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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 …

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 …

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Fort Pierce finalizes port land purchase for refit facility

Fort Pierce finalizes port land purchase for refit facility

By Dorie Cox County commissioners in St. Lucie County, Florida, gave final approval Dec. 12 to buying 12 acres of land in the Port of …

Crew Coach: How well a job interview goes could depend on 4 key aspects

Crew Coach: How well a job interview goes could depend on 4 key aspects

Crew Coach: by Capt. Rob Gannon Recently I saw an ad for a television program that shows job interviews. I haven’t watched it, and …

Antigua17: Chefs contest brings crew closer

Antigua17: Chefs contest brings crew closer

Chefs on Adiamo, Sarissa and Vigilant I take top honors at Antigua By Dorie Cox Competing in the Concours de Chef is fierce and …

Eng. James “Jimmy” Cascella dies after motorcycle accident

Eng. James “Jimmy” Cascella dies after motorcycle accident

By Dorie Cox Eng. James "Jimmy" Cascella died Dec. 7 from injuries sustained in an accident on Interstate 95 at Hollywood Boulevard in …

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