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U.S. boating worth $121 billion

The National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) put the annual economic value of recreational boating in the United States at $121 billion for last year. …

Appeal to withdraw TWIC card reader

Washington State Congressman Rick Larsen requested that the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) withdraw its proposed rulemaking on readers for the …

Yachtie promotes biodegradable water bottles to curb waste

Elaine Christopher knows how important the yachting industry is to her adopted home of St. Maarten. But when she looks around to beaches littered with plastic …

Environment is talk of Newport show

  The talk of the 30th annual Newport Charter Yacht Show was the rigid plastic bottles that the charitable organization Ports of Cause distributed. In an …

USCG fights boating under the influence

The U.S. Coast Guard launches Operation Dry Water to educate boaters that it is unsafe and illegal to operate a boat under the influence of drugs and/or …

Suicides devastate close-knit crews

A male crew member of the 164-foot (50m) Feadship M/Y Iroquois appears to have taken his own life onboard while the yacht was docked in Boston in early June. …

Professional Yacht Captains Association to start

A small group of captains have met several times in Ft. Lauderdale this spring to discuss starting a professional yacht captains association. …

Crew needs time to get over a colleague’s death

When a crew member dies, it’s like a member of a family dies. Whether that crew member was like a favorite uncle, a lover or a pain-in-the-neck little …

Random drug testing needed

Your recent survey regarding drug use in the yachting industry revealed how many different opinions there are regarding this very hot topic. (“Crew see …

Pork Medallions with Chili-Plum Sauce

Pork Medallions with Chili-Plum Sauce   This is one those recipes that will blow the minds of your crew. And it’s exotic enough to serve to the …

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Working toward smooth sailing with crew visas

Working toward smooth sailing with crew visas

By Dorie Cox Yachts and their crew spend tens of millions of dollars on refits, maintenance and repairs, as well as provisions, …

Stew Cues: Handling costly, fragile crystal can be terrifying

Stew Cues: Handling costly, fragile crystal can be terrifying

Stew Cues: by Alene Keenan I recently helped outfit a yacht with glassware. The owners found a beautiful set of antique cobalt blue …

Mexican marina makes room for larger yachts

Mexican marina makes room for larger yachts

Paradise Village Marina in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, has recently reconfigured the marina to hold more and larger yachts. The marina now has …

Triton Networking nets $1,500 for injured yachtie

Triton Networking nets $1,500 for injured yachtie

More than 200 captains, crew and industry people challenged the weather to attend Triton Networking last night with global marine travel …

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