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Crew use COVID downtime to make a difference

By Lucy Chabot Reed Yacht crew all over the world have found interesting and creative ways to make a difference during the COVID-19 pandemic lockdown. In the Bahamas, Mate/Engr. Paul…

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Machinery Matters: Why condition monitoring is best practice

Machinery Matters: by Larry D. Rumbol “Condition monitoring” is one of those phrases one hears in conferences and learned corners of the dock. Those really familiar with it call it…

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Rules of the Road: To terminate, yacht owners must follow SEA

Rules of the Road: by Capt. Jake DesVergers We’re going through some tough times. At the writing of this article, the estimated peak surge for the coronavirus pandemic in the…

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Spanish yard reopens

Varadero Valencia in Spain, directly west of Palma, has resumed activity and implemented “special sanitary measures.” “A rigorous protocol of safety and hygiene has been prepared, having applied a disinfectant…

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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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Crew Compass: English Harbour never fails to warm the heart

Crew Compass: by Lauren Loudon Traveling brings a lot of joy to me, hence the choice of this job. And over the years, a few places in particular have left…

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Crew Compass: Storm holdup reminder of ‘food chain’ effect

Crew Compass: by Lauren Loudon Last month, I touched on the unpredictability of yachting and how the unknown can affect all of us involved in the yachting food chain. Shortly…

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Pier Sixty-Six redevelopment officially underway

By Lucy Chabot Reed Tavistock Development Company, started and owned by yacht owner Joe Lewis, officially broke ground on March 12 on its redevelopment of Fort Lauderdale hotel Pier Sixty-Six. …

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Engineer’s Angle: Rush of repairs courts disaster

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Engineer’s Angle: JD Anson Many times during repairs, engineers are rushed to complete the task and get the system running again. Unfortunately, this means that often safety systems and protections…

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Fernandina Harbor Marina reopens after hurricane repairs

Westrec Marinas has reopened Fernandina Harbor Marina on Amelia Island. The marina, which suffered a direct hit from Hurricane Matthew in October 2016, is now accepting overnight reservations, rendezvous group…

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