Engine Room

Engineer’s Angle: Anchor gear may be brutish, but it still requires loving care

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Engineer’s Angle: by JD Anson The anchoring system is, by function, quite robust. It has to be able to raise not only the anchor, but several hundred feet of chain…

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Engineer’s Angle: Engineer key to safety on a yacht

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Engineer’s Angle: by JD Anson Whether tied to the dock or a thousand miles from shore, the safety of boat and personnel are of paramount importance to the crew. All…

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Engineers sync skills, value in growing ETO field

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By Dorie Cox Six yacht engineers sit flanked by electrical schematics, equations on a whiteboard, and loads of black boxes and screens in a bright, cold classroom. They gaze off…

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Engineer’s Angle: The ABCs of PLCs; It’s not witchcraft

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Engineer’s Angle: by JD Anson As yacht builders strive to differentiate themselves, the boats are becoming more complex. Increasingly, push-button computer interfaces are being installed to operate everything from starting…

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PBIBS19: Fish first, yacht second on Mary P

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By Dorie Cox Three yacht crew sit casually on the transom of the 122-foot Trinity sportfish yacht. A drawing of the yacht profile is printed above the name Mary P…

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Balance Below: Online condition-monitoring technologies transport data, not people

Balance Below: by Rich Merhige Has equipment failure cost you a charter or owner’s trip? When it comes to yacht maintenance, failure to plan results in, well, failures. The yachting…

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Yacht captains and crew keep the industry afloat

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Editor’s Notebook: by Dorie Cox At first glance, most of what the world sees of yachting is an impressive large boat. But inside and on deck are the yacht crew…

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Feadship rebuild of M/Y Istros underway

The 138-foot (42m) Istros was built by Amsterdam Shipyard G. de Vries Lentsch Jr. in 1954 as one of the largest motoryachts built in the Netherlands at that time. It…

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Oceanco’s Bravo Eugenia wins explorer award

Oceanco’s recently delivered M/Y Bravo Eugenia won the first ever La Belle Classe Explorer Award presented by the Yacht Club of Monaco on March 28. This award is based on…

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Engineer’s Angle: Ratings help simplify protection choices

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Engineer’s Angle: by JD Anson Whether battling a ferocious storm at sea or an over-zealous deckhand with a hose nozzle, water and corrosive salt can quickly turn thousands of dollars…

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