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Taking the Helm

Slight shift in words can make all the difference in communicating

Are you being aggressive when you think you’re being assertive? Assertiveness is often confused with aggressiveness. Can you tell the difference? Telling …

Don’t fear being assertive just don’t be aggressive

I recently have had discussions about how bridge crew can respectfully point out when a captain or chiefofficer may have made a mistake in their actions. Bold, …

Importance of teamwork onboard

To better understand team dynamics onboard a luxury yacht — and how to build a better team — let’s look at how most teams on boats are put …

Trust eases workload and relationships

Trust is the foundation for everything we do with other people. Trust is critical on many levels: personal, organizational and societal, but it’s often taken …

Don’t motivate your crew RESPECT them instead

There seems to be a lot of talk nowadays about motivating crew to get the most out of them. Unfortunately, there is a lot of confusion about what exactly …

Difference between leaders and managers

It is common to hear the terms management and leadership used interchangeably, as though they mean the same thing.   Let’s crush that myth right now: …

Having a title does not make you a leader

Congratulations. You have just been promoted to bosun, chief stew, captain or some other supervisory position. Now what?     Before you focus exclusively on …

Leadership on yachts evolving for captains and crew

There is a term in psychology called the “above-average effect”, which states that we generally view ourselves in a more positive way than others …

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Charter yacht owner charged in death

Charter yacht owner Laurent Marc-Antoine Jean Maubert-Cayla was arrested in August in relation to the death of a guest on board his yacht, …

Large yachts can now carry US flag

Large yachts can now carry US flag

Americans who own yachts larger than 300 GT can now flag them in the U.S., thanks to an amendment included on a bill signed Aug. 13 by …

Boats and brokers in the news: Lady Sara goes to auction

Boats and brokers in the news: Lady Sara goes to auction

M/Y Lady Sara, a 187-foot Trinity Motor Yacht, will be auctioned for sale by the U.S. Marshal on Sept. 6 in Fort Lauderdale at 12:00 …

Popular yacht crew ‘dive bar’ to close after 23 years

Popular yacht crew ‘dive bar’ to close after 23 years

By Dorie Cox Jeff Rudd looked for a place to move his “dive bar”. But, realistically, he cannot. He has run the The Treasure Trove, …

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