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Top Shelf: Lauren’s Lobster

Top Shelf: by Chef Lauren Loudon While taking in the beauty of the British Virgin Islands on one of my first charters as a yacht chef, I came across a local …

Cruising Grounds: Patagonia yacht guide

By Carlos Miquel For non-seafaring people, Patagonia represents an outdoor clothing line or a distant piece of land with vast pampas and gauchos. For seafaring …

On Course: Training in ‘soft skills’ important for newer generations

On Course: by Kevin Petrovsky When we think about training crew, we immediately think about the technical areas of competence needed aboard ship – boat …

Victoria International Marina opens for yachts this summer

After more than 30 years in the making, the $17.8 million (24 million Canadian dollars) Victoria International Marina is on track to welcome guests in August. …

Oil mist can cause onboard fire, detector an option to prevent

By Capt. Richard Kniffin A shout of “fire” is probably the most dreaded word to hear aboard any vessel. Fires are deadly and destructive, can be difficult …

Cruising Grounds: Know-before-you-go Galapagos Islands yacht guide

Cruising Grounds: By Fernando Espinoza The Galapagos Islands, on the Equator in the Pacific Ocean, are an archipelago of unrivaled beauty, mystery and amazing …

EPA OKs route for Isobutanol

Colorado-based biofuel company Gevo has been approved by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for its isobutanol to be an advanced biofuel under the …

Free LED selection guide makes upgrades easy

Hella Marine has published a free guide for upgrading onboard products to LED. The 20-page booklet, “10 Things to Consider When Purchasing LED Lighting”, …

Yachts win Refit Excellence awards

Several yachts received recognition for their yard periods at the second annual Refit Excellence Awards during the Refit International Exhibition & …

News in the charter fleet

Camper & Nicholsons offers individual cabin bookings on cruises in Indonesia aboard the 150-foot (46m) S/Y Mutiara Laut. The company offers two double …

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Stew Cues: Table seating, service order dictated by varying factors

Stew Cues: Table seating, service order dictated by varying factors

Stew Cues: by Alene Keenan Some of the most frequently asked questions I get regarding mealtimes are how to seat the guests at the …

Top Shelf: Sunchoke Vichyssoise with Smoked Salmon and Golden Quail Egg

Top Shelf: Sunchoke Vichyssoise with Smoked Salmon and Golden Quail Egg

Top Shelf: by Chef Timothy MacDonald All that glitters is not gold. But when in desperate need to elevate a dish to new heights, gold, …

Former Chief Stew Johanna Mueller dies

Former Chief Stew Johanna Mueller dies

By Lucy Chabot Reed Johanna Mueller broke into yachting the old fashioned way. While working at a hardware store, her work ethic shone …

Engineer’s Angle: Rapport in repair relies on client-tech respect

Engineer’s Angle: Rapport in repair relies on client-tech respect

Engineer's Angle: By JD Anson Hiring and dealing with contractors can be a nightmare, or a dream. After spending significant time on …

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