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From the Bridge: Down with salaries, experience; up with regulations, connection

Individual comments are not attributed to encourage candid discussion; attending captains are identified in the accompanying photograph. Captains who make …

Capt. Kerry “KP” Piesch dies in Vancouver

Capt. Kerry “KP” Piesch died on May 16 in Vancouver, B.C. The cause of death is pending, but officials said it was probably due to cardiovascular …

2018 hurricane forecast revised, downgraded

Colorado State University hurricane researchers have revised their early-April forecast and are now predicting a near-average Atlantic hurricane season, which …

Crew Coach: De-escalation skills crucial when confronted by angry clients

Crew Coach: by Capt. Rob Gannon Sometimes when working with or just dealing with other people, we encounter the annoyed, disappointed, possibly going-off-the …

Triton Survey: Warmer water, less wind makes summer in Bahamas a hit with captains, crew

Survey by Lucy Chabot Reed Photos by Capt. Herb Magney When summer rolls around, yacht owners and guests often choose places they would rather not visit in …

News in the brokerage fleet: SOC, Valkyrie sell; Elisa listed

Yachts sold M/Y SOC, a 122-foot (37m) Delta built in 1997, sold by Denison broker Ken Denison, who represented the seller, and RJC Yachts broker Bob Cury, who …

Sea Science: UV light can’t be felt, but danger it poses is real

Sea Science: by Jordanna Sheermohamed As a sun-loving species, we humans often crave outdoor time in order to enjoy nature’s elements. It’s not until …

Working toward smooth sailing with crew visas

By Dorie Cox Yachts and their crew spend tens of millions of dollars on refits, maintenance and repairs, as well as provisions, accommodations and services in …

Stew Cues: Handling costly, fragile crystal can be terrifying

Stew Cues: by Alene Keenan I recently helped outfit a yacht with glassware. The owners found a beautiful set of antique cobalt blue Baccarat glasses. Service …

Mexican marina makes room for larger yachts

Paradise Village Marina in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, has recently reconfigured the marina to hold more and larger yachts. The marina now has 23 slips for …

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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, …

New Caledonia, a gem in the South Pacific

New Caledonia, a gem in the South Pacific

By Jenifer Rosser Crossing the South Pacific offers a multitude of dazzling countries, islands, lagoons and reefs to enchant even –the …

Capt. Mike “Iowa Mike” Bryan dies

Capt. Mike “Iowa Mike” Bryan dies

By Dorie Cox Iowa-born Capt. Mike Bryan died on Aug. 2 of cardiac arrest in Fort Lauderdale. He was 53. His yacht work included M/Y …

Stew Cues: Silver service protocol depends on preferences

Stew Cues: Silver service protocol depends on preferences

Stew Cues: by Alene Keenan Stews frequently ask what is the correct way to perform silver service. There is more than one proper way to …

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