Capt. Jeff Werner

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Trolling on Passage

Transatlantic magic begins when dinner is on the line. There is a Zen to passage making under sail. It is a unique combination of wind, waves, and the rhythms of…

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Refit Pitfalls: Stay on budget and on time

Cost, time, and scope of work — change one, change them all

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Lithium-ion batteries aboard

While fires in crew laptops and smartphones may be of concern, large DC lithium-ion storage batteries are designed to minimize this risk.

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Emerging Hot Spots

A new breed of adventure-seeking yacht owners will push future top yacht destinations beyond the old familiar places. Here are a few of the emerging favorites.

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Old School Ways

Six weeks of weeks of working luxury day charters in the Hamptons reacquaints a captain with his love of old school wooden yachts, right down to the Spartan helm and roaring Detroit Diesel.

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Tips to Stay as Healthy as Possible When Traveling To and From the Yacht

Don’t forget, because of Covid-19, countries are changing their entry requirements more frequently. This means travelers should always check often for changes in international travel requirements.

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Drones, life-size robots boost arsenal to fight fires on board

By Capt. Jeff Werner There is no emergency aboard a yacht more frightening than a fire. To reduce that fear factor, all crew members are required to devote two full…

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Diesel Digest: Choose fuel additives carefully

Diesel Digest: by Capt. Jeff Werner Diesel fuel additives are an important part of a yacht’s fuel preventive maintenance program. There are many brands of diesel additives with a variety…

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Diesel Digest: Inverter generators power up some ‘new school’ advantages

Diesel Digest: by Capt. Jeff Werner The phrase “old school” is heard so often now in the yachting industry that older captains and engineers sometimes feel out of sync with their…

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Diesel Digest: Fuel properties drive diesel engine’s performance

Diesel Digest: by Capt. Jeff Werner Whether diesel engines are powering a yacht, a jet drive tender, an onboard generator or a crew car, their performance is directly related to…

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