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How to do Art Basel in Miami

By Sean McGregor Going to Miami for Art Basel week can be a lot to embrace and can be somewhat confusing for first timers. Art Basel is a for-profit, privately…

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New technology, skilled applicators treat fabrics, carpets onboard as first step in fire prevention

By Richard Perkins Many parts of a yacht are prone to fire, such as wiring behind fabric panels, engines under the floor, temperamental electronic equipment under wooden bridges, acres of…

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No rent, cable, electric bills equals savings by the boatload

By Conor Salmon I am a former yachtie who still has saltwater running through his veins. As many of you know, it’s been a few years since I worked on…

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Shipping U.S. boats raises EU tariff questions

By Simon Beck New EU tariffs associated with imports from the United States came into force on June 22. Since then, there has been a lot of confusion around what…

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Drowning doesn’t look like drowning

By Mario Vittone The new captain jumped from the deck, fully dressed, and sprinted through the water. A former lifeguard, he kept his eyes on his victim as he headed…

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Collaboration in yachting has grown in more ways than LOA

Earlier this year, Capt. AJ Anderson was elected president of the International Superyacht Society. As a seafarer for 40 years and an industry leader in operational management for 20, he…

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Melanie’s cabinet: Easy to follow the lead of this young crew

Follow the leader; be a team player; learn every day – and all of those types of things, right? Right. In my nearly 40-year journey as a chef and hospitality…

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Busting myths on MLC, crew vacations, days off

By Emma Batchelder The Maritime Labor Convention was written in 2006, but made a big impact when it entered into force on Aug. 20, 2013, one year after ratification by…

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Score with the universal language of soccer during the World Cup

By John Jarvie Boating is a universal language. Anywhere in the world, we have the capacity to communicate, bond and relate through experiences that only another boater could fully understand.…

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Yachting doesn’t need to hold crew with ‘golden handcuffs’

By Conor Salmon One of my favorite quotes is: “Whether you think you can or whether you think you can’t, you’re right.” Henry Ford is credited with saying this back…

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