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Rules of the Road: STCW sets baseline in training

Rules of the Road: by Capt. Jake DesVergers It is a term that we constantly hear and read: STCW. Everyone from the greenest deckie to the saltiest captain is affected…

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Taking the Helm: People don’t leave jobs; people leave people

Taking the Helm: by Capt. Paul Ferdais When the “I’m leaving” conversation happens with the captain, there always seems to be some extenuating circumstance: “I’m off to take courses for…

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FLIBS19: Classic game gets yachtie spin

Story and photos by Dorie Cox Chief Stew Paulina Costa is careful with her money, but fairly risk-tolerant. She likes to buy houses and hotels for each of her properties…

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Motoryacht Meamina crew assist in fatal dive accident

By Dorie Cox Large yacht crew are highly trained and practice regular safety drills, but there are some things they may not be prepared for. Several of M/Y Meamina‘s crew…

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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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