The Triton

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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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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Bridge repair to close New River navigation in February

Bridge repair to close New River navigation in February

UPDATE Dec. 6 A planned repair of the railroad bridge in downtown Ft. Lauderdale will close navigation to the city's major shipyards for …

Hiring yacht crew challenges captains

Hiring yacht crew challenges captains

Hiring crew is one of yachting's biggest challenges, according to some captains. They aim to pick the right candidates, but often …

There’s one more step after selling a boat: Take care of the crew

There’s one more step after selling a boat: Take care of the crew

The goal of most of the exhibitors at the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show is to sell boats. From the anecdotal stories I heard …

Government officers clarify policies for yachts in U.S. waters

The rules for yachts and crew in U.S. waters can all be found in written regulations, but there are often questions as to interpretation. …