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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, …

Many captains and yachts choose Ft. Lauderdale

The premise of this month’s From the Bridge captains luncheon might seem a little odd, but recent events in Ft. Lauderdale (discussions of a high-speed …

Not all captains see phone use as addictive

The past few years have changed things in the cell-phone-and-work arena on yachts. Thanks to technological advances, phones are much more than things with …

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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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