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The give-and-take of yachting a tad unbalanced

Every summer, some newspaper from some little town around the Great Lakes or up the U.S. East Coast will publish a story about a large, lovely yacht docking at …

Safety talk turns into matter of hours or rest

It happens sometimes at these roundtable discussions that we start to talk about one thing and end up talking about something else entirely. What was intended …

Forget the tip; captains just want owner to be happy

Captains and crew keep busy on a yacht. There’s always one more thing that needs maintenance, needs replacing, needs polishing. It’s not just busy work. …

Captains license matters during yacht job search

Mention licensing and there’s no shortage of venting that yacht captains want to do. Those under the USCA scheme complain about the MCA; those under the MCA …

Accidents cost and pay in captains’ careers

When a yacht has an accident, the yachting world seems to know about it. Call it the coconut telegraph or blame social media if you like, but it’s fellow …

Yacht captains resolve to make yachting better

Welcoming in the new year seemed like a good excuse to ask yacht captains if they had any resolutions for the industry for 2015. Their answers surprised me. …

From the Bridge: Lots of fingers in crew management pie

It’s a common refrain that the No. 1 reason owners get out of yachting is because of crew. I’m not sure what that comes from, but it’s repeated as gospel …

Captains hire dockwalkers; crew use agencies

As Ft. Lauderdale’s marinas and shipyards teem with yachts, its streets, schools and crew houses teem with crew, many here for the first time in search of a …

From the Bridge: Sense of entitlement

This month’s From the Bridge captains’ discussion topic was suggested by a captain who has been surprised this summer at what he called a sense of …

From the Bridge: Landing your dream job

Career-minded people entering the yachting industry today are given a lot of guidance on how to go about landing their dream job. Licensing and sea time …

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