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Crew Compass: Shore leave for schooling is bittersweet

Crew Compass: by Melissa McMahon When entering the yachting industry as a “greenie,” most of us don’t really know what to expect. We have heard it is …

Crew Compass: Ill-fitting crew shoes leave feet in a bind

Crew Compass: by Melissa McMahon As yachties, we all know we can be at work for 12 hours or more at a time. Those long hours can take a huge toll on our feet. …

New York marina now ready for megayachts

Large yachts headed to New England this summer can now call on Danfords Marina in Port Jefferson, N.Y. The recently renovated marina now accommodates yachts up …

Attitude of gratitude makes first Atlantic crossing memorable

I’m known as the bucket list girl back at home, and the yachting industry has helped me live up to that name, without a doubt. One of the things I always …

NY marina now ready for megayachts

Large yachts headed to New England this summer can now call on Danfords Marina in Port Jefferson, N.Y. The recently renovated marina now accommodates yachts up …

Crew Compass: Remember radio etiquette to stay efficient, out of trouble

Crew Compass: by Stew Melissa McMahon In this industry, communication is one of our top priorities when it comes to safety. Even though it is sometimes …

Keep work relationships strong to support job search

Crew Compass: by Stew Melissa McMahon Getting a job in this industry is a lot like gambling in Las Vegas. We never know what will come up, who we will work …

Not all crew unions should become couples

Crew Compass: Melissa McMahon In yachting, it seems like every boat can be the love boat. No matter where we go or who we work with, crew romances are …

Use the train to put provisions away

By Melissa McMahon Buying all the food, products and necessities when provisioning is the easier part, but to me, the fun part is getting it onboard and …

Make healthy choices when stocking up onboard

When it comes to provisioning, some yachties love it, some yachties are not too keen about it. Everyone needs to eat onboard, and as humans we require many …

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Hacker hijacks email, steals $100,000 charter deposit

Hacker hijacks email, steals $100,000 charter deposit

By Dorie Cox A client who enjoyed his previous Mediterranean charter wanted to do it again. He had the captain’s phone number and …

Veteran captain Jack Maguire dies

Veteran captain Jack Maguire dies

UPDATED Capt. Jack Maguire, veteran yacht captain and placement agent at Crewfinders International, died on June 23 as a result of …

Smaller yachts can skip MI inspection

Smaller yachts can skip MI inspection

Private yachts between 12m and 24m and less than 20 years of age are no longer required to undergo a pre-registration inspection to fly the …

Capt. Ryan O’Meara dies in the Bahamas

Capt. Ryan O’Meara dies in the Bahamas

By Dorie Cox Capt. Ryan O’Meara loved the water, his yacht crew, and his work on M/Y Pipe Dream, a 112-foot Westport. He was in the …

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