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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 UNESCO World Heritage Site and a…

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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 … of which…

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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 invoice…

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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 rainforest and up the dormant volcano of St.…

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Hurricane prep advice for canvas: remove it all

Triton supporter Noah Chanin of Wycap Marine Corp., a custom yacht upholstery business in Fort Lauderdale, offers this advice for yachts prior to Hurricane Irma: Remove it all. We’ve received…

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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…

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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 people, Patagonia is often identified…

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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 handling skills; ability to properly…

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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. Situated in the protected…

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Co-founder of Knight & Carver dies

By John Freeman Hugo Carver, long-known in San Diego’s maritime industry as an inventive engineer, good-humored mariner and co-owner of Knight & Carver Yacht Center, died June 1 at age…

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