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Melvin Miller

Melvyn Miller is an American yacht owner from the U.S. East Coast. He has owned and operated yachts for six decades and employed crew for more than 30 years.

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Owner’s View: Dressing the ship on occasion

We humans like to celebrate occasions by decorating vessels and now commonly use strings of lights instead of strings of signal flags. On one July 4th, our …

Owner’s View: Modernity just drags us along

Tried and true is a useful criterion for standards. I still require two-person watches when our boats run in restricted visibility, where one of the two …

Owner’s View: Driving is a dying art

Many of our younger crew members have looked forward to becoming command drivers on a large yacht. I understand that desire. Over the decades, I have tried to …

Owner’s View: Chartering and pride of ownership

Owner’s View: by Melvin Miller I have chartered houses, cars, aircraft and yachts. If I want to spend a week on a yacht in the Med, I would save both money …

Owner’s View: Smell of 9-11 most lasting memory

Owner’s View: by Melvyn Miller I had scheduled a meeting in Manhattan for Sept.11, 2001, and assumed I would find a berth at Liberty Landing or North Cove. …

Owner’s View: The perfect bosun worth the cost

Owner’s View: by Melvyn Miller Although few yachts carry sufficient deck crew to justify a mate who supervises multiple bosuns who each supervise multiple …

Owner’s View: The benefits of patience

Owner’s View: by Melvyn Miller Far too many years ago, I was lying to a mooring in Scituate, Massachusetts, on a modest sloop. Not yet knowing the full …

Owner’s View: The essence of command

Owner’s View: by Melvyn Miller The hardest thing to teach new managers is that the essence of management is to convince or coerce subordinates to do that …

Owner’s View: Effort in captain-owner interview pays off

Owner’s View: by Melvyn Miller As is the case with owners of yachts, I have found it difficult to describe an average captain of a crewed yacht, but I do …

Owner’s View: We are not all the same

Owner’s View: by Melvyn Miller I have found it difficult to describe an average owner of a crewed yacht, but I understand the temptation to stereotype …

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Owner’s View: Dressing the ship on occasion

Owner’s View: Dressing the ship on occasion

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Joe Dargavage, vice president of the Association of Bahamas Marinas, gave attendees of last week’s Triton Virtual Networking event an …

New lift coming together at Derecktor Fort Pierce

New lift coming together at Derecktor Fort Pierce

It’s happening, and it’s going to be big. That’s the sense one can get as they see the buildout of the new Derecktor Fort Pierce …

COVID, fires, lawsuits, obituaries among top stories of 2020

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Ending weird 2020 in the Exumas

Ending weird 2020 in the Exumas

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