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How Did Kate Chastain Get Into Yachting?

Meet the #BelowDeck chief stew's "yachting fairy godmother."

By Laura Rosenfeld
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Kate Chastain is a boss when it comes to serving as Below Deck's chief stew, but everyone's got to start somewhere. And now we know how Kate went from rookie to ruling the high seas. 

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Kate revealed on Twitter Tuesday that she first got into yachting by reading The Insiders' Guide to Becoming a Yacht Stewardess: Confessions from My Years Afloat with the Rich and Famous by Julie Perry. The book is a step-by-step guide to help aspiring yachties break into the industry that also offers stories from the front lines of the author's three years as a mega-yacht stewardess. 

In addition to featuring a foreword by Below Deck Season 1 chief stew Adrienne Gang, The Insider's Guide to Becoming a Yacht Stewardess also has Kate's seal of approval. "I Love this book," she tweeted. "The author is my real life yachting fairy godmother."

Julie thanked Kate for the kind words on Twitter Tuesday and also revealed that she's a fan of Below Deck Mediterranean, although she admitted to missing the chief stew's sense of humor.

However, Below Deck Med definitely has its hilarious moments, too.

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