Life

Owner’s View: Dressing the ship on occasion

We humans like to celebrate occasions by decorating vessels and now commonly use strings of lights instead of strings of signal flags. On one July 4th, our crew surprised us…

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Ending weird 2020 in the Exumas

At the beginning of this pandemic, I went into panic mode and pondered what my options were, seeing as I expected this to totally stall our industry. I could not…

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The Money Dock: Investment contracts and yacht crew

Now that I’ve covered the basic concepts of financial management and demonstrated its practice with real clients, it’s time to pivot into the world of investing. And, as mentioned in…

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Owner’s View: Modernity just drags us along

Tried and true is a useful criterion for standards. I still require two-person watches when our boats run in restricted visibility, where one of the two watchstanders must be a…

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Owner’s View: Driving is a dying art

Many of our younger crew members have looked forward to becoming command drivers on a large yacht. I understand that desire. Over the decades, I have tried to provide some…

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Fraser honors four in first short story contest

Capt. Stephen Wilkins took first place in The Crew Network (TCN) and Fraser’s first short story contest for his story “Wave Splashes to Ashes” about a chance encounter with an…

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Money Dock: Money woes averted with a little planning

This month, I would like to bring some real world examples to the column. Thus far, I have written about emergency funds, financial independence and the importance of saving and…

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Owner’s View: Chartering and pride of ownership

Owner’s View: by Melvin Miller I have chartered houses, cars, aircraft and yachts. If I want to spend a week on a yacht in the Med, I would save both…

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Owner’s View: Smell of 9-11 most lasting memory

Owner’s View: by Melvyn Miller I had scheduled a meeting in Manhattan for Sept.11, 2001, and assumed I would find a berth at Liberty Landing or North Cove. But the…

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Deadline approaches for Adrift Film Festival

The second annual Adrift Film Festival — comprised of films created by yacht crew — will be virtual on Sunday, Oct. 11, at 12 noon U.S. Eastern Standard Time on…

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