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Melissa McMahon

Melissa McMahon of Long Island, New York is a stew onboard a 230-foot motor-yacht, who loves to workout as she travels the world at sea.

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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 …

Transiting Canal just as impressive as imagined

Imagine being on a yacht when the Panama Canal didn’t exist and cruising to the other coast was on the itinerary. The impact the canal has made for boats, …

Small spaces onboard can hurt, but bring friends together

One of the challenges of living on a yacht is the confined small space called crew cabins we all have to live in. Bunk beds, one small bathroom, and a closet …

First trip to Alaska makes stew thankful for yachting

By Melissa McMahon Every day is a struggle between really missing home and having my breath taken away by the views of the places I have gone during my first …

Boxing workout takes little space but offers intense cardio

When working on a yacht, I always try to find different ways to stay fit with what is available onboard. Sometimes we are not spoiled with machines or a whole …

Take advantage of community workout spots while at port

Ft. Lauderdale… the place we have all been to. The yachting capital of the world, the town that is full of crew houses, crew agencies, marine stores, and a …

Try Mel’s Boot Camp: Enjoy view with a sundeck workout

My favorite spot on a yacht is the sundeck. It has the sweetest views, and when no guests are onboard, it is my gym area. I’ll bring dumbbells, yoga mats, …

Inflatable paddle board fits in your crew space

We all have our questions when it comes to joining a new yacht. One in particular that we often wonder about is if we are able to use the yacht’s amenities. …

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YMB17: Capt. Ted McCumber hired as commercial director of Feadship America

YMB17: Capt. Ted McCumber hired as commercial director of Feadship America

Dutch builder Feadship appointed Capt. Ted McCumber as commercial director of its America office, effective March 1. Capt. McCumber has …

Friends remember captain/engineer Badeau’s five decades in yachting

Friends remember captain/engineer Badeau’s five decades in yachting

By Dorie Cox Capt. Peter Weekes Badeau, who was as skilled in the engine room as in the wheelhouse, died on Feb. 6 at the Veterans …

Crew Coach: Age, experience make captains more desireable, not less

Crew Coach: Age, experience make captains more desireable, not less

Crew Coach by Capt. Rob Gannon A subject has come up recently with a couple of captains I have been working with in my coaching …

Owner’s View: Boat shows can build a crew member’s career

Owner’s View: Boat shows can build a crew member’s career

Owner’s View by Peter Herm As always, I am counting down the days until the start of the Miami Boat Show and Yachts Miami Beach. It …

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