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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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 …

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, …

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Another try for a megayacht marina in Ft. Pierce

Another try for a megayacht marina in Ft. Pierce

By Dorie Cox Former yacht captain Buddy Haack believes that megayachts should be able to get work done in Ft. Pierce, Fla. At the same …

From the Bridge: The heart of yachting is passion, lifestyle, people

From the Bridge: The heart of yachting is passion, lifestyle, people

From the Bridge: by Dorie Cox Yachting is a complex mix of owners, crew, money, travel and much more. A captain recently wondered if the …

The Agent’s Corner: Rules about clearing in, PWCs in Spain

The Agent’s Corner: Rules about clearing in, PWCs in Spain

The Agent's Corner: Deb Radtke Welcome to The Agents Corner, where I strive to answer pressing questions about yachting. Each week I …

PBIBS17: Show’s growth gains fans

PBIBS17: Show’s growth gains fans

By Lucy Chabot Reed and Dorie Cox Initially a small boat show held in a parking lot in 1982, this year's Palm Beach International Boat …