compass: Social media offers community for chefs

Crew Compass: by Lauren Loudon Although all yachts are different, there’s generally a basic pyramid that makes up the crew. Needless to say, the bigger the …

Crew Compass: Working for liveaboards a seismic shift from charter life

Crew Compass: by Lauren Loudon People always ask me what it’s like to work on yachts? You must have some good stories, they say. What’s it like to work for …

Crew Compass: Crew can curb ocean pollution

Crew Compass: by Lauren Loudon It’s hard to pinpoint exactly what it is that defines my love for the ocean, but there are several factors that are …

Crew Compass: Cruising brings joy in places we had not expected

Crew Compass: by Lauren Loudon Being offered a new job is always an exciting time and, as I’ve mentioned previously, there are different factors to consider …

Crew Compass: They say five strikes until you’re gone, but I’m at two and holding

Crew Compass: by Lauren Loudon From youngsters using the opportunities of the yachting industry as a money-making travel experience in a pre-university gap …

Crew Compass: Hiring based solely on looks

Crew Compass: by Lauren Loudon It’s that time of year when boats are winding down from their winter Caribbean season and preparing for the summer, while the …

Crew Compass: Crew friendships require space to have a bad day

Crew Compass: by Lauren Loudon Finding the balance between being friends and colleagues is a sketchy topic when yachting is concerned. I’ve written …

Crew Compass: Sabbatical brings bittersweet joy, jet lag, doubts

Crew Compass: by Lauren Loudon Stepping off the boat I’d called home for the past two years and saying goodbye to the crew that had become family was a …

Crew Compass: In yachting, calling it quits means more than just giving up a job

Crew Compass: by Lauren Loudon When I first did my STCW, I did not know that I would spend the following years falling in love with the yachting industry. At …

Crew Compass: Sailing west, with visions of the Med season dancing in my head

Crew Compass: by Lauren Loudon I’m spoiled. And let’s face it, so are most of us that work in the yachting industry. We explore some of the most beautiful …

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Motoryacht Loon’s crew works unique ‘charter’ after Hurricane Dorian

Motoryacht Loon’s crew works unique ‘charter’ after Hurricane Dorian

Story and photos by Dorie Cox “It was just like charter,” said Capt. Paul Clarke of M/Y Loon. “But instead of champagne, we were …

The Triton photographer takes photos of Grand Bahama from airplane

The Triton photographer takes photos of Grand Bahama from airplane

David Reed, founding publisher of The Triton, arrived at Abaco, Bahamas, with M/V True North, which left Fort Lauderdale on Sept. 8 for a …

The Triton on island after Hurricane Dorian tears through Marsh Harbour

The Triton on island after Hurricane Dorian tears through Marsh Harbour

David Reed, founding publisher of The Triton, stepped ashore at Marsh Harbour on Sept. 11 and shared these photos, noting he had never …

Pacific Hope brings medical and more to northern Bahamas

Pacific Hope brings medical and more to northern Bahamas

By Dorie Cox; Photos by Josh Ritchie The 182-foot M/V Pacific Hope left the Dominican Republic on Sept. 5 to head toward the northern …

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