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Second weather system ‘steered’, stalled Dorian

By Amanda Delaney Forecasting for Hurricane Dorian’s track was a challenge, especially once the system moved into the Eastern Caribbean Sea.  Dry air and, …

Just how far away are the Bahamas?

By Capt. Patrick “Doc” Connelly This question could be asked and commonly expected from most Americans, and for that matter, world travelers at large. But …

Yellowed piping telltale sign exhaust is too hot

By Mike Prado Many times when we visit yachts at the marinas and shipyards, we see that the main engine and generator exhaust wet section’s piping and …

Wine speaks to yacht captain, leads to Italian vineyard

By Capt. Jay Kimmal I’m sitting on the Italian Riviera managing a refit in Loano, but instead of heading to the local version of the Blue Lady or La …

Capt. Wattula’s final trip will live on

By Capt. Peter Hunziker I have been dear friends with Josh Wattula for as long as I have been in yachting [“Friends remember Capt. Joshua Wattula“, …

Oh, the places yachting takes you

By Katie Hunt Waking up at 5 a.m. isn’t unfamiliar to many of us yacht crew working in this fast-paced industry. So, as I walk into the “galley” and …

PBIBS19: Use natural items, offer good service, and polish as you go

By Adina Mujica In addition to showcasing terrific talent and lovely table settings, many of the participants in the 2019 TopNotch Tabletop Challenge offered …

Obamacare penalty eliminated for U.S. tax paying crew

By Maria Karlsson Since Jan. 1, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 (TCJA) has eliminated the shared responsibility payment — more commonly known as the …

More to background checks and crew history than at first glance

By Joe Johnson The main reason to do background checks is to avoid hiring or going into business with people who may be untrustworthy and harbor ulterior …

Solomon Islands offer solitude, beauty, best diving

Story and photos by Kevin Davidson “Wow, that’s a beautiful boat. Are you the owner?” I hear that a lot from folks who stroll along the marina pier. …

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Triton Expo 2019 draws big crowd

Triton Expo 2019 draws big crowd

As yachts begin to arrive in town for the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show, more than 1,000 yacht captains, crew, and business …

Loon, Lady Rose take top crew awards

Loon, Lady Rose take top crew awards

Yacht crew were recognized for excellence in 21 categories during the Crew Awards by Acrew on Saturday. About 400 yacht captains and crew …

M/Y Lazy Z crew runs its way across the Atlantic for Bahamas

M/Y Lazy Z crew runs its way across the Atlantic for Bahamas

The crew of M/Y Lazy Z are on a mission to raise money for disaster relief in the Bahamas after Hurricane Dorian. Since they cannot get to …

Cable Marine, Boat Owners Warehouse founder Elmer Strauss dies

Cable Marine, Boat Owners Warehouse founder Elmer Strauss dies

By Dorie Cox From boatyards to retail stores, Elmer Strauss built a collection of businesses that helped change the face of the yacht …

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