certification

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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Fire Ranger, Resolve join forces

Fire Ranger, a Fort Lauderdale-based fire safety company, has partnered with Resolve Maritime Academy to provide modern, state-of-the-art fire safety equipment and services as part of Resolve’s certification programs.  In…

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Monaco19: Canaries promote yacht visits

Tourism officials and marina executives from the Canary Islands were at the Monaco Yacht Show this week to promote a new cruising destination for superyachts in Lanzarote, the northern and…

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Monaco19: YCM offers new courses

By Lucy Chabot Reed The Yacht Club de Monaco announced a suite of new courses being developed and ready for offer in the coming weeks. Polar Code Capt. Jan Persson,…

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