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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 …

Command chain disrespect creates captain-crew discord

It happens; captains complain about job applicants. But when captains who normally don’t complain begin to, that’s when we listen. It happened quite a bit …

From the Bridge: Navigation methods diverse, failures common

One would think it was a simple question. Silly, even, to ask a group of professional mariners. How do you navigate? With all the modern electronic methods and …

Break standing orders, miss watch, hit the dock

One of the aspects of crew turnover that doesn’t get much attention is the firing process. A captain asked us what other captains thought about the causes of …

A yacht captain’s biggest safety concern? Humans

When we think of safety on yachts, we think of fighting fires and man-overboard drills. We worry about running into things and sinking. When I asked captains …

Captains choose job for best fit, not just owner or salary

There’s a difference between taking a job and choosing a job. As the yachting industry gets busy cruising again, there seem to be more captains moving …

Life onboard in yachting, captains keep the balance

With a career choice that for many means being on call 24/7, a personal life can be an inconvenient thing. Even for yacht captains and crew who receive …

The give-and-take of yachting a tad unbalanced

Every summer, some newspaper from some little town around the Great Lakes or up the U.S. East Coast will publish a story about a large, lovely yacht docking at …

Safety talk turns into matter of hours or rest

It happens sometimes at these roundtable discussions that we start to talk about one thing and end up talking about something else entirely. What was intended …

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Chief engineer Jan “Yannie” Nielsen dies in an accident at home

Chief engineer Jan “Yannie” Nielsen dies in an accident at home

Chief Eng. Jan “Yannie” Nielsen died suddenly when he suffered a slip and fall accident at his home in Honduras on Oct. 2, according to …

Triton Expo 2017

Triton Expo 2017

The Fall Triton Expo brought together more than 750 captains, crew and industry professionals last night to network and meet with 42 …

Plea comes for medical supplies to aid in Caribbean

Plea comes for medical supplies to aid in Caribbean

By Lucy Chabot Reed When YachtAid Global called after two hurricanes swept over the Caribbean, Rebecca Castellano pulled out all the …

Rules of the Road: Tricky tonnage measurement not about weight

Rules of the Road: Tricky tonnage measurement not about weight

Rules of the Road: by Capt. Jake Desvergers Tonnage is an important topic in the maritime and yachting industry. Tonnage forms the basis …

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