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On Course: A seafarer’s income is not tax-free

On Course: by Clive McCartney Tax season, wonderful.  Add that to the myriad rumors and the resultant press articles about immigration visas for crew coming …

On Course: Skills beyond certifications enhance career opportunities

On Course: by Clive McCartney Deadline time – how did I find myself in this position?  I am not a journalist, not a writer of any kind. I have …

On Course: Refits offer chance to expand skills

On Course: by Clive McCartney A quick check of Marine Traffic along the south fork of the New River shows that there are over 50 yachts in the various refit …

On Course: Invest time in newbies

On Course: by Clive McCartney Earlier this week I enjoyed one of those episodes that refreshes the mind and resets the attitude. Here at Bluewater we held an …

On Course: Charting a yachting career not a linear task

On Course: by Clive McCartney The dog-eared copy of the Oxford English Dictionary that sits on my bookshelf defines career as a “course through life, …

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Working toward smooth sailing with crew visas

Working toward smooth sailing with crew visas

By Dorie Cox Yachts and their crew spend tens of millions of dollars on refits, maintenance and repairs, as well as provisions, …

Stew Cues: Handling costly, fragile crystal can be terrifying

Stew Cues: Handling costly, fragile crystal can be terrifying

Stew Cues: by Alene Keenan I recently helped outfit a yacht with glassware. The owners found a beautiful set of antique cobalt blue …

Mexican marina makes room for larger yachts

Mexican marina makes room for larger yachts

Paradise Village Marina in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, has recently reconfigured the marina to hold more and larger yachts. The marina now has …

Triton Networking nets $1,500 for injured yachtie

Triton Networking nets $1,500 for injured yachtie

More than 200 captains, crew and industry people challenged the weather to attend Triton Networking last night with global marine travel …

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