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

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

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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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Critical for all in yachting that work continues

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By Tom Serio​ The coronavirus, or COVID-19, is a pandemic that is likely to be around for a long time. Its impacts are far reaching, impacting how, where and when…

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Culinary Waves: Nutrition, time management, sanitation courses boost chefs’ CVs

Culinary Waves: by Chef Mary Beth Lawton Johnson Just as captains and all deck crew need to take courses to maintain their licenses on board, chefs need to maintain their…

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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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FLIBS19: USCG, CBP address yacht issues

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By Dorie Cox Surrounded by millions of dollars worth of yachts for sale, officers from several U.S. governmental agencies explained how to maintain compliance of those yachts after they are…

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Captain’s creativity protects engine investment

By Capt. Rocka Romcke I don’t think any engineer would disagree that to maximize engine performance, we need to give it clean fuel, clean air and clean oil. Years ago,…

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Monaco19: Making slow progress in U.S. visa, entry challenge

By Lucy Chabot Reed The people who navigate the field between non-U.S. yacht crew and U.S. immigration officials offered several hopeful messages at a seminar yesterday during the Monaco Yacht…

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New Furuno sonar goes deeper

Washington-based marine electronics company Furuno has launched a new WASSP F3X professional multibeam sonar package for mariners who need to see deep into the ocean. According to a company press…

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From the Bridge: Lower salary often beats experience when hiring captains

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With resume in hand, a discouraged yacht captain recently visited The Triton office in Fort Lauderdale. He said he could not find a job and asked if others said the…

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