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From the Bridge: Captains assume vaping covered under smoking rules

From the Bridge: by Dorie Cox With a puff, the ramifications of vaping, or using electronic cigarettes, wafted into the yacht industry. A late-night alarm on board shocked a captain…

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From the Bridge: Duty calls; workload cuts into vacations

From the Bridge: by Dorie Cox Yacht captains are in control on board; they set and enforce the rules. So when regulations and contracts stipulate vacations, why don’t they take…

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Rybovich foreign trade zone a “continual boat show’

By Dorie Cox Yachts at Rybovich have found several ways to take advantage of the yard’s new U.S. Foreign Trade Zone (FTZ) in West Palm Beach, Florida. The status was…

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EU tariff turns more charter yachts off Med

By Dorie Cox A European Union tariff has disrupted summer plans for a number of yachts that typically charter in the Mediterranean. These yachts have changed course to different destinations…

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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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New guide available for Great Barrier Reef

A new guide on the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park in Australia is available for superyachts cruising to the Whitsundays. The guide offers information about superyacht use in the Great…

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Foreign Trade Zone part of inaugural broker event

By Dorie Cox Yacht crew and brokers from nine brokerage houses were on the job for the first charter broker show at Lauderdale Marine Center in Fort Lauderdale last night.…

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Culinary Waves: The canapé is in a class of its own

Culinary Waves: by Chef Mary Beth Lawton Johnson To a yacht chef, no dinner party is complete without passed appetizers, from skewers to food shooters, dips and chips, wraps –…

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Taking the Helm: Mid-level leaders must balance needs of those above and below

Taking the Helm: by Paul Ferdais While a bosun, second stew or second engineer all have leadership roles, they’re also considered middle managers. They have people who report to them,…

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Taking the Helm: Crew face uncertain dynamics in wake of #MeToo movement

Taking the Helm: by Paul Ferdais The essence of the workplace on a boat is no different than that found on land, beyond the fact that the view out the…

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