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Yacht captain cautions buyers at the pump in Grenadines – Tobago Cays

I am currently down in the Grenadines/Tobago Cays on charter and working with our agent, Heather, from Erika’s Marine Services, and had a situation happen …

Thanks to yacht crew who helped the Bahamas after Hurricane Matthew

I would like to give a huge “thank you” to the crew and owner of the 85-foot Azimut M/Y Sempre Grati for their participation in relief efforts for the …

Abuse onboard must be stopped

It’s early on a Saturday evening after a week of training and I await “Sue” to see me for advice on her yachting career. She is slightly older than the …

How to keep yacht listings compliant with U.S. Customs

As U.S. Customs has taken a more pronounced stance lately in looking at the foreign yachts coming into the United States, it will be extra important to make …

Medical training means crew don’t need EpiPens to treat anaphylaxis

By Rebecca Castellano Dominating the news last month was a significant price increase of the EpiPen, an auto-injector device that delivers a pre-measured …

Tuna Poke

Guest Chef Chef Jimmy Tancrell Tuna is as thick as we have seen them here in Costa Rica. It seems that every boat that goes out fills the cooler box, and we …

Uncertainty after Brexit vote could hurt and help yachting

How, and when, will the UK leave the European Union? And how will this impact yachting? Prior to the Referendum on June 23, UK government departments were …

Tragedy in Nice recall lessons learned from 9/11

By Alene Keenan When I heard about the atrocity in Nice during the Bastille Day celebration in mid-July, I recalled the many times I was in port there, and the …

Here there be dragons: A cruise through Komodo National Park

By Sue Hacking The dry brown leaves crackled underfoot as we followed the path from the park headquarters toward the forest and hills. Large gray-brown roots …

Condo towers and developer’s plans disappoint beach commissioner

Editor’s note:  Ft. Lauderdale Vice Mayor/Commissioner Dean Trantalis shared his comments on the approval of plans to renovate Bahia Mar Resort & …

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Shipyards, towboats and marine businesses go to court over New River closure

Shipyards, towboats and marine businesses go to court over New River closure

By Dorie Cox Many shipyard owners, towing and repair companies, and other marine businesses are fighting to stop the scheduled closure …

Captains listen, foster team work, and take responsibility with crew issues

Captains listen, foster team work, and take responsibility with crew issues

From quarrels between cabin mates to squabbles over a task, yacht crew occasionally have an issue onboard. Apart from firing someone, The …

IMO extends Manila Amendment refresher deadline

IMO extends Manila Amendment refresher deadline

I have written much in these pages over the past year concerning the 2010 Manila Amendments to the STCW Convention. And I am compelled to …

Why owners like, use and buy big boats

Why owners like, use and buy big boats

There are myriad reasons why owners choose to endure the significant cost of big-boat ownership. Some use their boats as a business tool, …

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