communication

Sophisticated new simulator elevates crew training in Southern California

The size and type of boat can be specified, and conditions such as a snowstorm or giant seas can be simulated with very realistic results — right down to the seasickness, if you’re extra focused.

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Stew Cues: Use this uncertain time to shore up ourselves

Stew Cues: by Alene Keenan Like everyone else these days, yacht owners, captains and crew worldwide are trying to find a way to make sense of what is going on…

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Porto Montenegro offers virtual marina reception

Porto Montenegro has implemented virtual marina reception to provide clients with the option to have face-to-face communication with the marina’s team while observing safe social-distancing guidelines. The Mediterranean luxury yacht…

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Stew Cues: Taking note of crew concerns could ease owner’s grievances

Stew Cues: by Alene Keenan One of the most common grievances that yacht owners have is dealing with crew issues, and high turnover is near the top of the list.…

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Benetti Yachtmaster coming to Key Largo

The second stage of the 20th edition of Benetti Yachtmaster will be held April 22-24 at Baker’s Key Resort on Key Largo, Florida.  More than 230 attendees, including 102 captains,…

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Rules of the Road: Bareboat charters must meet strict U.S. criteria

Rules of the Road: by Capt. Jake DesVergers In the southeastern United States, the U.S. Coast Guard continues to implement an aggressive program to eliminate illegal charters. During the past…

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Crew Coach: Listening well not as easy as you think

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Crew Coach: by Capt. Rob Gannon So how do you, dear readers, think we are doing with listening these days? If we just kind of think about our day today,…

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Taking the Helm: Communication breakdown leaves charter crew to flounder

Taking the Helm: by Capt. Paul Ferdais I was on a charter recently when there were a couple of issues that developed between the guests, the chief stew and the…

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Sea Science: Sound on the water affected by temperature, molecular density

Sea Science: by Jordanna Sheermohamed Before the invention of GPS, radio or radar, maritime navigation depended on different means of communication to relay messages between vessels. To compensate during times…

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New digital platform for VSAT launched

Several communication and technology veterans have launched a new company to bring seamless internet to the yachting industry. Chicago-based K4 Mobility launched in August 2018 by former inflight satellite company…

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