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Taking the Helm: People don’t leave jobs; people leave people

Taking the Helm: by Capt. Paul Ferdais When the “I’m leaving” conversation happens with the captain, there always seems to be some extenuating circumstance: “I’m off to take courses for…

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Secure at Sea: Navigate high-risk areas safely with accurate intel in real time

Secure@Sea: by Corey D. Ranslem The world is amazingly dynamic, and an ever-changing maritime security situation can sometimes cause major interruptions to the best organized plans. I have worked in…

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Sea Science: Wind patterns blow with local flair, but their science is universal

Sea Science: by Jordanna Sheermohamed While there are the large-scale global winds that circumnavigate the Earth, there are seasonal and geographically influenced wind patterns that happen on smaller scales too.…

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Culinary Waves: The perfect Thanksgiving turkey

Culinary Waves: by Chef Mary Beth Lawton Johnson Not everyone gets to return to their roots for the holidays, but you can bring your roots to the yacht and turn…

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Rules of the Road: Relief supplies duty-free with condition

Rules of the Road: by Capt. Jake DesVergers The devastating effects of Hurricane Dorian left many islands in the northern Bahamas obliterated. After successive days of extreme winds and ocean…

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Top Shelf: ‘Breakfast Queen’ key to impressive buffet

Top Shelf: by Chef Tim MacDonald There is no more important session on charter than the breakfast session. It may be true to say that easy points are scored with…

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Crew’s Mess: Poutine de Poulet

Crew’s Mess: by Capt. John Wampler Oh, November. In the pastoral world of the North, the cord wood has been stacked by the door. Smoke from a fireplace wafts on…

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Agent’s Corner: S. Florida airports best when flying in on B1/B2

The Agent’s Corner: by Laura Garcia-Bartenfelder There are so many different aspects to receiving and traveling on a B1/B2 for crew members that in this column we will just broach…

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Engineer’s Angle: Fuel for both yacht, tender attractive

Engineer’s Angle: JD Anson Whether taking the boss shopping in St. Tropez or dragging kids for miles on a banana in the Bahamas, tenders are indispensable to today’s yachting scene.…

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FLIBS19: M/Y Excellence excels in interior contest

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Story and photos by Dorie Cox Under sunny, 80-degree skies, a hot Friday was transformed into a “magical night” on board 14 yachts during an interior staff competition at the…

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