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Obamacare penalty eliminated for U.S. tax paying crew

By Maria Karlsson Since Jan. 1, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 (TCJA) has eliminated the shared responsibility payment — more commonly known as the …

Drones, life-size robots boost arsenal to fight fires on board

By Capt. Jeff Werner There is no emergency aboard a yacht more frightening than a fire. To reduce that fear factor, all crew members are required to devote two …

More to background checks and crew history than at first glance

By Joe Johnson The main reason to do background checks is to avoid hiring or going into business with people who may be untrustworthy and harbor ulterior …

Are you ready if your partner dies suddenly?

By Lisa Samuels As I grow wiser in my life and through my position in the financial services industry, I have had so many conversations with crew members, …

A doctor explains how to best work with your phone-based medical provider

By Dr. Robert Quigley A very important person on board had an unfortunate run-in with a sea urchin. She is in extreme pain, and you need to get her assistance …

A Visit From Saint Nicholas (The Yacht Edition)

By Stew Diana Riordan ‘Twas the night before Charter, when all through the yacht Not a yachtie was stirring, though the boat rocked a lot; The lines were …

How to do Art Basel in Miami

By Sean McGregor Going to Miami for Art Basel week can be a lot to embrace and can be somewhat confusing for first timers. Art Basel is a for-profit, privately …

New technology, skilled applicators treat fabrics, carpets onboard as first step in fire prevention

By Richard Perkins Many parts of a yacht are prone to fire, such as wiring behind fabric panels, engines under the floor, temperamental electronic equipment …

No rent, cable, electric bills equals savings by the boatload

By Conor Salmon I am a former yachtie who still has saltwater running through his veins. As many of you know, it’s been a few years since I worked on boats, …

Shipping U.S. boats raises EU tariff questions

By Simon Beck New EU tariffs associated with imports from the United States came into force on June 22. Since then, there has been a lot of confusion around …

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Crew Compass: Crew can curb ocean pollution

Crew Compass: Crew can curb ocean pollution

Crew Compass: by Lauren Loudon It’s hard to pinpoint exactly what it is that defines my love for the ocean, but there are several …

Yachties invited to ‘Spin for a Cause’

Yachties invited to ‘Spin for a Cause’

Young Professionals in Yachting have put out the call for the marine industry to unite on Aug. 16 for an afternoon of fun and exercise to …

Top Shelf: Rice paper rolls with green mango, shrimp and avocado

Top Shelf: Rice paper rolls with green mango, shrimp and avocado

Top Shelf: by Chef Tim MacDonald Some 30 years ago, on Richmond’s Victoria Street in Australia, the Vietnamese rice paper roll was a …

Latest news in the charter fleet: Tranquility now with CN

Latest news in the charter fleet: Tranquility now with CN

News in the charter fleet M/Y Tranquility, a 300-foot (91.5m) Oceanco launched in 2014, available for summer charter in the western Med …

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