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Route allows crew to swap certifications

This year’s annual Royal Yachting Association (RYA) Instructor/Examiner conference, just held at Alexandra House in Swindon, UK from Jan. 29-31, ushers in a …

Climbing the ladder and flying through the ranks

What a great time to be in the yachting industry! Never before have there been this many megayachts plying the waterways of the world. As a result, there is a …

Training, certifications help bridge qualification gap for yacht crew

Nearly 10,000 yachts over 24m actively ply the world’s waterways. With such a large number, you would think it relatively simple to land a crew position on …

Complacency, overworking can lead to neglect of career management

I am sitting among more than 100 megayachts at the 2015 Antigua Yacht Show as I write this. A light breeze, 70-degree temperatures and blue skies remind me why …

Seagoing time and service not enough to fill education gaps

Working through the ranks as a crew member in the yachting industry is no easy feat. To do so successfully requires both seagoing service and education. Every …

Choosing a school just as important as choosing a course

On Sept. 24, the International Maritime Organization (IMO) celebrated World Maritime Day. The theme this year was Maritime Education and Training in …

Crew face more responsibility, train for security, career, service

As yachts continue to grow in size and complexity (systems and regulatory), onboard training will become increasingly necessary to operate them safely and …

OK to get OOW in four years, if navigating, not just cleaning

Within the megayacht community, there is active debate about young crew members ascending the ladder to a captain’s position with alacrity. Basically, a …

Clarify the reality of life as crew to best manage job expectations

Every year many new crew enter the megayacht industry. After one year, only a small percentage remain. Why are so many gone so quickly? The simple answer is …

New deck crew build future course by course

The question we most often hear from people new to yachting is, “What training do I need?” The answer is rarely a simple one. Welcome to the yachting …

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Triton networks with Culinary Convenience

Triton networks with Culinary Convenience

A brisk South Florida evening was the perfect setting for outdoor Triton networking with Culinary Convenience on the third Wednesday in …

Refit18: Show focused on refits grows 28 percent

Refit18: Show focused on refits grows 28 percent

As yachts age and yacht owners personalize them, the refit industry continues to grow. The third annual Refit International Exhibition …

Hot trip on the Hudson highlights perils of procrastination

Hot trip on the Hudson highlights perils of procrastination

By Capt. Bruce Gregory I've made 40-plus offshore passages from 50 miles to 1,500 miles in boats from 8-foot dinghies to 80-foot tugs; …

Top Shelf: The Birth of Aki-Maki

Top Shelf: The Birth of Aki-Maki

Top Shelf: by Chef Tim MacDonald Many years ago on Huntress, I was taught about the theory of “POP”’ on a yacht. The owner …

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