damage

Rules of the Road: Prevalence of remote surveys prompts guidelines

Rules of the Road: by Capt. Jake DesVergers Inspections and surveys on board a yacht are commonplace. These include visits by the flag administration, the classification society, insurance, and port…

Read More

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 full…

Read More

Engineer’s Angle: Ratings help simplify protection choices

Posted on by

Engineer’s Angle: by JD Anson Whether battling a ferocious storm at sea or an over-zealous deckhand with a hose nozzle, water and corrosive salt can quickly turn thousands of dollars…

Read More

AccuWeather predicts 5-7 hurricanes this season

Weather forecasting company AccuWeather is predicting that this year’s Atlantic hurricane season will see 12 to 14 storms, of which five to seven are expected to become hurricanes, with two…

Read More

Sans instruments, solo sailor brings environmental mission to Fort Lauderdale

Posted on by

By Dorie Cox Update March 3 Sailor Dan Lenard made it to the United States this morning (March 3) after more than a month at sea in a 33-foot sailboat.…

Read More

Engineer’s Angle: Don’t get screwed when using fasteners

Posted on by

Engineer’s Angle: by JD Anson Time and again, cursing and screams can be heard up and down the dock from crew attempting to remove corroded fasteners. Voodoo dolls of previous…

Read More

Superyacht emphasis continues at The Marina at Christophe Harbour

Story and photos by Carol Bareuther and Dean Barnes About a dozen yachts were docked at The Marina at Christophe Harbor on St. Kitts the last Friday of 2018. These…

Read More

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, marine craftsmen…

Read More

Sea Science: Weather routing is wise hedge against problematic conditions

Sea Science: by Jordanna Sheermohamed Heading out on the high seas can be an adventure filled with endless skies and eternal horizons, provided said skies remain cooperative. Even the most…

Read More