Florida native Kate Chastain began her yachting career in 2007. Initially, she only planned on taking a “gap year” after college graduation to work on boats, however once she started as a third stewardess on her first yacht, she immediately fell in love with the exotic and exciting industry and never looked back. While travelling throughout the Caribbean, Mediterranean, Central America, and New England, Kate worked her way up the onboard ranks until finally reaching the position of Chief Stewardess. Best known for planning and executing lavish theme parties, Kate has entertained royalty, celebrities, and business tycoons around the world.
After a few years of international adventures and glamorous guests, Kate began to compile her stories from the sea hoping to one day share them with the world. In 2016, those stories were published in her book, Lucky Charming, which quickly became an Amazon #1 Best Seller in the Humor Category. Now, after a decade spent globetrotting with the rich and famous, conquering the yachting world, and even writing a book about it, Kate is starting to focus on building a more domestic life on land. In 2017, she opened up Genesis Boutique, a non-profit upscale resale store where all proceeds go to Genesis House, Inc. Based in Melbourne, Florida, Genesis House has been providing emergency and transitional housing to homeless women and children for over 40 years. Running the Genesis Boutique with the help of a great team of volunteers keeps Kate quite busy during the off season but fortunately, still gives her the freedom to take a freelance yachting job whenever the urge for adventure strikes.