Engineers

Bradford’s Paul Engle retires

By Dorie Cox After 26 years at Bradford Marine, former president Paul Engle has retired. He was at the helm of the Fort Lauderdale shipyard through many changes, including expansion…

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Feadship develops alternate treatment for NOx emissions

Feadship has created a new technology to reduce nitrogen oxide (NOx) emissions from diesel propulsion engines on yachts.  Selective catalytic reduction (SCR) systems currently in use to bring engines into…

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Newport19: Deck crew fill fenders, arrange flowers, hop, fly drones

Captains, deck crew and engineers faced four challenges of competition during the Newport Charter Yacht Show last week.  They were recognized in specific categories, but overall prizes were awarded with…

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Engineer’s Angle: Engineer key to safety on a yacht

Engineer’s Angle: by JD Anson Whether tied to the dock or a thousand miles from shore, the safety of boat and personnel are of paramount importance to the crew. All…

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Engineers sync skills, value in growing ETO field

By Dorie Cox Six yacht engineers sit flanked by electrical schematics, equations on a whiteboard, and loads of black boxes and screens in a bright, cold classroom. They gaze off…

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Engineer’s Angle: The ABCs of PLCs; It’s not witchcraft

Engineer’s Angle: by JD Anson As yacht builders strive to differentiate themselves, the boats are becoming more complex. Increasingly, push-button computer interfaces are being installed to operate everything from starting…

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MYBA19: Acrew hosts medical, cyber seminars

Acrew hosted several events to help crew stay informed and expand their skills at this year’s 31st MYBA Charter Show. Thirty-three crew members from 16 yachts, including yachts Spirit, Calypso,…

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Taking the Helm: Mid-level leaders must balance needs of those above and below

Taking the Helm: by Paul Ferdais While a bosun, second stew or second engineer all have leadership roles, they’re also considered middle managers. They have people who report to them,…

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PBIBS19: Fish first, yacht second on Mary P

By Dorie Cox Three yacht crew sit casually on the transom of the 122-foot Trinity sportfish yacht. A drawing of the yacht profile is printed above the name Mary P…

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Balance Below: Online condition-monitoring technologies transport data, not people

Balance Below: by Rich Merhige Has equipment failure cost you a charter or owner’s trip? When it comes to yacht maintenance, failure to plan results in, well, failures. The yachting…

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