Life

Owner’s View: Not the recommended procedure for captain, crew career in yachting

Owner’s View: by Melvyn Miller Decades ago, I was berthed in Cape May, New Jersey, next to a flush-deck motoryacht run by a mature delivery captain and a new owner.…

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Captain takes a moment to look ahead

Capt. Frank Ficken has waited out the quarantine in Newport this spring with his crew aboard S/Y Latitude, and reports in that things are starting to look up.  “Everyone seems…

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The Money Dock: Yacht bosun chooses to think like an owner, not spend like one

The Money Dock: by Bosun Alex Kempin I know, yet another article about personal finance and someone telling you to do something you will never do. I get it –…

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Owner’s View: Yachts that don’t adjust will lose some portion of market

By Melvyn Miller After reading Kevin Towns’ commentary about yachting surviving COVID-19, I wanted to point out that the head of the Johns Hopkins group reminded us recently of the…

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Yacht chef shares skills, humor in daily videos

By Lucy Chabot Reed Chef Brennan Dates has created Quarantine Kitchen, short videos of anything food related he feels like discussing — except recipes — while riding out a 50-plus-day…

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Yacht captain social media star shares life onboard

By Lauren Coles Capt. Tristan Mortlock, fondly known on social media as the “Super Yacht Captain,” has built a following through sharing a positive spin on what it’s like living…

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Triton on both sides of the equator

Yacht broker and former Capt. David Nichols took a trip to Ecuador last month, and brought his Triton along.  “In Quito, it has 12 hours of daylight year round,” he…

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Foreign nationals in US on visa waiver program can get 30 more days

Visa Waiver Program travelers to the United States who have been granted satisfactory departure may apply for an additional 30-day extension of their admission period if they remain unable to…

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Former crew feed crew, give back

By Lucy Chabot Reed Two former yacht crew who started a catering business in South Florida years ago have shifted their focus during the pandemic as events have been cancelled…

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Former engineer injured in accident recovers

UPDATE: April 17, 2020 More than 14 months after a serious motorcycle accident, former yacht Engr. Thomas “Bourke” Cannon has made a near complete recovery. Cannon had five surgeries as…

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