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Captain a Bit Cuckoo Over COVID Confinement

Yacht crew usually get confined to the boat or a hotel if they have COVID at work. Not so in Italy, according to Capt. Alan Tookey. The 42-year veteran captain…

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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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Andrew Doole sets a course for success

exhibitors and vendors out of the U.S., the president of Informa’s U.S. Boat Show division has high hopes for this year’s show.

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For a perfectly tailored charter, first tailor the preference sheet to the yacht

Have your charter broker send you a copy of what they send out to clients. Do this not only to please your guests, but also to keep from disappointing them. Those are two entirely different things.

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Take a hard line on total-body fitness with this heavy-duty rope workout

No time to hit the gym? Every yacht has one of the best tools to rip and tone a human body from head to toe, and that valuable piece of workout equipment has already been in the hands, literally, of crew a thousand times.

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New owners + new crew + high turnover is perfect formula for sheer frustration

First-time American owners, met with a shortage of experienced crew, have had a crash course in the high crew-turnover roller coaster ride that is the bane of the industry.

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Top Shelf: Apples for apples

Kiev, Ukraine. December. Another lifetime ago.  A flashback puts me in Rod Taylor’s time machine and takes me to Osteria Pantagruel, near the opera house. The weather is turning nasty…

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USCG extends license, certificate renewal dates

The U.S. Coast Guard has extended the deadline for renewals of licenses, credentials and medical certificates until at least Oct. 31 due to COVID-19-related issues.  The latest update to Marine…

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Stew Cues: Just starting out? Take time to invest in yourself

It’s that time of year again. Boats are returning to Fort Lauderdale after the summer season and prepping for the next round. November to April is the winter season, and…

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One captain’s mission to ‘bullet proof’ his A/C system

After more than 30 years playing with, working on and running boats in several sectors of the maritime industry, one thing about yachting made Capt. Herb Magney nuts: how the…

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