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Forget the tip; captains just want owner to be happy

Captains and crew keep busy on a yacht. There’s always one more thing that needs maintenance, needs replacing, needs polishing. It’s not just busy work. …

Captains license matters during yacht job search

Mention licensing and there’s no shortage of venting that yacht captains want to do. Those under the USCA scheme complain about the MCA; those under the MCA …

Accidents cost and pay in captains’ careers

When a yacht has an accident, the yachting world seems to know about it. Call it the coconut telegraph or blame social media if you like, but it’s fellow …

Yacht captains resolve to make yachting better

Welcoming in the new year seemed like a good excuse to ask yacht captains if they had any resolutions for the industry for 2015. Their answers surprised me. …

From the Bridge: Lots of fingers in crew management pie

It’s a common refrain that the No. 1 reason owners get out of yachting is because of crew. I’m not sure what that comes from, but it’s repeated as gospel …

Captains hire dockwalkers; crew use agencies

As Ft. Lauderdale’s marinas and shipyards teem with yachts, its streets, schools and crew houses teem with crew, many here for the first time in search of a …

From the Bridge: Sense of entitlement

This month’s From the Bridge captains’ discussion topic was suggested by a captain who has been surprised this summer at what he called a sense of …

From the Bridge: Landing your dream job

Career-minded people entering the yachting industry today are given a lot of guidance on how to go about landing their dream job. Licensing and sea time …

From the Bridge: Highs and lows as captain on a yacht

Defining the job of a yacht captain is tough. Every boat is different, every owner is different, and every program is different, so every job ends up being …

Not first choice but yacht deliveries worth variety and flexibility

As the season for repositioning heated up in South Florida, we invited a group of captains to our monthly From the Bridge luncheon to talk about deliveries, …

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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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