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Choices to make in commercial certification

As we sit smack in the middle of another boat show season, we must acknowledge that this yachting industry of ours, focused on the pursuit of pleasure, is a multi-billion…

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Action required sooner than later for yachts to comply

After 12 years of development and 6-1/2 years since being adopted, the International Labour Organization (ILO) received its 30th ratification of the Maritime Labour Convention, 2006 (MLC, 2006). This historic…

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From the Bridge: Drinking with the boss

From the Bridge: by Lucy Chabot Reed After all this time interviewing captains and picking their brains every month (more than 100 times now), we’re still surprised at what they…

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ECDIS voluntary, requirements mandatory

Each year, or several times each year, a new set of regulations enters into force within our industry. These can involve smaller projects like new oil record books or modifications…

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Reputations tell a story

As yachts begin to sell, the job market begins to shift with them. Several captains on long-term boats have seen their vessels sell, or face the prospect of them selling.…

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How captains hire in the yachting industry

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From the Bridge: by Dorie Cox Today’s crew share personal information up front on their CVs. Prominent are their color photographs, nationalities, marital status and whether they have tattoos or…

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From the Bridge: Yacht accidents leave a mark on captains’ careers

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By Dorie Cox Yacht captains often are fired after the yacht they run is involved in a crash, fire or sinking. At this month’s Triton From the Bridge luncheon, we…

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From the Bridge: Boat shows give captains chance to see, fix things

With the world’s largest boat show set to kick off this month in Ft. Lauderdale, we asked eight captains gathered for our monthly Bridge luncheon what they think of boat…

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