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AMI recognizes newly certified marina managers and operators

CMMs and CMOs honored at the AMI Conference & Expo Fort Lauderdale, FL—The Association of Marina Industries (AMI) Training Institute held its awards ceremony for  new Certified Marina Managers (CMMs)…

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Five Years in Superyachts for JPMA

In 2022, John Percival Marine Associates celebrates their 25th year in the superyacht industry. Hoylake Sailing School Ltd was established in 1996, to run RYA shorebased courses, and very shortly…

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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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Online Training for Aspiring Crew

Ocean International Training Academy (O.I.T.A) is an online school founded by Hannah Ferrier and Anastasia Surmava, former cast members of the Bravo reality TV show Below Deck Mediterranean. The focus…

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Stew Cues: Enjoy the beauty of becoming

Another year has come and gone. The holidays are over and the confetti (if there was any) from New Years celebrations has settled. It was a rough year for many,…

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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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USCG extends credential deadlines

The U.S. Coast Guard has published new guidance on credentials, medical certificates and course approvals. Mariners working on expired credentials that meet the extension criteria must carry the expired credential…

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Stew Cues: Learning to taste wine

Stew Cues: by Alene Keenan The ritual of wine service onboard includes the presentation of the bottle to the host, opening the bottle, wiping the neck of the bottle, pouring…

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Stew Cues: First step in understanding wine is understanding grapes

Stew Cues: by Alene Keenan Many people are overwhelmed and intimidated around wine. That is no wonder, considering the many vineyards, countries, styles, and prices to choose from. Knowing which…

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