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Executive started as deck/stew and worked way up to captain

By Isabella Klar Before she began working on boats, Wendy Umla worked for a big corporation where women can go as high as they desire. She was an executive, …

Chef exchanges travel for travellers

It’s a kind of a reverse travel for Chef Zachariah Rath after 13 years working on megayachts.   “I continue to meet people from around the …

Feisty, savage sauces created by crew

Last April, when Capt. David Gunn was looking for work on a yacht, he put his information on bottles of homemade hot sauce and handed them out like business …

How did you get your start in yachting?

It takes all kinds of people to work in yachting, those who have saltwater in their veins, those who tripped over a line somewhere along the way, and those who …

Crew clean up with side business

Separately, they are two yacht captains, an engineer and a chef. Together, the four yacht crew are the Marine Eco Solutions (also known as MES Clean) team. …

Stirling-Perkins is a blend

Lizabeth Anne Stirling-Perkins is a yacht chef who paints. But she’s also an artist who cooks. There is no separating her from either. As a freelance chef, …

Lessons learned. Titanic, no, but a night to remember nonetheless

By Capt. Bruce Gregory Before I begin, let me first say that in spite of the odds against it, I suffered only a few bruises, some sore muscles and a fractured …

Not afraid of frayed knots: Captain teaches rope skills to kids

Reposted from August 2008 It wasn’t meant to be a lecture on the lost art of marlinspike seamanship. But when a seasoned captain like Capt. Paul ‘Whale’ …

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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 …

Crew Coach: Use sticky situations to stir up talk

Crew Coach: Use sticky situations to stir up talk

Crew Coach: by Capt. Rob Gannon I’d like to lay out a few possible scenarios that hopefully never come up but unfortunately could …

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