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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, …

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 …

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Capt. Ryan O’Meara dies in the Bahamas

Capt. Ryan O’Meara dies in the Bahamas

By Dorie Cox Capt. Ryan O’Meara loved the water, his yacht crew, and his work on M/Y Pipe Dream, a 112-foot Westport. He was in the …

Underway and over the top with Capt. Grant Maughan

Underway and over the top with Capt. Grant Maughan

A lifetime of experiences on land and at sea culminate as Capt. Grant Maughan summits Mount Everest in May. By Dorie Cox Capt. Grant …

‘Excellent’ waterways make for ‘great’ voyage into America’s Upper South

‘Excellent’ waterways make for ‘great’ voyage into America’s Upper South

By Lucy Chabot Reed The four-member crew of M/Y Sensation, a 112 Westport, took the vessel from Fort Lauderdale to Nashville, Tennessee, …

Renovation plans for Pier 66, The Sails take a step forward

Renovation plans for Pier 66, The Sails take a step forward

By a vote of 4-1, Fort Lauderdale city commissioners last night approved a development agreement with Tavistock Development Company, owners …

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