*From the Bridge

From the Bridge: Landing your dream job

Career-minded people entering the yachting industry today are given a lot of guidance on how to go about landing their dream job. Licensing and sea time requirements drive courses and…

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From the Bridge: Highs and lows as captain on a yacht

Defining the job of a yacht captain is tough. Every boat is different, every owner is different, and every program is different, so every job ends up being different. We…

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Not first choice but yacht deliveries worth variety and flexibility

As the season for repositioning heated up in South Florida, we invited a group of captains to our monthly From the Bridge luncheon to talk about deliveries, both from those…

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Many captains and yachts choose Ft. Lauderdale

The premise of this month’s From the Bridge captains luncheon might seem a little odd, but recent events in Ft. Lauderdale (discussions of a high-speed train, for one) have many…

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Not all captains see phone use as addictive

The past few years have changed things in the cell-phone-and-work arena on yachts. Thanks to technological advances, phones are much more than things with which to make phone calls on…

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Go sailing, trust your captain to enjoy yachting

We spend a lot of time in our monthly captains luncheons talking about things that impact a captain’s job and career. Most of those conversations over the past 10 years…

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Tomorrows leaders begin with captains of today

Tomorrow’s leaders begin with captains of today I read with great interest Capt. Ian Bone’s editorial regarding a captain’s leadership abilities [March issue, Write to be Heard, page A16]. And,…

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Captains give green crew a chance

Yachting has always attracted young people, some infatuated with the sea, others intrigued by the prospect of working on these lovely vessels, most intoxicated by the idea of being paid…

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Balancing life and work aboard yachts

When it comes to time off in yachting, captains say it’s tough to manage, no matter what. The rare story of an owner who schedules the boat’s use — and…

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Leadership skills coveted, not required, for captains

As long as I have been hosting these lunches, the issue of leadership skills among captains has come up. The skills aren’t required for licensure yet most captains and crew…

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