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Woman raped on yacht wins $70 million verdict against owner

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UPDATE: The original post incorrectly identified the yacht make and length. By Dorie Cox A jury awarded a woman $70 million after she was raped on board a 150-foot Feadship…

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Crew Compass: Heartbreak gives way to hope in Caribbean

Crew Compass: by Lauren Loudon We were in Croatia in the middle of an owner’s trip when the Leeward Islands braced themselves for Hurricane Irma to make landfall. In the…

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Owner’s View: Those who keep their word few, far between

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Owner’s View: by Peter Herm Early in my career, I worked on the floor of a major financial exchange. This was an eye-opening experience to a teenager whose sole asset…

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Yacht crew clear the path in polar south

M/Y Enigma XK crew, from left to right, bosun Bruno Nabti and deckhands Brad Pepler and Henry de Landtsheer, launch a tender while on charter in Antarctica. When they are…

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French social security decree impacts yachting community

By Emma Batchelder Members of the yachting community have gained some clarification on French social security tax responsibilities. Although the decree was suspended, it is possible that crew members may…

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Take It In: Feed a cold, feed a fever

Take It In: by Carol Bareuther Is it “feed a cold; starve a fever” or “starve a cold; feed a fever”? The roots of this saying date back to the…

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Capt. Alex Hickey, former yacht engineer, dies at 30

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Former yacht engineer Alexander Michael Hickey, who had recently seen his dream to captain a yacht come true, died  Nov. 26 after being found unresponsive by his mother in her…

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The Yachtie Glow: Struggling with a New Year’s weight goal?

The Yachtie Glow: by Angela Orecchio Maintaining a healthy weight after the holidays is one of the most sought-after goals of the New Year.  We all know that we need…

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Crew Compass: New Year’s bucket list proves how fortunate crew life is

Crew Compass: by Chef/Stew Lauren Loudon On a New Year’s charter a few years back, we had guests who very kindly insisted the crew join them for a post-dinner drink…

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Season’s Greetings from MY Archimedes

Season’s Greeting to all our family and friends around the world from the crew of M/Y Archimedes. Sent from Sao Vicente, Cape Verde. Crew from left front row: Interior Manager…

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