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The Bottom of the World

A trip to Antartica brings breathtaking beauty and teeming wildlife, but also challenging seas. Capt. Grant Maughan details how to sail to the bottom of the world.

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Northwest Passage on your bucket list?

Chief Officer Rob MacDonell of M/Y Blue Moon offers a rundown on how to prepare for the Northwest passage based on his experience as a passagemaker.

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SAFE Boats Earns ISO 9001:2015 Quality Management Certification

SAFE Boats International is proud to announce that they have earned ISO 9001:2015 Quality Management System certification. DNV, an independent certification and risk management provider, performed a comprehensive audit of…

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Want to be a boat captain? Find a mentor, these women captains advise

A group of female captains shared tips for future mariners and offered recommendations for breaking in as a new boater.

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COVID creates new crew role: Risk assessment

As gangways reopen to larger gatherings and yachts adapt globally to what events look like in a post-COVID world, crew find themselves adding another hat to their wardrobes: the COVID risk assessment team.

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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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Diesel company rebrands, offers membership maintenance program

South Florida-based TDW — formally known as The Diesel Workshop — has developed a proprietary software and new membership program to offer preventative maintenance for yachts in the 80-foot to…

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Yachts at UMC can be shown for sale in new FTZ

By Lucy Chabot Reed Universal Marine Center in Fort Lauderdale has received authorization from U.S. Customs and Border Protection to function as a foreign trade zone (FTZ) for yachts listed…

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Flag states address mariner, yacht certification expirations

By Dorie Cox As the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic continues to affect mariners around the globe, flag classification societies work to address challenges to renewals, maintenance, and registration for…

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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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