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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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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 …

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 …

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Rules of the Road: French crew, residents must begin to pay social security

Rules of the Road: French crew, residents must begin to pay social security

Rules of the Road: by Capt. Jake Desvergers During March, the French government enacted a new decree affecting all foreign seafarers …

From the Bridge: Non-drinkers left out of crew-bonding activities

From the Bridge: Non-drinkers left out of crew-bonding activities

From the Bridge: by Dorie Cox A young crew member, new to the industry, was surprised to find many crew activities include cocktails. As …

The Triton partners with Refit show

The Triton partners with Refit show

Ft. Lauderdale-based The Triton, a monthly news magazine for captains and crew, is partnering with organizers of the 2018 Refit …

Veteran yacht captain Rick Lenardson dies

Veteran yacht captain Rick Lenardson dies

Veteran yacht captain Richard (Rick) Lee Lenardson died on April 13 of a liver metastasis. A cancerous tumor at the esophagus and stomach …

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