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NOAA issues new nautical chart for the Port of Palm Beach, Florida

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has issued a new nautical chart for the Port of Palm Beach in Florida. The large scale nautical chart (No. …

Indonesia is well worth the effort to navigate bureaucracy, security

By Capt. Duncan Warner Southeast Asia, and specifically Indonesia, offers a baffling plethora of cruising grounds, volcanic atolls, dizzyingly steep drop offs, …

Transiting Canal just as impressive as imagined

Imagine being on a yacht when the Panama Canal didn’t exist and cruising to the other coast was on the itinerary. The impact the canal has made for boats, …

After rules, paperwork and insurance, Cuba awaits

By Lucy Chabot Reed Not only have U.S. regulations eased enough to allow recreational boating trips to Cuba, some of the ancillary business required to make it …

Captain’s Log: Bermuda

By Capt. Greg Clark Before the summer of 2015, I had always regarded Bermuda as little more than a stepping stone on the way across the Atlantic, the first …

Malta offers great diving, deep harbors

Last summer, I had the privilege to captain the catamaran Ranger on its Malta expedition as part of the ocean advocacy organization Oceana (oceana.org). I was …

Captain’s log: Cuba changing, western Caribbean not so much

By Sue Mitchell After leaving Ft. Lauderdale in June, we stopped at Santiago de Cuba and thought we would share our experience with other captains. We had to …

Find solitude amid St. Lucia’s picturesque setting

Worth the trip Getting down to St. Lucia is a hike, especially in winter, because the weather can be rough. That’s 400 miles of open ocean. It definitely …

Take time to see Panama before and after transits

The Pacific Coast of Panama has excellent fishing, big game fish as well as bottom and in-shore fishing. The best times are when it hasn’t been raining much …

First trip to Alaska makes stew thankful for yachting

By Melissa McMahon Every day is a struggle between really missing home and having my breath taken away by the views of the places I have gone during my first …

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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 Shipyard owners, towing and repair companies, and other marine businesses will go before a judge later this month to stop …

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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