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Commercial job yields more pay, insurance

After 36 years in yachting, Capt. Charlie Kiss landed a job on a 106-foot Burger with no future, no benefits and making the same amount of money he’d made 20 …

Uninsured engineer fights cancer

Update: Yacht Eng. Erick Deforest died Sept. 2, 2011 at Hospice By the Sea in Boca Raton after a six-month battle with lung cancer. Yacht Eng. Erick Deforest …

Blue Water Warriors offers resource for service members

It’s an odd scenario, this Kiwi captain and his American wife, using all their savings and monthly paychecks to build a boat for injured U.S. military …

From stews, captains, and bilge rats, women become engineers

Yacht crew get their starts in a variety of ways. Several of the female engineers talked about their beginnings in the yachting industry. Read “Engineers …

Yacht chef offers Willy Wonka-like peek inside galley

When Neal Salisbury was young he wanted to be an explorer and travel the oceans. He imagined his journeys on Christopher Columbus-type ships. Now at 46, he …

Former purser spins dark comedies

Duncan Whitehead, a former purser on M/Y Boadicea and M/Y Princess Mariana, is not always what he seems. And neither are the characters in his recent novels. …

Stew cleans up with bikini clad crew

By Dorie Cox Stew Stephanie Wahnish said she incorporates the beauty of yachting two ways with her Ft. Lauderdale-based cleaning business, Bikini Boat Wash. …

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 …

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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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