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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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Online training for aspiring crew

Ocean International Training Academy (O.I.T.A) is an online school founded by Hannah Ferrier and Anastasia Surmava, former cast members of the Bravo reality TV show Below Deck Mediterranean. The focus…

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New owners + new crew + high turnover is perfect formula for sheer frustration

First-time American owners, met with a shortage of experienced crew, have had a crash course in the high crew-turnover roller coaster ride that is the bane of the industry.

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How to skin a cat

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It takes creativity to keep a yacht running when supply falls far short of demand. Despite some setbacks, the world is slowly emerging from the depths of the COVID pandemic.…

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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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Automotive rust buster works wonders on boats as well

Deck crew know their tricks for fast, efficient problem-solving, and Triton has heard some talk on the dock about possibly the best rust remover around. Although its manufacturer, Gyeon, offers…

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Rules of the Road: New rules for 2021

As we say goodbye to 2020 with a hard shove out the door, we welcome in the New Year and look ahead to what awaits us in the world of…

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Top Shelf: Apples for apples

Kiev, Ukraine. December. Another lifetime ago.  A flashback puts me in Rod Taylor’s time machine and takes me to Osteria Pantagruel, near the opera house. The weather is turning nasty…

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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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