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Different world onboard yacht for San Francisco bar pilot

By Capt. Paul Lobo My first and only pilot job on a yacht was in the summer of 2007. I thought I’d never pilot one because I was retiring that year. So the …

Write to Be Heard: French law on social security offers another option

By Vincent Huens de Brouwer Regarding the recent implementation by the French government of the Maritime Labor Convention (MLC 2016 – Regulation 4.5 – …

Winterizing a warm-weather yacht

By Capt. Rupert Lean The megayacht industry rarely winterizes a yacht. Usually there are crew living on board or the yacht is sent south to warmer waters …

Hot trip on the Hudson highlights perils of procrastination

By Capt. Bruce Gregory I’ve made 40-plus offshore passages from 50 miles to 1,500 miles in boats from 8-foot dinghies to 80-foot tugs; have witnessed …

Successful trips keep yachts visiting Cuba

By Michael T. Moore and Maria Romeu The 2016-17 Caribbean yachting season was the first time since 1958 that U.S. yachters could visit Cuba, and they did so in …

Optimize Galapagos islands visit with a 7-day itinerary

By Fernando Espinoza Known as “enchanted isles,” the Galapagos Islands are home to the Galapagos National Park and Galapagos Marine Reserve, and are a …

To recruit, retain better crew, use better lures

By Bob Howie I’ve long compared the aviation world in which I live to the yachting world, which I only visit, in terms of both professions’ similarities …

On Course: Don’t fall hostage to ransomware

On Course: by Jay Lasner It can look legit. An email from a management company that appears genuine, from someone we may know and work with, asking that an …

From atop a volcano to under the sea in St. Kitts

Story and photos by Chef Victoria Allman “Good job!” Hilton barked. Hilton “Like-the-Hotel” was the Rastafarian guide leading us through the tropical …

Top Shelf: Thai Crab Salad with Lime, Hot Mint and Peanuts

Top Shelf: by Chef Tim McDonald I was a restaurant chef in Sydney and Melbourne in a former life, but greed and lust attracted me to yachting and Eastern …

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Working toward smooth sailing with crew visas

Working toward smooth sailing with crew visas

By Dorie Cox Yachts and their crew spend tens of millions of dollars on refits, maintenance and repairs, as well as provisions, …

Stew Cues: Handling costly, fragile crystal can be terrifying

Stew Cues: Handling costly, fragile crystal can be terrifying

Stew Cues: by Alene Keenan I recently helped outfit a yacht with glassware. The owners found a beautiful set of antique cobalt blue …

Mexican marina makes room for larger yachts

Mexican marina makes room for larger yachts

Paradise Village Marina in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, has recently reconfigured the marina to hold more and larger yachts. The marina now has …

Triton Networking nets $1,500 for injured yachtie

Triton Networking nets $1,500 for injured yachtie

More than 200 captains, crew and industry people challenged the weather to attend Triton Networking last night with global marine travel …

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