Engineers

Cyber Crew

How will yachts function 50 years from now, and who — or what — will be working on them? It is 2072 and there are yachts all over the world,…

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Old School Ways

Six weeks of weeks of working luxury day charters in the Hamptons reacquaints a captain with his love of old school wooden yachts, right down to the Spartan helm and roaring Detroit Diesel.

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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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Captain urges all crew to follow COVID rules; virus spreads without knowing

By Lucy Chabot Reed The captain of a 130-foot Westport docked at a marina in South Florida called this week to express concern at what he has seen on the…

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Attitude up from down below, yacht engineer keeps humor

Editor’s note: Life is different for many yacht crew since the COVID-19 pandemic began to affect the industry in March. Engr. Pearson Adams now works to maintain the yacht with…

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Engineer’s Angle: Engine room checks not just for engineers

Engineer’s Angle: by JD Anson Yachts are lovely examples of craftsmanship and luxury. They are also, frankly, slow. Thus, a trip that would take but a few hours in the…

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Sea Sick: It’s annual checkup time for first-aid kits

Sea Sick: by Keith Murray It’s that time of year again. Time to buy a new calendar, make New Year’s resolutions and go through your first-aid medical kit. The first…

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Stew Cues: Dusting not just for surfaces; it also scrubs the air you breathe

Stew Cues: by Alene Keenan As comedian George Carlin once said, “Dusting is a good example of the futility of trying to put things right. As soon as you dust,…

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Engineer’s Angle: Engineer key to safety on a yacht

Engineer’s Angle: by JD Anson Whether tied to the dock or a thousand miles from shore, the safety of boat and personnel are of paramount importance to the crew. All…

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Engineers sync skills, value in growing ETO field

By Dorie Cox Six yacht engineers sit flanked by electrical schematics, equations on a whiteboard, and loads of black boxes and screens in a bright, cold classroom. They gaze off…

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