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New owners + new crew + high turnover is perfect formula for sheer frustration

First-time American owners, met with a shortage of experienced crew, have had a crash course in the high crew-turnover roller coaster ride that is the bane of the industry.

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Feed a cold, starve a fever? Not always!

Forget that adage when the fever is caused by a virus. Research shows it’s better to eat and drink, and some foods are especially helpful.

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Rules of the Road: Who needs LRIT?

As we continue to push through the worldwide pandemic, the desire for recreation and vacation away from the masses has increased exponentially. In the past few months, we have seen…

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The Money Dock: Investment contracts and yacht crew

Now that I’ve covered the basic concepts of financial management and demonstrated its practice with real clients, it’s time to pivot into the world of investing. And, as mentioned in…

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Canadian Maritimes offer secluded cruising

As the nations of the world began to close down this spring, many captains and charter managers began looking for alternative cruising grounds closer to home. In the U.S., one…

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Derecktor Ft. Pierce permit approved

Derecktor Ft. Pierce has received its long-awaited permit from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to dig out the haul-out basin and slipway. The yard must still get approval from…

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Pinmar partners with scaffolding company

Spain-based GYG, parent company of Pinmar, has signed an agreement with German scaffolding company ALTRAD to distribute its equipment in the United States. The ALTRAD system uses a modular construction…

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Rules of the Road: More to choosing flag than its color

Rules of the Road: by Capt. Jake DesVergers Registration of a yacht is an important function toward the overall safety and security of maritime transport. While seen as a paperwork…

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Machinery Matters: Hydraulics without histrionics

Machinery Matters: By Larry D. Rumbol I once had a charming aunt who used the word hydraulics in place of far more colorful language when something had gone unexpectedly wrong.…

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Culinary Waves: Commit to body repair on board

Culinary Waves: by Chef Mary Beth Lawton Johnson As yachties, we are used to doing things to their best. We do everything to make sure we keep our resumes in…

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