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Microturbines enter yachting

California-based Capstone Turbine Corp., a manufacturer of microturbine energy systems, has ordered 10 more of the ultra low-emission, diesel-fueled units for …

SatSleeve turns cell phone into sat phone

The newest version of the Thuraya SatSleeve transforms a standard iPhone into a satellite phone.   By docking an iPhone into the SatSleeve, users can call …

We may be entering new financial bubble

There are a lot of mixed feelings in the market today. We are hitting all-time market highs, but at the same time the feeling on the street seems to be that …

Tahiti offers land and sea options

With unparalleled diving, clear waters and sparsely populated villages, these islands in any other part of the world might be overrun with tourists and …

Crew Eye

It looks as though 164-foot M/Y Arianna has sprouted sails in this iPhone photo taken by Capt. Ian van der Watt of M/V Copasetic.   Behind Arianna is the …

Thousands chow at Chowder Cook-off

Summer has officially begun in Newport this year as several thousands of people attended the 32nd annual Great Chowder Cook-off at Newport Yachting Center on …

PYA: Astro Nav still under review

The Professional Yachting Association released this statement in May: Following a meeting between the PYA and Roger Towner, registrar general of shipping & …

Crew agencies get MLC nod

Two yacht crew placement agencies have been found compliant with MLC 2006 Convention requirements. “We are delighted to have gained compliancy prior to …

New 5nm light introduced

Georgia-based Hella Marine has introduced a new 5nm masthead LED lamp for vessels up to 164 feet.   The NaviLED PRO 5nm Masthead Lamp weighs 5 ounces and …

PYA OKs Super Crew

Super Crew, a training program based in Western Cape, South Africa, has recently become accredited by the Professional Yachting Association. In operation since …

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Which of your tasks on a yacht would you prefer not to do?

Which of your tasks on a yacht would you prefer not to do?

It comes as no surprise that the least liked tasks on yachts have to do with the sewage system. Jerold MacKinnon: Replacing black water …

Taking the Helm: First step for a good leader is staying quiet to listen

Taking the Helm: First step for a good leader is staying quiet to listen

Taking the Helm: by Capt. Paul Ferdais Something more and more common today is an inability or unwillingness to genuinely listen to …

Pinmar starts trial of sprayable filler

Pinmar starts trial of sprayable filler

Yacht finishing company Pinmar, paint manufacturer AkzoNobel and surveyors Wrede Consulting have partnered on a research project to …

Captain builds tender for users’ comfort

Captain builds tender for users’ comfort

Story and photos by Tom Serio He’s a big guy, with a big voice, and with big miles under his keel. Now he has big goals. Capt. …

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