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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 …

Quick and easy shopping all about the list

By Mary Beth Lawton Johnson It’s time to hop in the tender and head for shore to go shopping. Is the list handy? As chefs, we work on our provisions list the …

Five ways yachties can beat the winter blues

While many yacht crew get to enjoy an endless summer, many more of us will experience some cooler weather, shorter days and less sun this winter. This can …

Becoming the best crew member you can be turns you into a leader at every level

Let’s face it: everyone, except perhaps a dictator, has a boss. In a family, in work, sometimes in a relationship, and on and on. This means that the skill …

Rogue waves are real and more frequent than mariners think

By definition, a rogue is one who behaves unexpectedly and abnormally, often causing damage to anything nearby. This succinctly describes the extremely large …

Hydraulic systems offer benefits, as long as maintenance followed

The mechanical systems of vessels are designed so that many of their processes necessitate the movement of something from one location to another, or a force …

Roasted butternut and grilled chicken chop salad

By Mark Godbeer With the ever-increasing dietary restrictions arising amongst crew and guests these days, it can get taxing on my brain to sate the varying …

Baked Lemony Snickers

By Capt. John Wampler I cannot remember the last time I had the holidays off. November and December typically finds me happily in the warm Bahamas or …

Best cleaners are simple and easy to make

Last month, I discussed various cleaning products found on yachts, and the importance of taking precautions with strong chemicals. Using the proper dilution …

With the turn of the calendar, take time to check in with medical kits onboard

It’s that time of year again. Time to buy a new calendar, make New Year’s resolutions and go through all onboard first aid medical kits. First, gather all …

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Shipyards, towboats and marine businesses go to court over New River closure

Shipyards, towboats and marine businesses go to court over New River closure

By Dorie Cox Shipyard owners, towing and repair companies, and other marine businesses will go before a judge later this month to stop …

Captains listen, foster team work, and take responsibility with crew issues

Captains listen, foster team work, and take responsibility with crew issues

From quarrels between cabin mates to squabbles over a task, yacht crew occasionally have an issue onboard. Apart from firing someone, The …

IMO extends Manila Amendment refresher deadline

IMO extends Manila Amendment refresher deadline

I have written much in these pages over the past year concerning the 2010 Manila Amendments to the STCW Convention. And I am compelled to …

Why owners like, use and buy big boats

Why owners like, use and buy big boats

There are myriad reasons why owners choose to endure the significant cost of big-boat ownership. Some use their boats as a business tool, …

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