Career

Friends, bosses remember Capt. Rob Fregeolle

By Dorie Cox Capt. Robert Byron Fregeolle died May 26 in a motorcycle accident in Fort Lauderdale. He was 32. Originally from Maine, Capt. Fregeolle started his career in yachting…

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Marine trade group helps create Florida’s first yacht apprenticeship program

The Fort Lauderdale-based Marine Industries Association of South Florida (MIASF) is working with the Florida Department of Education and Atlantic Technical College to establish the state’s first registered Yacht Service…

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Stew Cues: Network of contacts key to job hunting

Stew Cues: by Alene Keenan The job market is slow this time of year, especially for new crew. Many boats are still in the Caribbean, but as they return to…

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NJ welcomes Whit Kirtland

Veteran yacht broker Whit Kirtland has joined Northrop & Johnson as a sales broker in its Fort Lauderdale office. Kirtland is a third-generation maritime professional, with more than 36 years…

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U.S. Virgin Islands gets new CBP port director

Todd Bellew has been appointed U.S. Customs and Border Protection port director for the U.S. Virgin Islands, according to a recent agency news release. Bellew, who began his career with…

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Crew Coach: Don’t let the anxiety of change keep you from the exhilaration

Crew Coach: by Capt. Rob Gannon “All changes, even the most longed for, have their melancholy. For what we leave behind us is part of ourselves. We must die to…

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MarineMax has new regional manager

MarineMax has named Adam Cooper as general manager of its Massachusetts stores, including MarineMax Russo Danvers, MarineMax Boston and MarineMax Russo Hingham. Cooper began his marine career in the U.S.…

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Miami19: Miami Yacht Show’s move to downtown brings optimism

By Dorie Cox For most of the past 30 years, yachts tied to docks built along a narrow strip of waterway in Miami Beach for a brokerage show. There were…

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Stew Jerrah Blevins dies in hometown

Former yacht crew Jerrah Blevins died on Nov. 1 in her hometown of Tulsa, Oklahoma. She started her career in yachting in 2012 and worked on yachts of 80-100 feet…

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Crew Compass: In yachting, calling it quits means more than just giving up a job

Crew Compass: by Lauren Loudon When I first did my STCW, I did not know that I would spend the following years falling in love with the yachting industry. At…

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