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Crew can ease back pain by stretching, chiropractic care

  A deckhand on a yacht crew faces long hours of constant cleaning, scrubbing, polishing and chamoising to remove every bit of dirt, every bead of …

Atlantic Bluefin Tuna Trophy Angling Category South Area – CLOSED!

Effective as of 11:30 p.m. (EST), April 10, 2016 the Angling category for large medium and giant “trophy” bluefin tuna (73” or greater) in the southern …

STP Palma shifts to digital radio

STP Shipyard Palma has begun using a digital radio system, which it claims makes it the first shipyard to do so. New legislation requires shipyards and yachts …

Furuno NavNet goes wireless

Marine electronics manufacturer Furuno has updated its systems apps and now offers free apps for the NavNet TZtouch system for Android devices. Furuno …

Captain joins Cable

Ft. Lauderdale’s Cable Marine has hired Capt. Matt Gibbons, retired from the U.S. Navy. In his new position, Capt. Gibbons will be responsible for new …

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Shipyards, towboats and marine businesses go to court over New River closure

Shipyards, towboats and marine businesses go to court over New River closure

By Dorie Cox Shipyard owners, towing and repair companies, and other marine businesses will go before a judge later this month to stop …

Captains listen, foster team work, and take responsibility with crew issues

Captains listen, foster team work, and take responsibility with crew issues

From quarrels between cabin mates to squabbles over a task, yacht crew occasionally have an issue onboard. Apart from firing someone, The …

IMO extends Manila Amendment refresher deadline

IMO extends Manila Amendment refresher deadline

I have written much in these pages over the past year concerning the 2010 Manila Amendments to the STCW Convention. And I am compelled to …

Why owners like, use and buy big boats

Why owners like, use and buy big boats

There are myriad reasons why owners choose to endure the significant cost of big-boat ownership. Some use their boats as a business tool, …

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