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Women just do their jobs in yachting; rooming, agencies and hiring could improve

When we decided to gather a group of women for a Triton From the Bridge lunch, it sounded like a great idea, but as soon as we all sat down, one of our guests …

Like it or not, guns often onboard yachts

By Dorie Cox The recent arrest of a yacht owner with an unpermitted gun in New York prompted questions about firearms in yachting. We presented the topic to …

From cheap sunglasses to mandatory safety glasses, eyewear a priority

From sun and safety glasses to binoculars and night vision glasses, yacht captains consider their eyesight a primary tool and work hard to protect it. …

From the Bridge – Ending relationships on good note a worthy goal

From yacht crew put off at the dock to heartbroken owners, yacht captains see their share of yachting relationships end. Here are some lessons learned from …

Security issues diverse; prevention is the best course

From a personal bodyguard for a yacht owner to a photo-seeker trespassing on board, yacht captains deal with an array of security issues. The level of …

From litigation to flags, captains relay perceptions about U.S. yachting

To find out how the world sees the United States of America in reference to yachting, we listened to yacht captains who talk to, and work with, a variety of …

From new to veteran, yacht captains make own choices for retirement

Older employees in most industries often have mandatory retirement ages and company pension plans. But for a recent gathering of yacht captains, it’s the …

Captains manage asset, owner during refit

When most people think of yachting, they image the iconic images of Caribbean waters, medieval coastal towns and five-star private dinners. A critical part of …

Veteran yacht captains say jobs hard to find

With age comes wisdom. And with time comes experience. But wisdom and experience don’t automatically bring jobs, as a group of yacht captains noted in our …

From the Bridge: Time off, how does it work

As much as yachting has changed in the past decade, some facets of it remain stubbornly the same. Time off, especially on yachts with smaller crew, can be …

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Yacht safety protocols aim to prevent accidental diver death

Yacht safety protocols aim to prevent accidental diver death

By Dorie Cox A scuba diver was killed by a yacht propeller the morning of June 27 at Old Port Cove Marina in North Palm Beach, Florida. …

Latest news in the brokerage fleet: Deja Too, Aphrodite A sell; Seven Sins, Beija Flor listed for sale

Latest news in the brokerage fleet: Deja Too, Aphrodite A sell; Seven Sins, Beija Flor listed for sale

Yachts sold M/Y Deja Too, a 170-foot (52m) Amels launched in 2003, sold by Fraser brokers Andrew Bond and Georges Bourgoignie. Asking …

Crew’s gym time together is an exercise in team building

Crew’s gym time together is an exercise in team building

By Dorie Cox Capt. Sally-Ann Konigkramer gave the crew of M/Y Sofia, a 137-foot Moonen, the day off recently. Instead of resting or …

M/Y Natita seized

M/Y Natita seized

M/Y Natita, a 217-foot (66m) Oceanco launched in Germany in 2005, has been seized by Goldman Sachs Group after the owner, Texas oil mogul …

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