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The Money Dock: Yachting can set you up for life, if you do it right

The Money Dock: by Bosun Alex Kempin  OK folks, time for a typically boring financial subject to be made un-boring. Here are the basic steps involved in achieving financial independence…

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Girl power: Back-to-back river trips leave their mark

By Lucy Chabot Reed Capt. Kelly Gordon and her crew aboard the 75-Sunseeker M/Y Corporate Retreat had just come the long way around from Florida to Chicago. Thanks to COVID-19,…

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Owner’s View: The perfect bosun worth the cost

Owner’s View: by Melvyn Miller Although few yachts carry sufficient deck crew to justify a mate who supervises multiple bosuns who each supervise multiple deckhands, I still prefer the term…

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The Money Dock: Know what you spend

The Money Dock: by Bosun Alex Kempin  July was a crazy month for my partner and I. After 3.6 years on board and 4.5 months of straight lockdown, we quit…

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Owner’s View: The benefits of patience

Owner’s View: by Melvyn Miller Far too many years ago, I was lying to a mooring in Scituate, Massachusetts, on a modest sloop. Not yet knowing the full extent of…

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Owner’s View: The essence of command

Owner’s View: by Melvyn Miller The hardest thing to teach new managers is that the essence of management is to convince or coerce subordinates to do that which they would…

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Which of your tasks on a yacht would you prefer not to do?

It comes as no surprise that the least liked tasks on yachts have to do with the sewage system. Jerold MacKinnon: Replacing black water hoses. Craig Jones: Annual pressure cleaning…

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Captain builds tender for users’ comfort

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Story and photos by Tom Serio He’s a big guy, with a big voice, and with big miles under his keel. Now he has big goals. Capt. Pedro Camargo has…

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What’s the coldest you have ever been in your life? The hottest?

Although this question didn’t have yachting in mind, our audience certainly has yachting in mind. Here are some cold and hot yachting days our readers shared on our social media…

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Owner’s View: Effort in captain-owner interview pays off

Owner’s View: by Melvyn Miller As is the case with owners of yachts, I have found it difficult to describe an average captain of a crewed yacht, but I do…

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