Melissa McMahon

Melissa McMahon of Long Island, New York is a stew onboard a 230-foot motor-yacht, who loves to workout as she travels the world at sea.

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Crew Compass: Shore leave for schooling is bittersweet

Crew Compass: by Melissa McMahon When entering the yachting industry as a “greenie,” most of us don’t really know what to expect. We have heard it is hard work and…

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Crew Compass: Ill-fitting crew shoes leave feet in a bind

Crew Compass: by Melissa McMahon As yachties, we all know we can be at work for 12 hours or more at a time. Those long hours can take a huge…

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New York marina now ready for megayachts

Large yachts headed to New England this summer can now call on Danfords Marina in Port Jefferson, N.Y. The recently renovated marina now accommodates yachts up to 320 feet, with…

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Attitude of gratitude makes first Atlantic crossing memorable

I’m known as the bucket list girl back at home, and the yachting industry has helped me live up to that name, without a doubt. One of the things I…

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NY marina now ready for megayachts

Large yachts headed to New England this summer can now call on Danfords Marina in Port Jefferson, N.Y. The recently renovated marina now accommodates yachts up to 320 feet, with…

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Crew Compass: Remember radio etiquette to stay efficient, out of trouble

Crew Compass: by Stew Melissa McMahon In this industry, communication is one of our top priorities when it comes to safety. Even though it is sometimes uncomfortable to wear a…

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Keep work relationships strong to support job search

Crew Compass: by Stew Melissa McMahon Getting a job in this industry is a lot like gambling in Las Vegas. We never know what will come up, who we will…

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Not all crew unions should become couples

Crew Compass: Melissa McMahon In yachting, it seems like every boat can be the love boat. No matter where we go or who we work with, crew romances are everywhere.…

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Use the train to put provisions away

By Melissa McMahon Buying all the food, products and necessities when provisioning is the easier part, but to me, the fun part is getting it onboard and putting it away…

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Make healthy choices when stocking up onboard

When it comes to provisioning, some yachties love it, some yachties are not too keen about it. Everyone needs to eat onboard, and as humans we require many products to…

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