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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: 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 …

Crew Compass: What makes a good guest? There is no simple answer

Crew Compass: by Lauren Loudon As crew, we’ve meet them all. I’ve written previously about how many different personalities we come across in this …

Crew Compass: As seasons shift, time for self-renewing sanity check

Crew Compass: by Lauren Loudon Keeping your head and spirits high throughout a busy season can be difficult. Whether it’s a charter boat that’s been …

Crew Compass: Close-quarter conflicts tricky for crew couples

Crew Compass: by Lauren Loudon Working with people is one thing, but being around them 24/7 while living in your work space as well can take its toll. Any …

Crew Compass: Coming my way? Fit a little something in your bag

Crew Compass: by Stew Lauren Loudon Ever crave something comforting from home, something so unattainable at that instant that it suddenly makes the world feel …

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New owner revamps, reintroduces Lewis Marine

New owner revamps, reintroduces Lewis Marine

By Lucy Chabot Reed Fort Lauderdale-based Lewis Marine Supply, a 62-year-old chandlery, hosted an open house on Thursday to welcome …

Crew Coach: Inner purpose a powerful tool

Crew Coach: Inner purpose a powerful tool

Crew Coach: by Capt. Rob Gannon Working with people over the past decade as a personal coach, the concept of purpose arises quite …

Seahaven Superyacht Marina kicks off with Triton networking

Seahaven Superyacht Marina kicks off with Triton networking

The newest marina in South Florida opened its doors to about 200 yacht captains, crew and industry professionals for Triton Networking …

Stew Cues: Order of precedence crucial to fine table service

Stew Cues: Order of precedence crucial to fine table service

Stew Cues: by Alene Keenan In a recent article, I talked about where to begin service once the guests are at the table. Another …

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