Career

Phil Purcell is the man at the helm

While he jests that he might have chosen truck driving or log-house building as alternative livelihoods, Purcell’s career in the yachting industry spans more than 30 years.

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The ‘perfect time’ to transition out of yachting never comes

There were more than a few life lessons in store when a yacht chef found herself trying to open a cafe in England while on charter season in the Caribbean…

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Crazy lark becomes an adventure to cherish for a yacht chef and her dad

Ever done a little online shopping after opening a bottle of wine? Ever end up buying something really frivolous? What about an ambulance?

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Fraser founder dies at 99

Global yacht brokerage firm Fraser announced last week that its founder, David L. Fraser, passed away peacefully on Jan. 6. He was 99.  A born salesman with a lifetime love…

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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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10th USCG license renewal teaches some new lessons

Even after 40 years, an old captain can learn a new trick. Capt. Tedd Greenwald is on the 10th renewal of his U.S. Coast Guard license. At five years each,…

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Veteran charter broker dies

Yacht charter broker Lynette Hendry died on Nov. 24 after a long illness. She was 78. Born in New York City in 1941, Ms. Hendry grew up in Long Island,…

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Busting yachting CV myths

Editor’s note: Gavin McMichael of SuperyachtResume.com offered these CV tips to yacht crew during a seminar at a previous Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show.  Common myths about yachting resumes: Myth:…

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Acrew set to announce Crew Award winners

The votes are cast and the ballots counted. Find out who will win one of Acrew’s Crew Awards 2020 in a virtual ceremony streamed live on Youtube and Facebook on…

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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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