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Taking the Helm: Reputation can make or break a leader’s influence

Taking the Helm: by Paul Ferdais Influence, not position or title, is the foundation for leadership, and leaders build their influence through behavior. As you might guess, acting with integrity,…

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Sea Sick: Disabling tick diseases can be hard to diagnose

Sea Sick: by Keith Murray Something about things that feed off my blood tends to raise the hair on the back of my neck. One of those things is a tick.…

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Secure at Sea: Before bringing guns aboard, weigh these factors

Secure @ Sea: by Corey Ranslem “Small vessel rapidly approaching from the port quarter!” is something no captain or bridge watch stander wants to hear when transiting through a high-risk area.…

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All Systems Go: ETOs are master troubleshooters onboard

All Systems Go: by Jason Robertson Being an ETO on a super yacht is one of the most exciting jobs in the world. Not only do we get to learn about…

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Crew’s Mess: Easy ponzu sauce

Crew’s Mess: by Capt. John Wampler One of the best things about working in the yacht industry is enjoying the fruits of the sea. Wahoo, mahi-mahi and tuna are frequent visitors…

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Top Shelf: Ease ‘surprise dessert’ panic

Top Shelf: by  Chef Timothy MacDonald As a sole chef in the 50-60m category, it’s hard scrabble. It’s harder scrabble floating around Cuba with the limited provisions available. What I have…

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Rules of the Road: Obtaining DoS not always clear-cut for yachts

Rules of the Road: by Capt. Jake DesVergers Most tasks involving two or more parties are less difficult if each party understands what the others are going to do. Within the…

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Crew Coach: Being the newbie is not easy; don’t be afraid to ask for help

Crew Coach: by Capt. Rob Gannon When we embark on a new career path or even just move around a bit within our profession, we can find ourselves falling into the “newbie”…

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Taking the Helm: Gender roles onboard changing at glacial pace

Taking the Helm: by Paul Ferdais In the news recently there have been calls to have more women in positions of leadership in all industries, which by definition includes the…

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Engineer’s Angle: Keep on top of boat’s bloodwork to save engine’s life

Engineer’s Angle: by JD Anson For days on end, machinery on board runs nonstop. Myriad parts are constantly rubbing together under incredible pressure, separated only by a film of oil…

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