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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 …

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 toll on our feet. …

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 …

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 always …

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 …

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 …

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 work …

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 …

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 …

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 …

Editor’s Picks

The Yachtie Glow: Control social media, or be controlled by it

The Yachtie Glow: Control social media, or be controlled by it

The Yachtie Glow: by Stew Angela Orecchio There is nothing inherently wrong with social media; it can be an excellent tool for checking …

Yacht owner Paul Allen leaves legacy, big shoes to fill

Yacht owner Paul Allen leaves legacy, big shoes to fill

UPDATE By Dorie Cox When Microsoft co-founder and yacht owner Paul Allen died on Oct. 15, he left a legacy for the yacht industry, …

17 captains, crew honored with Acrew’s Crew Awards

17 captains, crew honored with Acrew’s Crew Awards

Seventeen yacht crew members were honored during Acrew’s inaugural Crew Awards in mid-October. The winners are: Engineer & ETO: …

National Marine Suppliers poker run 2018 rides for charity

National Marine Suppliers poker run 2018 rides for charity

More than 100 motorcyclists and car enthusiasts rode through the Florida Everglades for National Marine Suppliers' 11th annual Poker Run on …