Lucky Charming - Kate Chastain

Lucky Charming

By Kate Chastain

  • Release Date: 2016-12-05
  • Genre: Humor
Score: 4.5
From 353 Ratings


Blissfully shallow and carefree, Kate Chastain was your typical twenty something college co-ed. Well, until reality gave her a wake-up call in the form of a diploma, that is. At a crossroads after graduation, a serendipitous coincidence convinced Kate to abandon life as she knew it and jump feet first into the world of working on mega yachts. At first, she stumbled her way through life as a stewardess, just trying to adjust to her new surroundings and clumsily ‘learning the ropes’ via trial and error.  Like s**t-tons of error.  But now, nearly ten years and a hit reality show later, Kate is finally ready to share the good, the bad, and the downright shocking details about her life at sea with the world’s most rich and famous.

It was the summer of 2008 and we were anchored off of St.Tropez. I had only been a yachtie for two seasons when I turned to the Captain’s wife, and said, “You know, I could write a book about all of the insane things we see working on these boats…..the sex, the money, the celebrities….”

 My older, more experienced coworker rolled her eyes and laughed. She was quick to dismiss my idea, “Kate, of course we could all write a book about what happens on yachts.  Everyone has said the same thing for years…..but, if you actually did that. If you wrote about what really goes on, you would never get hired on another yacht again. ” 

She went back to polishing the crystal wine glass in her hand and I was confused for a second.

“But Stacie, if so many people found out about tmy book that I couldn’t get a yacht job, I wouldn't really need one."


  • Lucky Charming

    By JaclynPaige36
    I love Kate!! I loved reading this story about how she got started in the yachting industry. However, I wish she mentioned more about being on Below Deck now and what made her do it. Hopefully she will write another book!
  • Addicting read!

    By Countrygirlsmp
    Kate please write another book of stories. Your sense of humor has me belly laughing! I love the show. ❤️❤️❤️
  • So good, I could not stop reading

    By QR4J
    Lucky Charming is so compelling, I could not stop reading it. Kate Chastain keeps a steady stream of humor coming in telling her tales of yachting as a stewardess on high-end motor vessels. In the middle of these tales of romance, drama, and even a little violence, Kate surprises us with a spirituality that encourages and inspires. It's a damned good book! "Bravo!" 😘
  • Clever and witty

    By 77Sseven77
    I thought I had some stories to tell in my line of work. Compared to Kate Chastain, I got nuthin'.
  • Entertaining, quick fun read

    By Casey P2002
    This book really gives you insight into the yachting world. The book is funny, witty, sarcastic and leaves you thinking about choices you make and why.
  • Lucky Charming

    By Trayte
    One of the best and easy reads ever. This book is not only colorful and well-written, it will hold your interest to the very end. Kate has a unique way with words on her show, and the elegant way she conducts herself as a stew comes across in her writing. She is not only well-read, she is well-bred! Great job, Kate!
  • Lucky charming

    By Drongo pork hog
    While this book was about the authors adventures , it didn't have me rushing to complete chapter after chapter . Not that exciting
  • UMMM???

    By Harley82
    I love the show Below deck but felt the book was kinda slow.
  • Lucky charming

    By Moesy1212
    Greta book! I HOPE she is working on her next one!! The stories from yachting are so intriguing and her story is great.
  • Great Book!!

    By Mrs_Yaeger
    I literally couldn't stop reading this book. Read the entire thing in 3 days. I love Kate's one liners and ability to call it like she sees it. I literally was laughing out loud during parts of the book. Definitely worth reading!