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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: COVID doesn’t touch us, until it does

Crew Compass: by Lauren Loudon Just like most people everywhere in the world, it has been a whirlwind of a few months for me. It is safe to say that I didn’t …

Crew Compass: English Harbour never fails to warm the heart

Crew Compass: by Lauren Loudon Traveling brings a lot of joy to me, hence the choice of this job. And over the years, a few places in particular have left soft …

Crew Compass: Storm holdup reminder of ‘food chain’ effect

Crew Compass: by Lauren Loudon Last month, I touched on the unpredictability of yachting and how the unknown can affect all of us involved in the yachting food …

Crew Compass: Yachting life a challenge, a blessing

Crew Compass: by Lauren Loudon A friend and I were recently discussing the pros and cons of the industry, and it got me thinking about the way we wind …

Crew Compass: Invest in yourself – it’s as simple as the click of a button

Crew Compass: by Lauren Loudon I’ve recently written about having a side hustle while in yachting and what a challenge it is to find the time for everything …

Crew Compass: Time for yourself is crucial

Crew Compass: by Lauren Loudon Working on yachts is about as full-on as you get when it comes to a full-time job. Living at work means that even when we are …

Crew Compass: Friendships in yachting can be like ships passing in the night

Crew Compass: by Lauren Loudon Constantly meeting new people, traveling the world and eating great food – it’s undeniable that the perks of the yachting …

Crew Compass: It’s OK to admit things are not OK

Crew Compass: by Lauren Loudon All the media attention on increasing  concerns about mental health in recent times raises interesting questions that can be …

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 …

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Latest in the fleet: Minderella sells; Virago listed; Elegant 007 with HR

Latest in the fleet: Minderella sells; Virago listed; Elegant 007 with HR

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Five major hurricanes still expected this year

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Owner’s View: The essence of command

Owner’s View: The essence of command

Owner’s View: by Melvyn Miller The hardest thing to teach new managers is that the essence of management is to convince or coerce …

Veteran captain joins Derecktor Fort Pierce

Veteran captain joins Derecktor Fort Pierce

UPDATED Capt. Glen Allen, who spent the past 13 years with Fleet Miami, has taken a position as sales manager with Derecktor Fort …

Detroit firm acquires Luke Brown

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Fort Lauderdale broker launches firm, acquires Neptune

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Fort Lauderdale-based yacht broker Frank Grzeszczak has launched FGI Yacht Group and acquired Neptune Group Yachting.  Industry …